Saturday, January 25, 2014

Perseverance of a Baby

Hi everyone!  I just watched a video of a friend's baby crawling for the first time.  The baby wanted a toy at the other end of the room.  He grunted, fell on his face, and eventually got up on all fours and crawled to the toy, grabbed it and rolled over.  He never quit.  He saw what he wanted and went after it.  And I thought that's how we all should be when it comes to our fitness goals.  That baby's goal was to get to the green ring.  It doesn't matter what your fitness goal is, you should have the perseverance of a baby.  

Just like the baby had that green ring in sight, you should set your own goals in sight.  Write them down!  And then take that goal, and tape it to a wall, mirror, or put it on the fridge where you will see it every day.  That will be your reminder of what your goal is.  Post it up in several places of your home, so that you never lose sight.

If your goal is a huge goal, like losing 50 pounds or more, break it up into smaller, more reachable goals.  That way, you won't get discouraged when you initially don't make it in the time that you thought you would.  Smaller goals are easier to reach, and keep you motivated.

Don't give up!  Just like the baby in the video, don't give up on your goals.  When you find that you gained weight instead of losing weight, don't get discouraged and give up.  When the baby fell on his face, all that he knew was that he wanted that green ring.  Well, when you gain a pound or two, are you going to give up?  The answer is NO!  Did you know that in a weight loss journey, you will gain weight before you lose?  Do you know why?  If not, then research it.  Find out why you gained 2, 3 or 5 lbs.

And finally, once you reach your goal, just like the momma in the video, your friends and family will be proud of you.  They will congratulate you.  They will share with the world your accomplishments.

So, be like the baby in the video.  Never lose sight.  If you fall down, get back up and keep trying.  And once you get there, celebrate.  Roll over and take a break.  You deserve it!

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