Introducing Motivation Monday to Crazy Running Girl… an extra bit of *oomph* to get your week started on the right foot.
Making a big goal can be overwhelming. Say you want to lose some weight, like 20 pounds. The idea of getting from where you are, to losing that amount of weight, can seem nearly impossible.
But all you need to do is make one small change. That is it.
Instead of grabbing that soda to go with your lunch, get a glass of water. Make that your change for the week… and the following week, build on that change. That week, continue drinking water at lunch and substitute out your unhealthy snack with your favorite fruit. These little changes make it easier to build into your life and it doesn’t feel as extreme as suddenly changing your diet completely.
I once had a friend who told me he wanted to start running. I told him that the best way to do it is to run/walk and start with 10 minutes, building a few more minutes each day.
That Monday, he went out and ran for an hour. He said it was really hard and not that much fun. The next day, he did the same thing. He said his body hurt like crazy.
He told me Wednesday was a rest day. By Friday, he hadn’t run anymore than he did on Monday and Tuesday and quit running. Would his story have been different if he would have run 10 minutes on the first day? Maybe.
For whatever it is, instead of jumping to the extreme, go with making one small change. Focus on perfecting that change for a set amount of time… and then move on to the next step that will help you achieve your goal.
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What is a health goal you are trying to achieve? What is one small change you can make to achieve that goal?
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