We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year


I am so excited for this year, for once I feel like I am ready for great things. I have goals, and plans to make those goals become a reality.  2011 is my year I just know it's going to be a good year.  I wish all my friends and family a year full of blessings!

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Years Resolutions..

This time of year usually makes you start thinking about what you did or did not accomplish this year, and makes you start thinking about the year to come. Answering tricky questions like “What am I doing? Where am I going? What do I want? Thinking that there’s got to be more to life than this!….” The result? New Years Resolutions!
Four quick tips I have found helpful for Goal setting for the new year, these can be applied to anything even a biggy like weight-loss.  

Tip 1
While it’s beneficial to ask big questions about where your life is going, but asking them too often will result leave you in a bog of directionless despair. Take the pressure off, and only ask the big questions once, or at most, twice a year.
Tip 2
One of the easiest mistakes to make when setting goals, is in-sufficient detail. Write your goals in enough detail for everyone to understand and agree what’s meant. So if your goal is to lose 100lbs, plan it out, 5 lbs a month, by March to fit into a dress for high school reunion, etc etc.. You get the idea, you must create small goals to reach the BIG Goal at the end, or your goal will seem overwhelming and unattainable.
Make a calendar, track your progress and cross off your goals when you reach them, and reward yourself.
Tip 3
You are more likely to achieve realistic goals. That’s not to say you can’t shoot for the stars and pursue your dreams; break up your BIG goals into smaller, more manageable mini goals, and you’re more likely to achieve your dream. Baby steps!!
Tip 4
Tell People what you are doing, If everyone knows you have a plan you are more likely to stick to it.. ACCOUNTABILITY. Find a partner, join a group. I have one starting January 1st on my Facebook page (New Year, New You Challenge), Email me for info or click on my Facebook badge to find the event link.
FAIL TO PLAN, You Are Planning to Fail!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What Is Your Philosophy?

What??? That would have been my reaction if you had asked me that question a few months ago. I had never stopped to really think about it till I read an awesome book by Jeff Olson called The Slight Edge!

Your philosophy is your view of life something beyond feelings and attitudes, it is what drives those feeling and attitudes which in turn drives your actions. So if you want an attitude adjustment, change your philosophy!   I have learned that the best gift you can give yourself is your own personal development! Investing in improving your own personal growth and betterment is the best thing you can do for yourself because things don't stand still, you are either moving forward or.......  moving backward! I want to be moving forward in every area;  health, relationships, finances, and life so how do I plan to do that?  Simple positive actions repeated over time, that's how!!!

"Simple little disciplines that, done consistently over time, will add up to the very big accomplishments." - Jeff Olson

I would encourage anyone and everyone to read this book. Your life will be better for it!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mixed Bag

This last week has been a mixed bag it started with the most amazing weekend. My husband and I began our fitness journey with the P90X workout dvd's with fitness trainer Tony Horton, and this weekend we got to workout live with Tony Horton we were totally star struck!!  He was awesome a really nice normal guy!  After the excitement of the weekend I'm back down to earth with a bump! I started the first class for my Accounting degree today. Having completed my Associates degree three weeks ago I was feeling confident about starting the bachelor program but I have to admit I am feeling a wee bit nervous about it. Class formats are similar but different enough to make me feel somewhat overwhelmed never having had to work in teams - online! Remembering the saying "How do you eat and elephant? One bite at a time" has been helpful.