Day 9: On the road to being Fit!

How does it feel to be making some headway?!  Pretty exciting, isn't it?  If you're new to this relax, it's all happening.  Here a few things to think about as you contemplate your fitness program, nutrition and overall goals for this week.... Stay fresh. Keep your vision in front of you and make your goals come alive each time you say them.  Breathe life into how you will feel and look when you accomplish a goal.  Believe in yourself and your ability to be FIT.  Be specific and you will be amazed at the person who emerges at the end of the month! Keep a positive mindset. Go back a couple of days (Day 7) and remind yourself of all the great support you have.  Use the people who are on your team to help keep you on track.  Call upon everyone on your list as often as you need! Full steam ahead. Keep your goals in front of you - do you...
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Day 5: Shake up your Fitness!

Day 5 - Bust outta your groove..... shake it up! That's Richard Knerr in the photo, co-founder of Wham-O..... the inventor of the Frisbee and Hula Hoop.  Think he had fun at the office?!!  Follow his example and step out of the groove you've created for yourself.  Live a little :) The more you can feed your body and mind a new concept, the more successful you will be at achieving your goal.  You are obviously looking for change and to create something new, so go all out!  Go to an exotic lunch place, listen to a new radio station, wear a different color, follow a different route home - something that will set you on another path to reach your goal.  Subtle shifts over a period of time are very effective in creating those initial sparks you'll need to transform. Relax..... you've got a few more weeks to transition into the new you! “Be the change you want to see in the...
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Day 4: Strength in Journaling

Day 4 - Step into your goals and start a journal The power of the written word - welcome it!  What a great way to work out your thoughts and feelings while you discover a new aspect of yourself with your goal.  Capture your thoughts, emotions and actions daily to help imprint your goals and make them more solid for yourself. You will keep your momentum going and further clarify your goals.  Through your writing, you  will most likely get more clarity when you take a moment to sit down and reflect on what you've done so far.  It may help to 'tweak' your words, image or desires. Being able to write about your progress is a powerful aspect of achieving your goals. You don't have to be a great writer - just be able to reflect on your inspirations, motivations, excitement about reaching your goals.  What will it mean to you on Jan 31 to see the previous week's entries and...
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Day 3: Get in your face!

Day 3 - Get in your face! Now that you've got your goals written down, get in your own face and post them everywhere!!  Seriously, post them in the bathroom, on the fridge, at your work space - anywhere you spend a little time each day. Each time you read them, embody them more.  If you made a goal to work up to 3 miles on the treadmill so you can do a 5K in March, start envisioning it.  Feel your strides, your core engaged, your body in harmony as you reach your first mile, your second mile, your third mile. Did you pick the race you are going to do?  What is it going to feel like when you cross the finish line?  How are you going to reward yourself?  Are you going to take a spa day and get a massage?  Buy a new pair of sneakers to get ready for your next race? Remember, be specific, own it in your...
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Day 2: Laser your new Fitness Goals

Day 2 - Laser your Fitness Goals Did you write out your goals yesterday?  If not, stop now, and do it! How specific did you get with your goals?  Did you simply state you'll begin exercising this week?  Did you lay out your week?  What type of cardio you'll do, a weight routine, an eating plan? SPELL IT OUT.  The more you able to clearly define your goals, the more successful you'll be.  Here are some ways to lay it out...... I'll exercise 3x/wk I'll do 30 min on the Elliptical, and 30 minutes of circuit training I'll do 30 min of cardio M/W/F, take a kettlebell class and do 2 30 minute sessions of circuit training Define your workout each step of the way, and you will make it through your first month! This is part of a series '31 Days to Stay on Track with your New Year's Resolutions' Jan 2011.  ©Paula D'Andrea. All rights reserved....
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