Aw, new year’s resolutions. Everyone seems to making them right about now. My gym is getting busier with folks coming in to check the place out. I’m getting asked more about healthier eating. People are talking about learning new skills too (piano, crocheting, candle making, etc.).
Honestly, I am not the best resolution maker. Each year I tell myself I will: be a better parent, better spouse, better counselor, better _____. Truth of the matter is that I would love to be BETTER at most things. Who wouldn’t?
Actually DOING the things that lead to being better is KEY. Most people know what they need to do to be better yet they struggle with following through. So what’s that all about?
I believe it has to do with WHY they want to reach their goals. When someone tells me they want to lose 20 lbs, my first question is, “why?” When he replies with the idea he wants to be healthier. I still say WHY?
See most people believe that getting healthier is enough of a reason to go through the motions of exercising and eating better. But the truth is this only gets folks so far. You must go deeper. You must dig to find your internal motivation.
I know it’s hard. About 20 years ago I was just getting started with lifting weights and eating cleaner. At the time it was a true vanity issue. I wanted to look good. I didn’t care too much about feeling good. I just wanted to rock a bikini. When my 30s came along, my body changed. I put on a little more body fat and was also on that whole FAT FREE EVERYTHING bandwagon. Then I had babies. Then life got really hectic and I ached for self care. So as you can imagine, rocking a bikini wasn’t so high on my priority list anymore – gaining sanity was!😉
But finding the time to take care of me was turning out to be a struggle. My mindset was still stuck on vanity issues instead of having more energy to enjoy my children. Once I shifted my WHY, I was more motivated to make time for myself.
Since then, it’s mostly fallen into place. Sure, some days I struggle with getting my self care accomplished due to work and family commitments, but I have an amazing husband who supports me and knows I need “Lisa time” to re-energize and recoup. He likes to tell people when Lisa is happy, we’re all happy! LOL
I know finding internal motivation can be a challenge. That’s why I’ve created a free 7 day challenge. The Get Inspired Challenge starts January 11, 2016! I know that by the end of the challenge you will have found your formula for UNENDING INSPIRATION.
After completing the challenge, you will have all the drive, determination and motivation (I’m talking daily here!) you need to follow through on your 2016 resolutions. I want you to succeed! I want you to have what you desire!
I’ve done it and am excited to share with you how you can have it too!
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I look forward to sharing with you and getting to know you!
Here’s to an EPIC 2016!!