Begin with the end in mind. That's what I heard during Professional Development Day yesterday at school. Teachers were discussing 21st Century learning. Phrases like critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity were used. What do teachers want the end product to look like? Take backward steps to get there.
As I soaked in this knowledge, I thought it could also be applied to weight loss and incorporating a more healthy lifestyle. Begin with the end in mind.
What do I want the end result to look like?
Well, if I'm honest I wouldn't mind if the end result looked something like this. After all, Denise Austin is only a couple of years younger than me. I may never end up looking like this fitness guru but I can set some realistic goals along with my idea of what my end product will look like.
I need to use my creativity to come up with a plan that works for me. There are a few obstacles I need to overcome:
- Working full time
- Working with 3-4 year old children all day long
- Fatigue at the end of the day
- Limited time
- Desire to spend time doing other things
- My buddies in our private Facebook group have been so helpful
- Sharing healthy recipes with others
- Finding out what's working for others with the same goal
- Generating ideas to make working out fun
I communicate with others as I strive to reach my goal. Believe me, writing a weekly blog post about my progress helps to keep me accountable. Sharing the end result I desire with those who often influence my decision making helps too.
Even though my end result may not look like Denise Austin, I have to say that I do like her hair style. :)
In the meantime, I need to get on that treadmill before it's time to get ready for work. How about you? Do you have a picture in your mind of what your end result will look like?
Don't forget to begin with the end in mind.
I'm linking up with Kim of Just for Clicks for Weigh-In Wednesday.
Blessings and love,