Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The following message was sent to Motivation Station (weekly/monthly challenges) SparkTeam by one of the Team's Leaders. She took a quote from Spark's Secrets of Success which really hit home for me.
What a great way to start each day!
I can do anything for one day!!
“Every morning when I wake up I say to myself today I'm going to stick to my diet only for one day!!! I can do anything for one day!!! I don't think about how much I have to lose I just say one day at a time. And guess what all those one days add up and BOOM your at your goal!!!” emoticon
- Submitted by ABONDGIRL 4/20/2013 in Getting Back On Track
When I read this message it was like a light bulb going on in my head – this is so simple, and so true! I wonder why I too didn't think of this. In articles I have read on SparkPeople, and elsewhere, it is said that goals can be reached much more easily if they are set at an attainable level. In other words, do not make your weight loss goal to lose 50 lbs. but rather to lose 10 lbs. in so many days. Once that is achieved, it is recommended that another attainable goal be set which could be another 10 lbs. in so many days and so on until the result matches the original more lofty goal.
I think, however, that many of us have found that even such smaller goals are difficult to reach when it comes to weight loss. Why not make your goal only for one day! Tell yourself that today you will stick to your change to a more balanced lifestyle. You will eat your healthier diet and do your exercises? As Abondgirl states above, you can do anything for one day and all those one days add up. Before you know it, you've reached your original goal.
Now to develop this new mindset so that it is my norm and the first thing I think of when getting up in the morning ...
11 September 2013