Do you have a goal weight? What does that number mean to you? It’s important to have goals, but it’s more important to think of these goals in terms of what achieving them will actually do for you.
Here’s a not-so-subtle hint: it means nothing. When you look in the mirror can you see a number? Is there a number on the stranger that just walked by you, or the model in that magazine? Does reaching that number give you some sort of advantage in life? Does something miraculous happen if your scale shows that number? I’m going to take a wild guess and say the answer to all of these questions is an easy no. So why do we cling to it? Why is the goal a number, or even a jean size (another number)? To me it seems it’s hard to stimulate any genuine motivation with that kind of worthless, intangible goal.
So next time you think to yourself “I want to lose __lbs” I want you to think something like these instead:
’I want to be able to run around with my children for more than 30 seconds without getting winded’
’I want to cross running a 5k off my bucket list’
‘I want to be able to keep up in my favorite spin class’
‘I want to love the way I look in photos with my family’
There are so many different things that losing weight, and improving your health can actually do for a person and their life. We should be focusing on these things - things that are worth working for, that actually light a fire inside you so you can push through challenges, and obstacles. A silly number just doesn't have the same impact.
In taking this approach you might find it’s easier to make progress, that it’s less stressful, because you no longer let a number determine your worth, AND it’ll more enjoyable. Yes, I just said that improving your health should be enjoyable*, can you imagine that!
What do you think, what’s your tangible goal?
p.s. Sorry for the random pic…was going to do a pict of my feet on the scale but feet are just not awesome to look at, and I couldn’t do it haha.
You're rich when you got something money can't buy. Got my first 26.2 miles in over the weekend in my hometown. A huge thanks to my awesome family and friends for cheering me on and keeping me chugging along! And an even bigger thank you to the best future husband, @prestondigitator1 you da best! #getafterit#girlswhorunn#instarunner
Haven't posted in a while because I've been too busy gettin' after it! ;)
Progress is slower than I want but I'm still pushing hard. Have a great day full of faith and love, errbody! :) #DisciplineEqualsFreedom#GetAfterIt
Who feels this way about Mondays?! Not too long ago this was me too. I dreaded work the next day all day Sunday, to the point where I would cry because I knew how I would feel when my alarm went off Monday morning. It was almost as if I was sad and homesick for the weekend and it wasn't even over yet!
Through the help of this amazing community I'm always gushing about, and some stellar personal development books that were seriously life-changing, I've reworked my mindset about Mondays! Hallelujah!!
I now enjoy my Sunday without the dread and feelings of sadness and anxiousness about Monday…
And thanks to a few awesome tricks I've learned, I now wake to my alarm Monday with ease and view it as an exciting fresh start to a new week full of possibility! .
Check out my stories if you want to see some of my Monday morning routine today… And if you want in on the secrets I have learned send me a DM – I'd be more than happy to share with you and pay it forward!!
Happy Monday everyone, enjoy it while it lasts!