What do you really want?
When it comes to your health, what do you want?
Do you want to…
- lose that 10 lbs that’s been lingering since 2008?
- look like you did back in the day before life got busy?
- get your body back now that the kids are grown?
Regardless of the specifics of what you want, there are two things that you and I both want:
- We want our way.
- We want to do what we want to do.
With that in mind, knowing that in the moment you still want to have…
- your wine, Blue Bell, late nights and early mornings,
- mindless dinners out with friends,
- the ability to clean your kids plate and not really count that as part of your meal,
- your diet soda (no calories right?)
- whatever they have at the airport, conference, gala, etc.
Knowing that we all want an oompa loompa now, let’s add to that question: What do you really want? In light of your current habits, and sometimes excuses, do you really want to become the type of person who…
- makes the small daily choices to lose 10lbs and maintains a healthy weight?
- is self-aware enough in the moment to realize when you’re overcommitted and use food, drink, working out (or lack there of) to comfort and regain some type of control in our life?
- chooses what’s right over what’s fun, fast, and easy?
You’ll never change your life until you change something in your life you do daily.
When you look at changing your life, it’s overwhelming to think through everything that needs to be done. But when you break down your goals into small, 1 step at a time skills, your anxiety subsides and hope re-enters the picture.
When my daughters are facing a mountain of homework that seems like it’s never ending, I ask them this: What’s the best way to eat an elephant? They mumble “One bite at a time…dad.”
When you focus on the entire elephant, it’s daunting. There’s fear of taking the first bite. You feel hopeless because it’s too much.
So to help you take that first bite, here’s Avenu’s 3 step process to making any journey sustainable:
- Cast a bold vision:
- What am I most committed to…really?
- Make bold changes:
- What’s the smallest step I can take today to become the type of person who lives a sustainable and healthy lifestyle?
- Lead yourself boldly:
- What’s the best way to hold myself accountable to the daily choices I seek to make?
Change requires vision. Sustained vision requires leadership and the vulnerability to ask the tough questions.
As long as you stay true to yourself, hold yourself accountable to your vision and stay on your path, a sustainable and healthy lifestyle comes naturally.
Plan to invest a one time block of 30 minutes within the next 3 days to walk through the 3 step process. If you get stuck or need some questions answered, let me know. Here to be a good tour guide 😎