Do you “See yourself” in the future?

As we jump into the New Year we all  make those resolutions.  Why do we do this?  It is because we have been conditioned year after year to do so.  What resolutions have you actually followed through on?  Come on, be honest.

If we really want to make something happen we need to figure out Why we want it and figure out what it takes to make it happen.  The number 1 resolution made each year is something having to do with fitness.   Most resolve to hit the gym and get healthy and or to reduce weight.   By March 1st most have completely stopped working out and their new way of “reducing” has been long forgotten.

Many also resolve to work on increasing their financial situation, some look for a way to bring more money in.  Some plan to take that dream vacation.   Others resolve to continue their education, take on a hobby, or learn something new, perhaps a new language.

If we do not see ourselves as having done what we are setting out to do we more often than not  fail.  Now I know you are saying to yourself. “where is she going with this”.

In order for us to “see” ourselves reaching our destination no matter what it is  we must  really   SEE  ourselves  at the finish line.   One way to do this is to  write a letter to your future self  sharing the steps you took to get to where you are today (in he future).

Yes a letter, you know like the “snail mail”  actually take a piece of paper and write yourself a letter.

Dear _______________, 

I am so excited to be sharing this with you.   On June 9th I walked into our favorite store and tried on clothes for the first time in years.   OMG, the look on our face when we realised we had shrunk 4 sizes.  We finally bought that little red dress (black is not for us anymore).    Shopping in our closet has been amazing.    Remember coming across that flowered blouse, what were we thinking when we bought it?.

Can you believe we have paid off all of our credit card debt?  Let us vow never to let that happen again (rack up the debt that is)   July 1st  will always be known as the day we were set free.  

You get the picture,  write to yourself and tell yourself the steps you took.  Write how you felt, where were you when you first realized you were achieving what you set out to do.

If your goals are BiG and you have a 1 year, 3 year or more plan send yourself several letters to  get your through each step.    You may not always reach your planned destination, however taking the time to do this will help you set your mind to get you started.   Be sure to put the letter in an envelope and address it to yourself.  Take it out and read it every now and then.

I have been doing this for about three years, has everything happened like I planned?  Absolutely not, however many have, (just in a different way).

If you found this helpful, please feel free to leave a comment, and/or share with others.

 

Helpful tips for your Healthy Journey

Is this year the year your New Year’s Resolution sticks?   Each day is a journey, some smooth, some bumpy and others downright frightful.  The key to a sticking to your  “Get Healthy” resolution is baby steps.

Step#1- Do not jump into a strict diet along with joining a gym all at the same time.   Instead, start incorporating small changes which will make your journey much smoother.   One BIG STEP you can take is give up soda of any kind, along with any other sugary drinks .

The  average number of calories added on a  daily basis is about 400 by drinking soda.  If you are watching calories that is a quick way to use them up.   Choosing to cut back on soda can do wonders for your weight-loss efforts. See how many days you can go without drinking the fizzy stuff.    Please join us on facebook in our healthy Happy journey group.  We uplift, encourage and offer tips to others helping us all stay on the healthy path.

Plans for 2017?

Every year millions of us resolve to  do the same thing,  Lose Weight  and live a healthier lifestyle.

We Vow to do this each and every year, right after we finish that box of yummy chocolates we got for Christmas.   If you are sitting there shaking your head saying “yep, that’s me” you are not alone,   I have been there more times than I can count.

Have you ever stopped and counted the money you have spent on the never ending battle to lose weight? I actually did just that this year, and I was shocked!   If you count the lotions, the potions, this pills, the wraps, the “special food”, the patches  and oh let us not forget all those apps.  It blew my mind I have actually spent  5K (shhh do not tell  my hubby).    The Exercise equipment alone was  ridiculous .  First came the weight set (sits in a corner),  Then came the Treadmill, which did get lots of use however, the Dr said it was bad on the hips.   The Elliptical came next, this I still use.  We will not mention all those “gimmick items that were tossed in between.

The “More Mature” (never old) I get  I am concerned with being healthy.  Healthy, not broke.

If you are finding yourself in this same boat, I invite you to join me over the next few weeks as I share some helpful tips with you. These tips will also be shared in my facebook group please join us as we encourage, uplift and cheer one and other  along.

What if there was a way to Gain improved health while losing weight doing something most of us have been doing daily for years??????