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Ready, Set … Goals!

I like to create mental pictures to help me illustrate concepts, both for myself and for you. It helps me articulate weight loss principles so that it’s more than just words on a page; we’re both visualizing something together. If I can draw you into that picture with me then we’re there together.

Picture this: you’ve signed up for a race, maybe your first 5K walk or run. You’re nervous but excited. You’ve been training and talking to friends who’ve done other races, maybe you’re there with a group of friends. But even with their help, it’s all you.

You signed up for this race because you’re tired of the status quo. You’re tired of cutting yourself slack and feeling crummy. You want to feel better, look better, maybe get off medications you take because of a health condition related to your weight.

You’re nervous, but also excited and hopeful. You know at your core that you’re worth the time and effort it’s going to take to cross the finish line.

You’re ready to step up to the starting line.

This week’s blogs will help you get started. In Tuesday’s blog, “Ready, Set … Goals!” I introduce the January series, which will examine many of the fundamental concepts of weight loss in a way that you’ve probably not heard before. Unlike most “diet experts” I’ve been fat. I know exactly what it feels like to step up to that starting line.

Thursday’s blog, “Goals Are the Difference Between Success and Failure” looks at setting short-term and long-term goals. You cannot succeed at weight loss without them, and why would you try? This is the fun stuff because you get to aim high!

And don’t miss our first “Motivational Monday” video with Jill who lost over 70 pounds in the last year. Jill and I sat down and talked about where motivation comes from and why this time was so different for her.

So picture yourself, standing at the starting line, waiting for the gun to go off. You’re gonna need specific, attainable goals once it does, but maybe even more you’ll need to know that you’re absolutely worth the time and effort it will take to achieve success.

Ready, Set … Goals!

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