My daughter starts school on Tuesday. We’ve had a fun summer but unfortunately didn’t get to half of the things I really wanted to do. Without a schedule to adhere to our entire family loses it’s focus and we are what can be best described as “floppy”. Should we go here? There? Nowhere? Should we take a day trip today, tomorrow or never? With too many choices we become apathetic.
However, now that sweaters and long pants are all that’s available at Macy’s it’s time to get back on track, back in the saddle and get re-acquainted with structure. That not only means the kids’ schedules, but mine as well!
You also might be feeling the effects of “back to school” yourself. And I don’t mean buying new school supplies at Staples. Here are some tips to get yourself back on track! Remember, bathing suit season runs until October and it’s only a few short months until Memorial Day!
Set a goal
Whether it’s a race, a size or other tangible goal write it down.
Take steps to make your goal reachable
If you want to get in shape, schedule your workouts, if it’s healthy eating, fill your fridge with healthy foods. Whatever your goal is, make sure you are doing what you can to reach it!
When I train for a race I usually tell one, two or fifty people what I’m doing. I know I’d rather move away than have to tell people I dropped out of training!
Be The End Result
Huh? Here’s the deal. If you want to lose 10 pounds, act or rather EAT as if you are a person who has lost 10 pounds and are wearing those great jeans that show off your killer assets. If you are that person and you go out to dinner, are you going to order the Fettuccine Alfredo, Caesar salad and dessert? I’m betting no. You want to maintain all you worked hard for so you are going to take care of yourself. I know it’s “out there” but think about it and give it a shot.
If you are having a problem getting back on track try one or more of the tips above. Be sure to let me know how it’s going.
Now go run!