The recipe for success in feeding the mind right is made of four key ingredients. The first one is commitment.
In our every day life we have different commitments that we have to live up to. We take seriously those commitments since it affects our lives and the people that we love and care about. When it comes in taking better care of our health we tend to overlook the fact that it takes commitment for the long run in order for us to keep taking care of our health to the best of our abilities .
For most of us keeping a committed to our health in the long run presents many challenges. We may do good for awhile but when life happens so to speak, that commitment to our health moves at the bottom of our to do list.
Is that true in your case right now? If so, why not start right now to renew your commitment and fight for your health. This time make up your mind to continue to keep that commitment even when challenges arises. What can help you be committed to your health when the tough gets going so to speak? I know what helped me. I started by making a list of reasons why I needed to make it a priority taking care of my health.
Have you ever thought of making a list or write in details what those reasons are in your case?
- Health problems you no longer can ignore?
- Self-esteem that’s gone out the door?
- The confidence you had before?
- Kids who love you and you adore?
- A broken spirit revived once more?
- Opportunities you want to explore?
Writing down valid reasons is the first step in taking your commitment of your health seriously. Write down in details those valid reasons and keep bringing them to mind or read them when tough gets going and you get tempted to view commitment to your health as a chore instead a priority as it should be.
When it comes in taking care of your health no one can do that for you. Don’t choose to stay in a wagon waiting for someone else to pull you. You have to be like a locomotive that keeps moving forward despite the heavy load. I like to talk more about this analogy and I like to share how I interpreted especially when it comes to weight loss.
I fell off the wagon – that is the expression that people use often when they have setbacks or quit in their weight loss efforts. Fell off the wagon? How viewing ourselves being in the wagon can inspire confidence in our abilities?
When it comes to weight loss, many people chose to jump on the wagon of one hyped up diet after another. The truth is that for most people once the initial excitement of the new diet wears off, they are left stuck in the same place or even worse , going further backward.
But the question also arises, why we keep jumping in similar wagons time after time? Simply put: The destination is alluring. All the hyped up diets offer something that we want. Each time we jump on those type of “wagons” so to speak, we tend to think that – this is it ,this time I found the right “wagon” to go along for the ride. We like the destination and think that we will not mind the journey in the wagon as long as we reach that alluring destination. How many time you have chosen to start that journey before you realized that this is not how you wanted to go about in reaching that destination ?
We have to realize that each time we choose to jump in any type of “weight loss wagon” we can’t expect to go much further. After all in a sense we are choosing to be in a wagon again, dependent on someone’s else directions on how to go about reaching our desired destination. Something has to change in order for the end result to be different.
Make a commitment to yourself that you will be a locomotive and take charge of your health. Take practial steps to help yourself. If you need to learn more about food and nutrition, learn about it. If you need to move more, move. If you need to better your cooking skills, do something. Learn to use kitchen tools, experience with different foods and cooking methods. Don’t be intimidated just keep practicing.
You have a choice to don’t be in a wagon but to choose to be a locomotive instead. It does not matter how much weight you have to pull, eventually it will become lighter as you unload along the way . Don’t fear the hills ahead, just keep on chugging along and soon enough you will be able to enjoy the views that come along with the climb.
Stay committed and keep on chugging 🚂🚂🚂