One of the first questions people always ask is about the future. When chatting about a new nutritional program, a workout routine, or starting any kind of plan at all, the inevitable question always comes up,
“What am I supposed to do when the plan ends?”.
Thinking of your future is very wise, especially when it comes to finance and other important areas of your life. Unfortunately, sometimes when you think too far ahead, it makes you anxious. Being anxious can lead to quitting before you even begin. When you make a long term goal without a few short term goals along the way, it may seem nearly impossible to see yourself there.
When it comes to health and wellness, most of us have an idea of what our perfect picture of health looks like. Depending on how far away from that image you feel that you are, it may be overwhelming to think about all of the time and dedication it will take to get there. So, when you talk about embarking on that journey, it is natural to be curious of what happens when you’ve reached it.
Steps. Steps. Steps.
As hard as it may be, take your road to wellness and break it up. Change your route from the highway to the backroads. Make a map, jot down some pit stops (aka short term goals). If you’re stuck, reach out. Sometimes it isn’t easy to be creative when it comes to your own life. A friend may share some pit stops that they hit along the way that you may add to your journey.
Planning too far ahead can be difficult. Unexpected events can interrupt your day, so be realistic with yourself. Come up with ideas that you can stick to; things that fit into YOUR life.
Print a calendar of the current month. Write down everything have scheduled; add in your workouts for the rest of the month. Execute the plan for one month to see if it works for you. The last thing you want to do is get frustrated. If things aren’t going smoothly, they can be tweaked. There are 24 hours in a day; if there’s a will, there’s a way!
Reach out; ask me for help! I can give you tips on how to squeeze a complete workout with cardio included in 15 minutes. We can all come up with excuses, I have heard some really good ones! But remember, those excuses only hurt ourselves. If you really want something, only YOU can make it happen.
It all starts with a thought; a dream. Don’t get stuck there. Take action, live in the PRESENT!
Don’t get caught up in worrying about what the end looks like. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will find out.
Keep in mind…..regardless of how FAST you are going, as long as you are MOVING, you are doing laps around everyone who is hasn’t yet started.