The New Year is the perfect time to take a moment to analyze what’s going right in your life! Health and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour dropped by Fox 32 to share how getting mentally prepared before setting resolutions sets you up for success all year long.
As a Weight Loss Coach, I know that a confidence boost is the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Whether your goal is weight loss or toned arms, it all starts with a commitment to yourself—so make sure YOU know what YOU really want!
Here are five steps that help you get clear on what you want in 2018.
Step 1: Take Advantage of More Time on Your Hands
During a holiday break from work, we have more space to reflect on ourselves. Take a personal inventory of how you’ve been feeling lately.
Tune into those feelings. Pay attention and listen. What is your inner dialogue and self-talk? Is it “I feel disgusting. None of my clothes fit.”? Well maybe a weight loss resolution is right for you!
Once you know how you feel know, you can determine how you’d rather feel in the future! Use that as your true north when writing resolutions.
Step 2: Assess Your Daily Routine
How do you feel when you pick out clothes in the morning or do your makeup? Does it excite you or does it make you feel worse about yourself?
Consider the areas of life you beat yourself up about and write them down on a piece of paper.
Step 3: What Do You See?
Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? If there is something you don’t like, then slow down and write it on that piece of paper we talked about above! Get specific.
Many clients in my weight loss programs for women share that they don’t like their “flabby arms, spare tire, muffin top, or double chin.”
Step 4: Re-imagine Whatever You Don’t Like
Use all the things you don’t like as motivation for your New Year’s resolutions! Imagine if everything was different! What would that look like to you? Write down the words that come to mind.
Turn “muffin top” into “tight tummy” for example! It’s important to name something positive that you can hold in your mind rather than continuing to think only of the negative.
Step 5: Act Like You’ve Already Achieved Your Goal
Write down a new, beautiful, and confident vision for yourself. Write down how you’re going to feel when you look in the mirror and what you’re going to look like even if it’s six months down the road.
Then, act like it’s true NOW. This is going to help you stick to your vision and your resolutions. Ready to silence the negative self-talk and take back control of your life? Try my 30 Day Confidence Workbook!
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