If you recall last week I wrote about the 100 Days of Weight Loss challenge and hope you all had the chance to download all the PDF’s and possibly get the book as well. There is a PDF file that we’ll be looking at today. I will just share the basics and some of my personal additions.
7 Keys to a Successful 100 Days Challenge
1) Always move forward
Don’t think about the past, start new TODAY
2) Do what worked before
Were you successful with weight loss in the past? If so, share some things you did that worked before and be specific.
For me it was portion control, exercising more and eating out less. I am thinking about starting a food journal again and I would like to choose one more unhealthy thing to give up. In the past I gave up soda and Oreos. What’s next? hmmmm
3) No more excuses
Why haven’t you been making progress?
Health issues, injuries, too tired blah blah
4) Create a finish line
Visualize how things will look when you meet your goals. How will you feel in 100 days?
I’m pulling out the jeans and swim suits. Hope to fit in those again ASAP!
5) Kick the roadblocks
Identify anything that has held you back before, write them all down and kick them to the curb.
6) Line up a support system
Do you have anyone that can cheer you on?
I have my awesome hubby, Kevin and of course all of you my cool blog readers and online friends. I am very lucky to have a great support group.
7) Learn and grow forever
How could you continue with your personal growth?
I would like to at some point hire a personal trainer! Hopefully I will find a new class at the gym that I like and of course I’ll be training for a 1/2 marathon. I have a lot of healthy living books still left to read so I will do that as well.
Are you fired up for what’s to come the next 100 days?
Please feel free to expand on any of the 7 Keys listed above here in the comments.
Stephanie Watson says
I just wanted to tell you that I love your post. I think setting these shorter term goals helps a lot. How will I feel in 100 days?That is what I am going to ask myself next time the family orders a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese.
Thank you, Stephanie! I think short term goals are the way to go.
Ha ha about the pizza..how about you see if the family wants to make healthy pizzas together? We use some awesome wheat dough from Trader Joe’s or you can make your own of course.
Great ideas. Why is it that we always look for a shortcut instead of committing to doing what works???
I hear ya!
Thanks for stopping by Lain