Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year - New You- Improve Your Resoultions

Happy Healthy New Year

Let’s not resolve to do something, Let’s look forward to it.
We all only need one main goal for this coming year 
 To Focus on What we Want….
I frequently help my clients set goals and they are usually very negative.   LOSE weight, NOT get heart disease, LESS back pain, etc.  Lose, Not, Less - all evoke negative feelings.  We are focused on what we don’t want, whereas we need to focus on what we DO want.  Instead we can set goals of MORE energy, INCREASED muscle strength, moving EASILY, having HEALTHY blood sugar, etc.
Life is life and we all experience ups and downs and some of our ups and downs are steeper and deeper than others, but we all are on this roller coaster and the best thing we can do about it first and foremost is thinking and focusing on what we want, how do we want to feel.   
If we focus on what we want all the other things will fall into place.  Here is my example.
I want to feel energized and light, what steps do I need to take in order to get there?
-          Eat only food that fuels my body

-          Exercise my heart and lungs daily, i.e. cardio

-          Work my muscles a couple times per week

-          Stretch

-          REST- Get enough sleep so my body can heal and repair and strengthen like it’s supposed to.
Focusing on what I want and how I want to feel, feels good, is motivating and makes the steps I need to take a little easier.
Let’s get out of our negative spiral and Look Forward to 2013 and the healthy changes we can make!
Set your goal to keep focusing on what you want!! 
Now, I didn't say this is easy, so keep practicing and if you need help with any of the above, I am always happy to help e-mail me for appointment times.

 Chad & Nina - Thank you for the inspiration

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