When I started on this journey over 4 years ago, my main motivator was to reclaim my health and get back into so-called ‘normal’ sized clothing. But there was something about this time that was so different from all my other past attempts—I am too not sure if it was my internal clock to get healthy ticking ever so loudly OR if I had reached my breaking point where I just needed to finally gain control over my life.
So many times in the past, I allowed myself to become a bystander in this journey we call life. I would lackadaisically go through the motions, but never felt the need to permanently change. I often wondered why this time was so different. There is one little word that seemed to make sense and that word is ACTION!
Action, you may be asking yourself? Yep, action it is! This time I decided I would longer let life pass me by. I was going to take action in every thing that I did in my life. If that meant tracking every food item I consumed, whether I strayed or not, I did just that. If that meant drinking my 8 glasses of water every day, I did just that. If that meant searching until I found my exercise passion, I did just that. If that meant coming to the boards and looking for advice, support, and encouragement, I did just that.
By taking action we are taking control of our lives. No one else is driving the car. We are the driver! SparkPeople tools are the ideal means to helping us take action toward our goals. They help us not just to lose weight and get fit; they are the tools to help us transform our lives.
It seems like such an easy thing to do, but there have been times I have been paralyzed by frustration, fear, and plain ol’ tiredness of putting in all the hard work and not getting the results I wanted or expected. But since there are some aspects on this journey that I could never control, the scale being one of them, I did take control over those areas that I could and this was all done via that one tiny word--ACTION.
I hope you will find the action in your life to get you to your own goals. This is truly an area in which we can control. We can’t allow ourselves to become paralyzed. We must allow ourselves to keep working hard each and every day knowing that ACTIONS BRING RESULTS.
What actions do you take to get the results you want? Do you get frustrated by your inaction at times? How have SparkPeople tools helped you achieve your goals?
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