Here is some advice that can be life-changing:
Have a Plan
You can have a plan of active for many things in life....from daily plans to broader career or personal life plans. The key is to think about what you need to
do to be successful in meeting the end result and then have a mental plan of action
For high school and college grads, having a plan for their future career or goals to live independently is needed to chart a course and stay focused. Or their future could be many years of living with the parents, wasting time drifting along, or making bad decisions that follow with alot of regret years later.
As far as achieving goals in weight loss, fitness and health, the first thing that
needs to happen is to establish of plan of action (and then of course follow it!).
Decide what is required in order to get the end result and then take the necessary steps to make it happen. Schedule workouts like appointments that can't be broken,
take the time to have the right foods available, and eliminate the temptations or obstacles that could undermine your progress.
Part of a successful Plan is having a "WHAT IF" sub-plan. Be ready for times that
interrupt your first plan of action...like working late, social events or injury.
Your backup plan will carry you through during those trying times when the first impulse is to kick your plan to the curb and get off track.
Here is some more life-changing advice:
Learn to say NO!
It is nearly impossible to devote the time and attention needed to be healthy, eat right and exercise regularly when you are stressed out by a too-full schedule. Take you and your family's physical and mental health seriously by limiting activities and commitments that end up leading you on the "take-out track",no time for fitness and insufficient rest and sleep. Have a family meeting to map out a plan to make
nutrition and fitness a priority...it is the best thing you can do for your kids!
To quote Albert Einstein: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
I think it is less "craziness" and more apathy combined with getting caught up with
our "go-go-go" society.
Trim Up's SummerSTRONG nutrition and fitness program has a definite Plan of Action
that IF FOLLOWED, will guarantee results!