Establishing Goals & Staying Focused
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I just started reading Peter Walsh's book about the clutter inside a person - mainly the clutter we carry around with us in the form of extra pounds. So far it's a very interesting read and I thought I would share some sentiments that really hit home for me so far and possibly for other Spark'ers as well.
"To lose weight, to achieve the body and look you desire, you have to consider the many aspects of where and how you live. You have to consider the life you want to live. You have to look at your body the way you look at your house and say, 'Do I honor and respect this body? Does it reflect who I am?' If your goals aren't clear and your thinking isn't focused, you can't break the habits that stand in your way" (Walsh 11).
Walsh, Peter. "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat." New York, NY: Free Press, 2008. Print.
When I read that, I realized how overwhelmed and out of sync I have been feeling. I am not being focused and establishing a "vision" for my future.
So I'm taking this week to get grounded and really think about what I want in life - the life I want to live. I don't want to settle for a life that is so-so. Now the hard part is figuring out which dreams I genuinely want successfully manifested. Time to have a heart to heart with myself.
I'm also been watching for guidance from the cosmos, those "signposts" that will help me stay on the right path. And after my walk this evening, I drove by a sign that read,
"Success is not a destination - it is a road."
Another awesome find this week is a new cookbook. While I love my SparkPeople cookbook, I wish there more recipes in it. I found a fabulous one with lots of low calorie and low fat yummy recipes. There were only a handful of recipes I didn't have an interest in trying out. I'm considering just starting with the first recipe and just working my way through... shifting between the different meal types. It feels good to be so excited about cooking healthy and truly delicious meals again!