Monday, October 1, 2012

One Foot In Front of The Other

I've lost six pounds.

After allowing the excuses to pile up (stress, knee injury, time, motherhood, travel), I joined Weight Watchers with a good friend of mine and started following the plan. Happily, I can report I've lost six pounds over the last two weeks.

Just like blog posts or any other kind of work we do, following the plan and putting one foot in front of the other is what leads to success. Do I look at pictures of clothes I want to wear or things I want to do when I achieve my goal? Yes. But for me, concentrating on that huge goal can seem overwhelming. I've learned that focusing on just doing the right things right now are the tiny steps that will help me to attain greater success.

Breakfast: 2 eggs and heirloom tomatoes

The movies lie. In them, all the hard work is condensed into a montage with inspirational music and fast results. We don't live in the movies.

Today, think about what it is you want to achieve and put one foot in front of the other to get closer to your goal. If the word "discipline" is too scary, just focus on making the next decision the right one.

Have a great week!


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  2. Congrats on taking the first step(s)!

    This is a really great post and I agree 100%. Sometimes focusing on a primary goal keeps us from accomplishing anything. I think it helps to break it up into daily habits that can incrementally move you forward. It's awesome to want to run a marathon or lose 20 lbs but I think it's important to keep in mind where you are starting from, what is realistic and what you're ready to commit to do. Then as you chart your course and take the first steps the small wins start to add up. That momentum builds velocity and velocity helps you achieve your goal.

    It reminds me of the adage "how do you eat an elephant?" the answer of course..."one bite at a time". Little changes can, and often do, lead to big results. Thanks for sharing your story as a pretty powerful reminder.

    1. Thanks for the supportive comment! It really is a matter of changing habits...those little changes really do add up! :)


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