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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Motivation Moment: Create a Vision


Create a vision.

Have you ever written a business plan before? Writing a vision is crucial for the success of your business and it is crucial for your weight loss plan. Your vision is what you are working towards and how you envision your life.

Why do you want to lose weight? You must go beyond “I want to lose 15 pounds” or “I want to fit into a size 8”. Go a bit deeper. What will weight loss bring you? For most people it will bring increased energy and better health. It may even allow you to participate in something you have been longing to do like run a marathon or go on a back packing trip. These are heart-felt reasons to lose weight that will keep you motivated in the long run.

When you start to slide back into your old habits, just ask yourself, is this choice bringing me closer to my vision?

--from "Weight Loss--Five Ways To Stay Motivated" by Meri Raffetto

5 comments:

Teale said...

My 100 pound goal is to go to a theme park & ride a roller coaster, for this very reason!

honib1 said...

love the vision post ..very pertinent .. I think thats what helps me .. even when I am in trying times like now with this platuea... I know I will lose just have to find what will shake things up...I also goal set .. 10 pound goals.. rather than saying I have to lose 50 pounds I say I have 5 or 10 pounds to lose.. its helped me take off the first 30 doing it that way.. hopefully it will help me take off the next 50.. great great post.. My vision is for better health and less pain by the way..

Once Upon A Dieter said...

My goal is similar to Teale's--I wanna travel, including DisneyWorld, and fit into the seats and rides and be able to walk around and enjoy. Which I can't now. :(

The Princess

Nykky said...

I made a list on my blog! Thank you for inspiring the reflection! One of my reasons was similar to Teale's.

the veggie paparazzo said...

Great post--and I love the header description of your blog!