Sometimes an event in your life can trigger a life changing transformation. It could be something as simple as a conversation with a stranger or the success of someone else. Whatever that inspiration may be, it touches our life in such a way that it makes us want to be a better person.
When I see someone succeeding in something that I would like to succeed at, I don't become jealous or envious. Instead, I try to study their patterns. I look at what they are doing to succeed. I ask questions and try to find out what motivates or motivated them. One thing that I do see many times is that they always set small or short term goals. They don't concentrate on the end result.
I have gotten taken off of the path to success on many occasions. In my heart I want to succeed at something and find myself doing well for a while, but then get thrown off course. In the back of my mind I often will tell myself to get back on track. However, I don't always listen.
Last September, I started a journey to better health and was doing everything right. Then I took a vacation a few months ago and started picking up bad habits. I realize that I was starting to get back into those old bad habits that I didn't like. I want to be more disciplined.
The funny thing is, when I was really strict with my diet, I wasn't getting enough exercise. When I was slacking on my diet, I was strict with my exercise. I even recently logged my one millionth step this year.
The other day, my husband and I were taking a long ride into the Pennsylvania mountains and I did a lot of thinking while riding in the car. I decided that I don't want to keep on failing. I want to succeed. So, I decided to rejoin Weight Watchers and start tracking my diet again. I seem to get the most success by tracking what I eat. It keeps me from overeating. You would be surprised at how many points are in some foods that you think are healthy. Trust me, not every salad is a good food choice. The next time you eat out, trying searching how many points are in the meal for the heck of it. The number may surprise you.
I will begin my weekly journal again each week and I hope I can inspire you and motivate myself to be successful.
I will also be keeping track of my exercise as well. I want to get the best possible results that I can. I will succeed.
I believe in me.