Stage 3: Lifestyle Change (here I come....)
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It is time... it is time to commit to the "lifestyle change"- scares the crap out of me and that probably is because I am afraid of failure. Failure has always been an option with diets... if you are tired of it- then you quit. Very simple very easy!! A lifestyle change to me is more of a life determining movement. And if I commit and make a lifestyle change then I am encompassing more then just the food I eat and the activity that I do or do not do. Hummm... not sure that makes it any less overwhelming but I do know that failure is not an option and I can't fail if I just keep trying to live my life towards this new lifestyle. It is all probably just friggin' semantics BUT I have fallen for it and that is all that counts!
So in Stage 3 I will be taking many action steps, such as; positive self talk, reviewing my goal consistently, work on overcoming hurdles, seek out positive people, motivation seeking and spreading, streaks and rewards. I will be living it through and through with positivity and motivation.
So while I am in this stage I can really start looking at those "hurdles" (another blog) and address action steps to help me jump over them. I will continue what I have been doing and when I feel ready set new challenges for myself to keep me going.
One thing Chapter 8 says I need to do is to embrace a mantra. I use to always say (and think) if you always do what you always did then you will always get what you always got. But I tire of that and it makes me thing of WW - and that makes me think diet so I need a new on. I do like the saying, "Actions speak louder then words" and it could apply to all of my ambitious goals. So maybe that will be my mantra- I will try it out for a while and get back to you.
So today I will move on to stage three-- I do have some stage 1 things to do and I will do them today... there is this visual collage I am suppose to make but finding photos etc would cause me to make a trip to the attic and a mess in my garage.... BUT I do know where there are some photos of me from when I lost 60 pounds in my early 30's and I will get those and place them were I can see them. Then I will have full completed stage 1 and 2. BUT I am still moving on to 3 because my head is ready to go!! And I need to run with that!!