Do you put off your goals? We pick out some magical date in the future to get back on track. Actually, I should change that “we” to ME! I’m raising my hand as in that is what I tend to do. There is no magic in putting off getting back on track.
Sometimes it seems like many of us, me included, put off our goals for some magical date. There is no magical date, your time is NOW! We can put off our goals until some vague, magical date in the future….”Next Monday, the beginning of next month, next New Years, when my kids go back to school, when I change jobs, blah, blah, etc., etc. Do any of these sound familiar to you? When we wait, we waste time and our precious energy. We also do more damage to our weight loss goals and make it even more difficult to get back on track. We are putting off what we really want – to lose weight (or regained weight) and maintain it.
There is always something coming up. There is always a reason (aka rationalization, excuse to put off getting back on track. If you need a list, let me know. I’ve got a long one! LOL. When one distraction or reason disappears, it can be quickly replaced with a new one. If we let it, there will always be something that can stand in your way if you allow it. All we’re doing is cheating ourselves. For every day that we put off taking action towards a goal, it is another day that we are putting off our success.
In the past, I’ve lacked the “want” of getting back on track. I want to “want to” get back on track! If you can relate, I’ll use the phrase from Nike – JUST DO IT. Even if it means changing one habit moving towards getting back on track. For example, instead of grazing all day, give yourself a stop time such as stopping grazing at 3:00 p.m., or graze every other day or whatever moves you forward to getting back on track. If you do one thing, you are just that much closer to not just getting back on track but BEING back on track. Whether you make the move to being completely back on track or take a single step by changing one thing, you create momentum. That momentum will propel you forward to getting back on track…being on track…and staying on track! YEA YOU!
Reaching your weight loss goals (or any goals) exist in today, right now. If you put off taking action, you’re putting off your success. Take your goals and action off hold and do it today. Goals cannot be started in the future. Today is yours. So are your goals. The only good time to start is right now.
Believe In Yourself,
Cathy, PCC-ICF, CLC
Professional Certified Coach, Certified Life Coach
Weight Loss Surgery Coach, Certified Back On Track Facilitator