It’s that time of year again… New Year’s Resolutions. Truth is, I just hate them. Most of the time they are just wishes that never come true. So writing a bunch of wishes down on some sticky notes doesn’t appeal to me but I do like to use the New Year as a reset button. For my business I always create a business plan with a timeline and so far that has worked better than I’d ever expected, so I’m going to do the same thing for me. I’m going to work out goals, a timeline and a plan to achieve them.
Last year was a hard one for me, my family and my close friends. There was a lot of change and quite a bit of pain on many fronts so I spent a lot of time being supportive of family that needed me. It was a year of flying by the seat of my pants and that isn’t something I’m used to, and quite frankly after doing it, I’m not a fan so it is time to get back to what I like. Plans, organization, calm and peace. Goodbye chaos you aren’t welcome here anymore.
A big part of that pain was my knee. At the beginning of the year one of my friends convinced me to try Zumba. I loved Zumba, but sadly it didn't love me back. Click To Tweet Or more specifically, my knee couldn’t keep up with Zumba’s fast pace and free spirit. I got to spend weeks getting the swelling down and sessions with the Ortho surgeon went by in a blur. All I can remember of those visits was “It would have been better if you had” and “I really don’t want to do a knee replacement for another ten years unless I have to.” So I spent forever hobbling around hopping upstairs and then eventually when it could move again and hold my weight physical therapy. After about ten months I can now go upstairs again and have about 75% of my range of motion and use of my knee back. I’ll never do Zumba again and I suspect high heels and dancing are history as well. But the very worst part of the knee injury? Weight gain. Between inactivity and feeling sorry for myself I packed on about 30 pounds.
Those 30 pounds does nothing for my knee or my self-esteem so it is going to come off. Notice I didn’t say that I want it to come off or that I’m going to work on it. I said it is going to come off. I am a big believer in what you put out in the universe will happen and I love creations statements.
You can use these or create your own. Make sure yours is a statement of fact and that it is written as though it exists. Make sure it doesn’t have a negative in it. Bad examples: I will not give into cravings or I am going to lose XYZ pounds. Turn them into: I crave nutritious food my body needs or I am a perfect size 10. Statements like that make all the difference. Say them out loud. Emotionally embrace them. Believe them. Yes, you might have doubts in the back of your mind but swat them away and just keep saying them until they are true.
I’m a big believer in a slow and safe path to better health and my plan is going to be exactly that. I’m going to do one step at a time. I’ll share a new step each week. It might not be easy, but I promise it will be much easier than giving up everything you love all at once and trying to do it all! I find that usually gets results short term but it isn’t a permanent change and worse it stresses our bodies and can make it so that we are doing unseen damage.
So if you’d like to get healthier, take some weight off and just feel better, join me each week and see if this program works for you. This is a FREE program that you can do without buying anything and still get great results.