What's happening for you in 2017?
This week I’ve been doing my pinboard on Pinterest for 2017 - I love doing this - I search for images of everything I want to achieve or do in 2017 it’s fun and thereauputic.
Looking back at the 2016 pinboard I did everything on that board bar one thing - a visit to Lapland that the children said NO to?! Looks like we’ll leave that for another year.
Although it’s great to write lists our brain doesn’t think in words. It thinks in pictures. You get what you visualise. Hence the board.
From then on it’s broken down by the quarter with the ‘Three Big Rocks’ for each. Then broken down again to monthly and weekly goals.
I lost three and a half stone like that just by breaking it down.
Just by keeping the vision clear, knowing I would get there if I just kept plodding away at it week by week.
Maintaining the consistency, the plateaus came and went, until I got to my natural bodyweight.
I didn’t want to set the goal too high at first as it had to be realistic and be what I knew I would be happy and able to live with. Plus I didn’t want the pressure - three and a half stone seems like a lot to lose, almost unachievable with a three month old baby, feeding and knowing you’ll have sleepless nights for the next year.
But my vision was crystal clear and my mind was set.
I achieved that goal in five months and a month later had got to my ‘maybe goal’ with relative ease and surprise.
Job done! Now for maintenance.
Everyday is just working towards the best I can be - sometimes I get led astray…...........
But hey I can’t go back to the pain that I was in or that old vision in the mirror - that alone drives me forward everyday towards a better healthier version of myself.
There were no excuses - it was a should that became a MUST.
How many ‘shoulds’ for 2017 are you going to make into a ‘MUST’?
Get pinning folks, it’s fun and you get what you visualise.
If anybody would like to look at mine feel free and of course I’ll gladly accept the Jimmy Choo’s in a size 37 1/2 please!