Write it Down!

Posted by Cassandra     Category: Easy Weight Loss

Three Easy Steps Write it Down!

In Monday's blog I laid out 3 easy steps to permanent weight loss. To recap, first you must be clear on why you want to drop the pounds. Ultimately, the reason we want anything, a new boat, a bigger house, a haircut, is because we think it will make us feel better, happier.

 

I want a summer home in Vermont on Lake Champlain. Why? Because my son and his wonderful wife live there. I will love knowing that he is close and that I can have dinner with them a couple times a week. But the real reason why I want this (my why) is the feeling I will have when I am in a position to do this. It makes me so happy to even think about it. I can feel now the joy I will feel when I do get that opportunity.

 

In the case of getting skinny, you want to get clear on how you will feel when you accomplish your goals. “I will feel like I have control of my eating habits, I will feel stronger and healthier, I will be lighter and able to get around easier, I will feel great when I easily fit into cute clothes.”

 

Secondly, we are going to breathe deeply and repeat to ourselves, “I love”, as we inhale, and “being thin” as we exhale. This does several things. Breathing deep sets the tone for a good day as we fill our lungs and brain with oxygen while clearing our minds and preparing for the day ahead. Repeating the words while visualizing the outcome help build your belief system. You must know that you can reach your goals and believe that you will before you will be able to.

 

The third step was drinking water. Very important.

 

Now, if you do these things, it will assist in permanent weight loss, but probably not at the speed you want. The idea here is to break it down in easy steps, repeat them consistently so these easy steps become habits. It is building good habits that will bring you success. The more you do, the greater your results, but you should never take on so much that you feel overwhelmed and revert to your wicked old ways.

 

So, what's next?

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WRITE IT DOWN! This will be one of the most eye opening exercises you can do. No matter what you drink or eat, write it down. If you take one little Hershey's Kiss from the bowl at the bank, write it down. If you have one tiny bag of chips (even if there were only 3 chips in that stinking bag when you opened it), write it down. No exceptions, write it down! You will be amazed at how all the little things add up. And becoming aware of how much you eat is the first step to making better decisions moving forward.

 

WRITE IT DOWN! Make a chart and fill in the things you have committed to do on the left side of the paper. Along the top, write the days of the week. When you drink all the water, put a smile face or a heart in the box. When you visualize your hot new body, write down how many minutes you did. If you decide to take a 10 minute walk every night, fill it in. Make sure you look at that chart with pride as you fill in the square and acknowledge how great you are doing. Look at the wonderful new routines you are adding that will make you healthier and happier. You are awesome! Write it down and remind yourself often!

 

WRITE IT DOWN! Write a diary from the future. Who will you be in 3 months, after you have made these new procedures part of your lifestyle? For me, I am a woman that wakes up with a smile on my face. I can't wait to pick out what clothes I will wear because they all look great on me. I love the energy I have and I love being at my best. I carry myself with a sense of pride, knowing that my choices are yielding amazing results and I love my life. My entry would read: Dear Diary, I have so much to be thankful for. I am looking forward to getting in a great stretch with this mornings yoga sequences. I think that black pantsuit would be perfect for this afternoon's meeting and it will be fun getting on the tennis court this evening. I think salmon would be a perfect dinner following a perfect day. Yes, I am truly blessed.

 

Whatever you want your story to be, write it and then live it!!!

 

I did promise a progress report. After all the Thanksgiving goodies, I gained a few pounds back. I did not beat myself up, I just added three new things to my list and I lost the three I gained and 2 more. I am weighing in at 124 right now. I am working out at least three times a week. Only 20 minutes, but enough to make it a habit. I plan to increase that time next week by 10 more minutes. 3 easy steps each week will lead to permanent weight loss

 

In next Monday's blog, I will give you a list of things that you can add to your list. Pick three new things a week and put it on your chart. First, to remind you of what you are going to do to get in the shape you want to get in, and more importantly to celebrate yourself and your choices after you have checked them off! And keep an eye out of my longer eBook that will go into more detail and give you useful suggestions that will help you think thoughts that will produce success. It is coming soon and will be available as a free download.

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