So now that your bubble has been busted about the things that you thought you knew, it is time to fill your noggin full of the ACTUAL TRUTH!
The three biggest truths and most important things you must have/do to, change, have success, see results, BASICALLY DO ANYTHING are these: Goal Setting, Consistency and Self Efficacy. But one thing at a time lets talk Goal setting for now!
Honestly folks, you can’t expect any changes to happen, if you don’t know how to get there.
GOALS, represent the framework/foundation for your success. So how do you create them? Well by being S.M.A.R.T about it, of course. The best way to create goals is to use this acronym ALWAYS!!
You need a specific goal. That precisely states what you are going to do.
BAD GOAL: I want to lose weight
GOOD GOAL: I want to lose 24 lbs. in the next 6 months
The goal should be quantifiable, something that can be measured for progress. Not only will seeing progress ensure your motivation but it will also breakdown the goal into something that is manageable.
Example: Lose 24lbs in the next six months, losing a pound a week for the
If you have a goal that out of reach or unrealistic, YOU WON’T MAKE IT!!! And who purposely wants to set themselves up for failure?! For instance, if you sign up for a Full Marathon as a part of your weight loss goal and you ABSOLUTELY HATE RUNNING, then you probably you just wasted $40 bucks on an entry fee for a finish line you will never see (JUST KEEPING REAL).
This goes hand in hand with your goal being attainable. Not only must your goal be something you like to do but it must be within reach. For instance, you want to lose 24lbs. Well Hunny, I can tell you it is not going to happen overnight! You want to make your time frame is something that will be DOABLE! If You want to lose 24 lbs. in six months that is COMPLETELY DOABLE, and you have set yourself up for SUCCESS!
PUT A TIME STAMP ON IT!!! You are a priority and so are your dreams and goals. Make sure when you are writing down them down that you give yourself and end date of when the goal should be finished. If you don’t like anything else that is not a priority it slips by the wayside!
Remember set goals SMARTLY!!! If you want to achieve something hold yourself accountable and make it happen. You got to do it for yourself! A few things to remember when you are goal setting:
- Write your goals down
- Review your goals daily
- Do the work!
Lyndsey Bobola understands the struggles of losing weight and getting healthy. She has lost over 65 pounds through her fitness journey. Breaking through the fad diets and exercise routines and giving up excuses, Lyndsey created goals and developed nutrition plans that worked! She gained a healthy lifestyle and now feels better than ever before. As her life improved, Lyndsey developed a passion to help others discover the path to a healthier life.
Now, Lyndsey is here to help clients cut through the noise of Instagram fitness models and fad diets to find real, lasting change. She is here to help people who are ready to improve their life through fitness, health, and life goals.
Scrolling through Instagram accounts of so-called fitness models, Pinterest meal prep ideas, and online workout programs with no scientific backing, Lyndsey realized a majority of fitness ideas online are wrong. They are designed for quick but not lasting results, to make you feel inadequate, or to get your money and leave you hanging. Lyndsey wants to change that through education and hands-on training. Taking no excuses, she provides honest and effective guidance for people who are ready for change.
You can also find Lyndsey on Facebook – Instagram – Website
Do you ever hear the tapes that play within?
“You are TOO old to…”
“You are TOO young to…”
“You are TOO sick to….”
“You are TOO scattered to..”
There are moments in my life (large moments) when I too have these tapes play. I gave up the opportunity to try to apply to multiple colleges because my tapes played:
“I don’t have enough money to pay the application fees.”
“My parents are too busy paying for other things to help me.”
Now, to be clear, I never heard these ideas from my parents, specifically. I only heard background conversations they had about money that I placed my own perceptions on. Perceptions that actually hurt me instead of worked for me.
Do you notice how you might not even try something because of the perception you may have placed on it? Be aware, sometimes these thoughts are debilitating for you and your potentially awesome life!
How do we break these barriers?
To begin, we must first look at the task at hand. Are we asking the questions and looking at the concerns we may honestly have, before we finalize our thought? Have we placed a wall up by what we perceive to be truth, instead of looking at what may actually be true?
Three years ago in November, my husband and I spent our anniversary in a cabin in Ellijay, GA with my love. I woke one morning with a short children’s story book in my head and immediately got up to write it down. After I finished I read it to my husband, to which he replied, “you may have something there, Britt.” With this new confidence in mind I began to search for ways to publish it.
I asked friends who were editors, I asked friends who were authors, friends who took writing workshops, all to no avail. The majority of advice I’d received was that I “need an agent.” Well, how? How do I get an agent? That answer did not come easily.
It seemed as if publishing a small children’s book was unattainable.
Had I stopped searching for answers and instead listened to the tapes that played:
“I can’t find an agent.”
“I need an agent, I’m not good enough for that.”
“This is a PIPE DREAM.”
“What am I thinking??”
The opportunity that came to be, would have never come.
It was a rainy afternoon and I made my way to Charleston for a Women’s Conference where I would have the pleasure to teach Laughter Yoga to a group of entrepreneurs, as a way to break the ice. I had a fabulous time with all of them and received business cards – one in particular from a publisher.
Two weeks later, I contacted her just to ask, “Do you publish children’s books?” A resounding, “Yes!” came through my inbox. To make it even more sweet, she had an illustrator that worked with her as well! I was ecstatic! After a successful meeting with both of them I was excited to learn that they would work within my budget to get this dream of mine completed.
If I had listened to those tapes. . . oh, those little tapes, I would have never experienced what is now turning out to be something better than I could ever imagine.
Perhaps we, “TURN DOWN! FOR WHAT?”
For our SANITY, that’s what… Turn down these lil’ tapes that may play and live your fantastic dreams, my friend!
Until we meet again, off or on the yoga mat.
Brittney Hiller is a professional yoga teacher, speaker, and founder of Effervescence YogaSpa and author of The Little Laughing Yogini.
She loves living a life of inspiration, joy, and happiness! She genuinely teaches others how to create and live in their own happiness through her Yes To Possibility! Coaching Program and Laughter Leadership Certification Training launching Dec. 1st! Find out more here. She may be reached personally at email@example.com
Following from requests from my yoga students here is a recipe for a super healthy & yummy Macaroni and Cheese that even my picky kids will eat:
First, I have to give credit where credit is due. This recipe is derived from a recipe from my Mette Crabill. I believe that she derived it from Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook Deceptively Delicious. (more…)