Vision of Health



Cowboy (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn_BE_BACK_IN_SEPTEMBER)


It’s a lazy hot morning in the town of Deadwood and old Sheriff Andy is sipping his coffee enjoying a moment of silence before his day gets started.  Suddenly, his peaceful, meditative moment is shattered by the rapid thundering of hooves coming toward him from the sunrise end of town.  He jumps up from his chair, and is surprised when he recognizes Ray Evans riding wildly up the street.  “Ray! Where the hell are you going?” Shots Sheriff Andy. “I don’t know, ask the horse.” Replies Ray.


Sometimes weight loss can feel like this, a wild ride on the back of a fast horsing with the understanding that you are going somewhere but not really sure of the details.  It’s so easy to fall in love with the fantasy of how things are going to be when you finally drop all those pounds.  Think about it, you will no longer have to worry about taking your shirt off at the beach, finally take that hot Yoga class, and get that promotion at work.


Individuals that are successful at weight loss have a clear vision of the lifestyle that they are working toward and fall in love with the process.  Take a second today and consider, what your healthy style will look like, what activities will you participate in, how will your days change, what do you look like?  Now, break your process down, what are the day-to-day behaviors would you like to have in place, why is weight-loss important to you and your family, and what milestone have you set to achieve along the way?


Remember, while you should have a detailed idea of what you want to achieve this is a journey and if you don’t take care of what’s on the inside it won’t make a difference what you achieve on the outside.


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