Friday, December 31, 2010

Get The Party Started

Do you have a New Year's resolution? Many people will be committing to do something different in 2011. You can probably guess that one of the most popular resolutions each year relates to fitness and health. Thousands of people will aspire to lose weight and become healthier in the next year. I hope and pray that many will succeed. I know that they can, I know that you can! There are many important factors in a positive change for health but let me just drop 2 ideas that are very and I mean VERY important.

1. Leave comfort behind! What I mean here is that if you want to work on your health in 2011 then you have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone. To succeed you must take risks and there will be times that you are uncomfortable. Hey, if losing weight was easy and effortless, well then I would not be writing these words, because we all would be in great shape. Truth is, losing weight and taking care of our health takes work and I mean hard work! So be willing to be uncomfortable. For some that may mean that you join a gym despite the fact that you are embarrassed about your weight. Others may have to set that alarm a little earlier to get some much needed cardio into your routine. None of us are perfect all the time but you must develop consistency and be willing to get outside your comfort areas.

2. Be Accountable! Studies prove over and over that when we are accountable we are more likely to stick with a plan. I want to encourage you to find a way to be accountable. You need someone in your life that will NOT let you off the hook so easy. It is great if you could find a workout partner or someone who can walk with you at a certain time. If that can not happen, then find someone who doesn't mind checking in with you from time to time to make sure you are sticking with your wellness plan. As I said, this person needs to be someone who can be confrontational in an appropriate way.

So there you have 2 IMPORTANT keys to being successful if you have a wellness goal in 2011. These have been cornerstones in my own journey. Keep checking back and I will keep posting. I have some plans for the blog in the new year. Some of those plans include chances for you to win some cool stuff! I will be giving away a few things from time to time. I hope everyone has a fun but safe new year's eve! Stay tuned and remember all your hard work, discomfort, and accountability will be worth it! You are worth it!

Till next time...


The Elegant Bohemian said...

Travis....I LOVE this! We DIE in our comfort zones...truly. It's great advice to get out of one's comfort zone. I can't wait to see how your blog evolves over the new year! I know you may not realize how much of an inspiration you are (actually, I hate to say that because it almost feels like pressure, you know what I mean?....if you're inspiring everyone, then you have to be on top of your game ALL the time - and that's too much to put on ANYONE); but you really are an inspiration just by being you and by being transparent about how your journey has come about and is going. Thanks for not sugar-coating (no pun intended) your story for us! Much love to you and Rebekah! ~Serene

tsmithnc said...

Thanks Serene!! You inspire me as well. Keep up the good work!!