Do you have things you want to do in life that you just can’t seem to make happen? Maybe it’s loosing weight, working out at the gym more, learning a new language, working less, applying for a better job, making time to travel, think before speaking, etc. It could be anything and I’m sure we all have something.
For me, it’s making time for my health including getting more exercise and hopefully dropping some excess weight. As I get older, I am more concerned about my health and I want to do everything I can now to improve my chances at a healthy life down the road. The problem for me is that my days are so full as it is, it’s been hard to carve out 30 minutes to an hour to work out. I’ve made great effort in the food that I’m preparing and cutting out the bad stuff like soda and other sugary drinks. I just haven’t been able to find consistency in my workouts.
Earlier this year I read a book that really impacted my way of thinking about things like this. These things I want to do but just don’t seem to have the energy to make happen.
Marshall claims that even though we think we want to make changes, until we acknowledge that we are ready to make the changes necessary to create these changes, we will continue to fail. It’s simple logic yet until you really sit down and think about it, it’s not so obvious.
For me, the only way I’m going to find time to work out and take that time for myself, I need to get up earlier. But when I’m lying in my comfortable bed at 5:30, it’s hard to convince my body to get out of my comfortable place.
Of course there is more to it than just being willing to make the necessary changes to shift our behaviors, we also have to have ways to hold ourselves accountable and regularly check in with our self and track our progress or failures.
So, today I’m making you my accountability buddy. My plan right now is to give you progress reports similar to my monthly blogging recap. I’d like to share some of my workouts, what I’m doing, where I’m struggling and be real with you. Life isn’t perfect and neither am I. I know I’m going to have setbacks but the only way I’m going to succeed is putting it out there.
If you have a “thing” you’ve been wanting to do, I encourage you to share it so that I can be part of your support system. We’ll do it together!