We are about to start the preparation week for our fitness challenge group this February. In Preparation for this challenge, all about making your health a priority for self love, I had to share some goals on which I need a shove. This is serious planting, the goals we choose really set the standard by which we will judge our success at the end of the challenge.
When I have a new goal, I tend to go all in, I listen to content, read books and research the ideas surrounding the goal I have. This is because I hate to fail. I hate to not "do it right."
Over time I have trained myself to forgo perfection for persistence. I accept that I won't get it right, that's OK, I can still be successful and reach my goal, but perfection is off the table for me. This has been a huge shift in my mental game and has really helped me to beat the bad self sabotage habit.
It is also how I have been able to maintain a 30 day challenge for myself, I focus on a new topic and Idea in my health each month, while keeping up my 30 minutes of fitness a day. This month I need a shove. I tried to start being a better tracker, tracking my success and missteps in my business/ nutrition/ fitness. My mistake was trying to do all of those at once. I was successful in tracking my accounting and setting up a new system to keep that up now, and maintain tracking my workouts which I had previously turned into a habit, but my daily work tracker, not working out. So I downgraded a full tracker to a small post it note and that helped. So here is my big stumbling block. Commitment.
You may follow me on facebook and think, she has it all together (Haha). She gets in her workout every day and is cooking healthy food but those are the things I have already committed to. Until I choose, I get wishy washy, maybe this ,maybe that, then last minute changing my focus. So what do I focus on this month? Deepening professional and social relationships or doing that daily business tracker I missed out on last month? Both are about self love for me. I saw myself as a hobbyist in my health coaching days for so long, treating myself to the respect of valuing my business and its impact on my life financially and emotionally or investing in friends a huge missing gap in my life right now.
What are your goals? How do you get in your own way? Let's work on a goal together this month. you can follow my progress in season 2 of my podcast a LilyAroninhealthieryou.