Last week I traveled to my home town to spend time with my Mum and Dad, Mum is ill at the moment.
Living in the city it’s a big culture shock from the busy hustle and bustle and going into “laid back cruizey mode”.
We stayed at doggy friendly accommodation just outside of town where they have rescue animals. And it was so peaceful there.
Our outings consisted of spending time with family and taking the dogs (and us) to the beach for “walkies” and exercise.
I was just getting into swing of things, waking up to nothing but birds, geese, sheep, seeing kangaroos and experiencing the “calmness” of it all – and it was time to leave.
Other than leaving Mum and Dad, especially with Mum being so ill at the moment, I found myself feeling really emotional and reflecting about what I wanted out of life.
I love the beach, I don’t even have to be in the water, just looking at it, makes me feel “at home and content”. And it reminded me of what my goals in life were for my health, fitness, body, VFT, spending time with family and my furry babies.
The same applies to our fat loss goals. We experience something inspiring, something we’re super passionate about, we’ll get excited about it… but getting there and achieving that is a whole different ball game.
Each day I take steps to work towards my goals. Even if things crop up that throw a spanner in the works I still take some kind of action. Because I don’t want to be, 10 years from now, wondering why I didn’t reach those goals.
So I’d love you to ask yourself this…
What action are you taking today to bring you closer to your fat loss goals?
When you feel that surge of inspiration to take things up a notch with your workout, nutrition, to reduce stress in your life, to figure out what holds you back, do you push it back and say “I’ll deal with it later” or do you say “today, I’m going to start taking steps right now to make this (my fatloss goals) happen!”.
To help you, I’ve created a fun pdf for you to download…
No matter how small or large, write down at least 5 things you can start doing now to take action to help make your fat loss goals happen for you.
And make each of those things something that you like doing or love doing.
So if, for example, you’re a beginner to exercise and living a healthy lifestyle, you love walking down the beach, do that (even if it’s 3 times per week). If you have a sweet tooth and want a super fast treat for yourself mix some organic greek yoghurt with your most favourite fruit. You can even put it in the blender and freeze it (turn it into Popsicles).
If you’re more advanced and want to nip that 3-4% of body fat in the bud, add things like swapping your protein shake (if you’re having a few each day) to another form of protein to help stimulate your metabolism, add a special super food treat (something fun, and that helps with cravings) to your nutrition, change up your training adding different intensities, or weight training techniques. Make them things you would love to try, possibly have been thinking about for a while, but haven’t done it.
So positive things that you love that will make you feel good and take you a step closer to your fat loss goals. Every month go over your 5 things and add something else to the list.
Here’s why this works…
If you’re doing things that make you feel good it will, more than you realize, change your day, your outlook on life and help inspire you to gradually take more and more action towards your goals. When you’re getting results, you get excited and how you start to “think” about yourself improves.
Download the pdf, and create your list and then fill me in (in the comments below) on what your 5 fun things are that you’re going to do over the next four weeks.
Before I go, just a quick reminder about my 12 Week Online Fat Loss Group Coaching program. Enrollment is currently open for my next group starting November 5th, 2013. You can get the full details here.
Lots of hugs