Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I haven’t posted here in quite a while. I've been a busy bee, though I've still maintained my healthy lifestyle during my Sparkpeople.com absence. Conversations I have had with people often include asking me for tips as we move into spring. I’ve maintained my progress and I love helping others, as this helps to keep me motivated. So, the top tip I want to share is this. VISUALIZATION. That’s very important.
When I say visualization, I’m talking about a lot of things. You need to visualize yourself at your ideal weight. Visualize yourself eating a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. Visualize yourself having at least 5 servings each of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains per day. Visualize yourself being more mobile and increasing your physical activity. Lastly, visualize that you are maintaining these things for the rest of your life.
Even if you don’t really believe in your heart that you can achieve these things, you need to see yourself doing them. Don’t worry about not believing in yourself. That's normal. But, for each little, teeny-tiny milestone you make, you’ll feel a little bit more confident and over time, you'll begin to believe more in yourself. But it all starts with first visualizing it.
You need to see yourself all the time, the way you want to live, the way you want to be. That’s the most expeditious way to achieve your goals.