Tell Someone About Your Goals
Loosing weight might be a side effect of the goal you are going to choose, but it shouldn’t be the goal itself. You are probably reading this and thinking, “She’s suggesting I run a Marathon and I can barely run for twenty minutes without thinking I am going to die, so why on earth would I consider signing up to a 26.2 mile run any time soon?” The thing is, when you can’t run for 30 seconds, I might as well suggest you run for 5 hours as opposed to an hour, as it makes very little difference. But your goal doesn’t have to be running related; it could be about climbing a mountain, traveling the world, going scuba diving, having a baby. It could be anything you set your mind on…but just remember to think BIG.
I know it’s a little scary to expose your dreams, especially when they are as crazy as yours, but saying them out loud to another human being, or to the world via your Facebook account is what will kick start a new form of accountability in your life. As I said before, do not worry about the how you are going to do it (we will come to that later), just be confident in the fact you are going to do it, one way or another. Start talking about it like it’s a done deal already….because it can be.
The illusion of time
So we are barely a quarter of the way through this book and you have already committed to changing your life in a big way, that didn’t take long at all did it? And if you haven’t set your Big Fat Stupid Goal yet, reread the last chapter again and again until you do. So now that you are on track, congratulate yourself for making the hardest step of all: committing to change. But now we need to start thinking about the realities of actually doing it. Dreams are great, but achieving them is what we are actually after, right? And we want to do it this year of course, because life is too short to be waiting around for a better time, the perfect time…because that simply doesn’t exist.
Time is a funny old thing really. We watch it. We fret over it. We waste it. We enjoy it. We look forward to it. We moan about it. And many of us stupidly believe we can manage it somehow, and get more of it by being smart. We can’t, not really…because it cannot be managed…it just is what it is making us all absolutely equal and able to compete fairly on this planet that we call earth. We each have 24 hours a day to play with, 24 short hours to fill with purpose or to waste away as we so please.
A day is just a day, a week is just a week, a year is just a year…yet some of us are amazing at making each day count, and others waste years doing the same old shit and expecting a different outcome. What has this got to do with the price of fish though? Well, so much of our health motivations in life revolve around time, especially when it come to diets, fitness and weigh loss. “I’ll start again Monday” we insist, or “If only I could get back to my pre-baby weight”, or “I’ll work harder on tomorrow’s run” we try to convince ourselves, and I have been guilty of this too.
I have often been accused by those around me of either looking back on my past, reminiscing about the time I could get away with wearing white jeans, when I was smaller than I ever thought I was but just didn’t appreciate it, or else looking to the future and hoping that time will return again… OK so I don’t really have a desire to ever wear white jeans, actually, FUCK IT, why don’t I just find a pair of white Jeans in a size 20 and totally rock them….just for old time’s sake. Since becoming a blogger though, I have been forced to look at the picture that is my life.