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A Clean Slate

Posted Jan 17 2009 12:00am

I have been really struggling the past few week with motivation. I started this new year determined to get my life together...you know eat better, loose weight, workout everyday,give up this or that. I started with so much enthusiasm and determination. But somehow I have gotten off track, already. I have only run once this past week. I have all the excuses, my treadmill broke last week, I am moving in two weeks, so I have been packing like a mad woman, both my kids had cavities that had to be fixed this week, the list goes on.

Yesterday I spent a few minutes thinking about how good I will feel if I actually stick with my goals, if I really lost that 10 pounds. There is a huge part of me that wants to be happier and healthier this year. So what is getting in my way??

Is it fear or sabotage? OR is it just being more comfortable with my own laziness? Most people just slip back into their old habits, I haven't even done that. My old habits were good, I seem to be creating all new ones. I have been asking myself  "How badly do you want this? or is it just some silly fantasy that would be nice if I didn't have to work too hard at it?

I decided if I really want things to change I need to put all my effort into it and start with a clean slate:

* Reconfirm to myself what I want.
* Make sure my goals are realistic.
* Write down my goals for the year.
* Spend a few minutes every morning reading my goals and imagine what it will be like to achieve them.
* Make a plan to attain my goals.
* Take small steps each day to achieve my goals.

I think if  I keep a positive attitude and remember Frayed Laces ' motto~DDYA, I can do anything I put my mind to.
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