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Making Your Commitment Stick

Today I want to focus on the topic of how to "Make Your Commitment Stick!"  You’ve made the decision to get in shape, to get down to a healthy weight and change your life for the better. So, how do you make this commitment stick?

First, you must realize that there is no going back. Think of all of your bad and unhealthy habits as just what they are… a mechanism that is holding you back from feeling great, having more energy, looking great and being fit!

It can be difficult to say goodbye to unconscious eating, over eating and overindulgence of any kind be it food, drink, or not enough sleep. For me now, all I have to do is remember how I would feel the next day…fat, tired and sorry that I succumbed to the unhealthy choices. Recall is a great defense! You too can make a conscious effort to get healthy.

Think about where you were and how you felt when you made that initial decision to get healthy. When you said to yourself  “Enough is enough and I need to get healthy!” Close your eyes and remember. 

Now on a scale of 1 to 10, how serious are you to following through on your commitment? ________. 

You really need to be an eight or higher! If not, we need to reconnect and reevaluate your thoughts and feelings about all the reasons why to improve your health. When you focus on what you want it has an amazing effect on your commitment and motivation level.  Remember, Motive + Action = Motivation so it may take you "Acting" on a good "Motive" (or idea) before you really gain serious momentum but you will achieve more than you imagine if you just start the process today vs. tomorrow!

So what should you do next? Make a commitment to listen to the coaching support conference calls Monday and Wednesday evenings each and every week. The calls are now recorded which gives you no excuse!

Another secret to sticking to your commitment is to keep a journal! It seems so ridiculously simple. Clients that journal accomplish what they set out to do.

What to put in your Journal

Page 1: Before picture

Page 2: Write down your commitment to yourself. Such as:
“I’m committed to get healthy and lose this weight that is slowing me and my life down. I will do what it takes every day and forever strive to take shape for life!”

Page 3: Write your daily affirmation, such as, “I am healthy and happy and it shows” or “I choose health in my life” or “I love my new found health”!

First page of each week: Write down a goal for the week. Such as:
“I will make certain to eat every 3 hours all week”
“I will get in 30 minutes of exercise every day this week”

Then have a small reward for reaching the goal.

Each week:
Daily write entries into your journal upon rising in am. and before bed at night
The times you eat
The foods you eat
The water you drink
How you feel in the morning and before you go to bed
The exercise you do each day
Weight loss on weekly weigh day

Your journal can be a notebook, on the computer or whatever works for you. 

Reconfirm your commitment to achieve extraordinary health in 2010 and let's make it happen captain!


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