FITNESS TIP #6: Plan Your Attack
Making healthy lifestyle changes is a bit like swimming. You need to figure out which strategy works best for you. Some people prefer the SINK or SWIM strategy. They dive right in, knowing that the cold water is going to be a shock to their system. Yet, they quickly figure out what it takes to swim. These people are eager to plan healthy meals and are committed to working out regularly throughout the week.
For others, it's a process...dip your toes in first, stand in knee-deep water, then to your waist, your shoulders and then you're ready to dip your head under water. Similarly, it might mean making one small change each week until you're at a point where you're ready to take off. That's okay! If you make one healthy change each week, and build on those changes, for 3 months, you'll be amazed at how much weight you'll lose!
So go ahead...jump in with an awesome cannon ball entrance or dip your toes in...the important thing is that you get you started.
I told you, another AWEsome tip. Whether you prefer the dive right in or the dippin' toes method, once you begin PLANNING what you'll do to get healthy, you are a good part of the way to your over all success.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
So go on, get out there and MAKE A PLAN. Once you begin implementing your steps, as Barb says, you'll be amazed at how much weight you'll lose!
(Take it from someone who is 30+ pounds down AND is following Barb's tips VERY closely; that girl is a SMARTIE McSmarty Pants, I tell you!)
Okay, that's it for me, today, lots to do. Oh...
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SEND BARB YOUR WEIGHTS THIS WEEKEND. I KNOW THAT NOT EVERYONE WEIGHS IN WEEKLY BUT FOR THOSE WHO DO, IT IS SO MUCH EASIER FOR HER TO CALCULATE OUR WEIGHT LOSS IS YOU STAY ON TOP OF GETTING HER THOSE NUMBERS! SHE'S DOING US A SOLID BY KEEPING TRACK. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
Till next time!
Our Virtual Trip(s)
Michele: 3.75 miles
Anna: 45 miles
Sandi: 44.96 miles
Debbie: 24 miles
Kathy: 49.45 miles