July 1st, 2011 by Digestive Detective
If you've been feeling frustrated with your weight loss or results with you fitness program, this brief exercise will serve to help provide some perspective and open you up to some new possibilities:
10 Things - Where were you?
Write down 10 things that you were never able to do or struggled with before starting your exercise program and getting healthy; 10 things that you can now do that you were unable to achieve only months or a few years ago.
10 Things - Where are you now?
Now reflect on where you are currently; to the point where your changes have led you at the present time. What can you do now that you would have thought of as an impossibility a few year’s back?
Write down 10 things you've noticed a difference in or have been able to do since improving your health that have surprised you or made you feel proud/accomplished.
10 Things - Where do you want to go?
Finally, project into the future: Where would you like to go and what would you like to do with your newly acquired fitness? Dream big--challenge yourself.
Write down 10 things you WANT TO DO in the future with your newly created sense of health & fitness. This could be "hike in a national park" or "complete a 10K for charity" or "try out for The Amazing Race" - no dream or challenge is too big - in fact, the only way we truly grow is by constantly challenging ourselves to be better and by doing so, we inspire others around us to do the same.
“Change by what inspires you, and you will then inspire change in others.” Jason Bosley-Smith
Jason Bosley-Smith, CSCS, FDN is a certified personal trainer and lifestyle coach as well as a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist. He is the founder of www.digestivedetective.com – a comprehensive health, fitness and training website that provides articles, podcasts, fitness videos, webinars and customized online training/coaching for individuals seeking to improve the way they feel, function, look and live.