5 Ways Women Sabotage Their Fitness Goals

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Operation: Happy Mom

In the spirit of the upcoming new year, I thought it would be fitting (unintended pun) to talk about the things we do to sabotage our workout efforts. More than 40% of Americans will make a New Years resolution, but only 8% of those people will actually succeed at achieving their goals (Forbes.com). Usually losing weight or being healthier tops the list of resolutions each year. So why can’t we attain the healthy, fit body we always dreamed of? Here are some of the ways people, women in particular, undermine their efforts of leading a healthier life.

Not Being Consistent

What I’m about to say may come as a shock to you….if you are not consistently exercising you will not see results. In order to see results, you will need to workout at least 3 times per week and continue to do so – indefinitely. Ok I’ll wait for you…

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Resolutions and Solutions

As you approach the calendar marker of January 1st, it is typical for many to begin to nervously bite their nails as they get ready to make a new list of resolutions.  Don’t fret or stall this year because you are going to plot your resolutions differently-this year you will focus on creating solutions that are connected to each resolutions.

Put away the emery board, the only file you will need is a notes file which you will use to create a winning strategy of resolution solutions. There is a system to achievement. Ask any goal-directed person, you will hear that they worked from a productive mindset to create a repeatable success plan.T. Harv Eker, in his seminal book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, says:

“It’s  what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. It’s what’s invisible that creates what’s visibleif you want to change the fruits (achieving your resolutions), you will first have to change the roots.”

Resolution success involves fertilizing your roots.  Resolutions, at any time or date, are nothing more than affirmations you plant in the soil of achievement.  When you add solutions-nothing more than a road map to your affirmed resolutions- you are then operating with the dynamic power of the invisible and the visible. Become a tree planted by the water, be NOT moved.

Resolution Solutions Steps:

  1. Go ahead.  Start writing your heartfelt resolutions. Make each one in the form of a declaration. Use “I am” statements-create your future truth.
  2. Each declaration must also have a solution statement or page-depending on the breath and depth of what you are resolving to do. For example: Resolution-I am an author, I will publish my manuscript by September 2014. Your solution statement may be-I will write or edit two pages every day.
  3. Post your resolutions and solution statements in your meditation room, on the refrigerator, on the mirror, and/ or on your bedroom door.               Success Solution:  tell three  people what you have resolved to do (make sure you solidify your base of support by telling at least one person who has done what you resolve to do, solicit the help of an expert who will support you).
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Bringing forth your resolutions from the “invisible” also means that your resolution tree is grounded, planted with indissoluble definiteness. In the book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits!, the opportunity step for the obstacle doubt is to write “I believe” statements.

Say: “I believe” a million times a day, especially when you pass the areas where you have written your resolution/solution statement(s). Pause, plant roots in your life soil often, think about what you believe-make the invisible visible. Write it, say it.
Resolution solution suggestion:  Once your initial list is complete, start off by using the first 25 days to inculcate your resolutions.  Stand in front of your page(s) and repeat out loud every resolution you have written.  Say the resolution, then put your hand over your heart and affirm out loud using the words “I believe” after each one. Master this technique. Toss the emery board, get a resolution board. Toss the calendar, get started writing your resolutions and solutions today!

Resolutions and solutions are the invisible roots that make visible your life tree.

Email your resolution/solution list to me – anita@anitajefferson.com – and I will send you a mid-year reminder as a check-in to give you support.

Monday Miracle: Finality

Success demands finality. Progress is determined by completion. Thus, progressive success is predicated upon finishing.  Equivocation, sitting on the fence does not bring closure.

Closure comes from finality. Making a final decision, checking off your lists of tasks, clearing clutter miraculously bridges the divide between getting things done with final flair or remaining in a vacillating vacuum.  Closure fights fear-you’ve done it. That final resolution, regardless of how painful or muddled the situation was, is a triumph that is stored in your soul and cannot be taken away.

Professor Hossein Arsham believes that “decisions are at the heart of leader success, and at times there are critical moments when they can be difficult, perplexing, and nerve-racking. However, the boldest decisions are the safest.”

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Finality is stimulating and is safe.  The more you finish, the more you will finish. Getting things done by reaching a final decision is restorative. Many people use vacillation or procrastination because they are afraid.

The what if? questions prompts wavering and doubt. Delaying decisions will only delay your peace of mind. Once you have made a final choice, that is done and over with-FINALLY! Keep your peace, make a decision and release fear and doubt.

Here is a tip to reach a final decision:

  • Play out the “what if?” scenario for a block of time. Make a decision tree. Decision-making experts say that this exercise can take from 15 minutes to a 1/2 day to multiple days depending on the complexity of the problem you are considering. Regardless of time frame, you will conclude with a final decision.

Finality is a breath of relief. Breathe deep, make a decision. Oh what a relief it is.

 

Monday Miracle: Love

What your world needs now is “love.” As you go through life and experience events that become teachable moments, always insert love. You don’t need another mountain to climb or vast rivers to cross, you need love. If you really want to live, prosper and ground yourself each and every day-embrace love.

Envelop yourself with love.

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~Lucille Ball

Repeat after me: I love ME! Say it again-I LOVE me. Louder now: I LOVE ME!

Once you have that inner knowing-I LOVE ME-regardless of vicissitudes, in spite of doubt, that transcends momentary anguish, you are personalizing miracles.  When you are entrenched in the space of love, life happens. Happiness happens. Unspeakable joy happens. Your world of manifesting everything you want happens. Gratitude happens. Life happens. You, in authenticity, happen.

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The strongest teacher you can be is to radiate love. Love that is unconditional, blameless, guiltless is miraculous. Love in your world and love in you is the beacon of light that you can beam out to everyone, not for just some one special but especially for everyone. Live love, give love, teach love.