What do you want?
We often start a change process thinking about what we don’t want.
For instance: I don’t want to be carrying excess body fat. I don’t want to feel out of shape. I don’t want to take all these medications. I don’t want to feel unattractive and unsexy. I don’t want to feel out of control of my eating.
That’s a good start. But it’s not exactly a clear action plan, is it? You have to keep going from there to define what you do want.
How about this? I want to be lean and healthy, with some solid dense bones and muscle. I want to be in better shape — strong, fast, flexible, agile, physically capable. I want to take fewer medications, or get off my medications entirely. I want to feel like a stone cold fox. I want to eat normally, intuitively, and sanely. I want to nourish my body with wise food choices.
Well, that feels way more inspiring. It also starts to give us a blueprint for taking action.
The Destination Postcard
Imagine you could get a postcard from the future. The postcard shows you exactly what you want to happen with your journey. It’s like “Future You” arrived at the destination and sent a postcard back in time to tell you what it’s like. The Destination Postcard tells you what you want. Not what you don’t want.
Today, come up with your Destination Postcard.
In a year from today, in an ideal world…
1. Where do you want to be?
2. What do you want to be doing?
3. What do you want to feel?
4. What adventures do you want to be having?
Don’t worry about how “realistic” this is right now. Whether it’s climbing a mountain, biking across the world, going cliff diving, winning a competition, feeling like a ninja, or just fitting in to your old pants…
imagine who and where you could be one year from now.
Imagine it. Capture it. Have fun with it.
And make it just a little more real today.
Jessica R. Beardsell
Personal Trainer and Nutritionist
Fitness 54 180 Training
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