Has this thought ever gone threw your mind: "I'll do that next week when things calm down a bit?"
I know I feel like that at times. I look at my To Do list and then at my watch. There are just not enough hours in the day to get all of the list done. I get that knot in my stomach and I haven't even started yet.
While I would rather throw away my To Do list and go to the beach; I just start. That's right I pick one thing on my list and work on that ONE thing. Then I go to the next item, get it done and so on and so on. Soon I have much of my list completed. I usually run out of working hours but my list for the most part is checked off. The things not done I move to the top of my list and work on them next time.
What does that have to do with YOU? Everything. I know you have moments like that. In fact some of you have moments like that at the gym. There are days when you walk in the gym after a bad night's sleep, your neck has that crick in it, your knees are aching from that ski trip you took as a teen that ended up in the ER, and at work you bent down to pick up your pencil, now your back hurts. You're feeling like you won't be able to get anything done in the gym. With me at your side, we rearrange a few thing and you leave feeling accomplished and successful.
More often than not its your eating that causing stress. You rush out the door without breakfast, also forgetting the lunch you packed. Now you're late and hungry. Your co-worker had a birthday yesterday so you head to the break room hoping there is a piece left. Score! the janitor left you a piece and someone brought in donuts. Since you already ruined the whole day by being late, why not add two donuts to it? By the time you get to Cr8 Fitness that afternoon you feel defeated. All those wonderful things you had planned to eat, didn't get eaten. Instead you chose to eat all the foods you had said you wouldn't. Sound familiar? How can you get yourself turned around? Do one thing, start with one choice and get it done. Then move onto the next choice- do that, and keep making it happen. What could have been a totally unsuccessful day, turns around quickly and you lay your head on your pillow knowing your dinner and snack choices were fantastic.
Here is your take away. Do one thing, do it well. Relish in the success of that one thing then repeat.
Every challenge we face can be conquered by taking it one step (or one bite) at a time.
To Your Best Health,