I started thinking the other day about what would happen if we, meaning I, actually committed to our goals. I realize there are people out there who don’t give up and push through without making a million excuses. I’m not one of them. I do admire those people greatly, but anyone who knows me would probably agree that I’m full of excuses and quick to give up when the going gets tough.

Lately I’ve been neglecting my health. I’m eating like crap and haven’t worked out consistently in probably two months. I can feel it in my body and I’m not happy. I started to think of a game plan of how to tackle fixing it because I need to make multiple changes and a strategy would be helpful. Plans always sound so great in my head, but I struggle on the follow through. What would happen if I didn’t? What if I sucked it up and stuck with it? If I didn’t allow myself to eat badly because I was hormonal or didn’t stop exercising altogether because I got bored of the gym.

What would happen if I commit?

Commit to drinking a glass of water when I wake up in the morning or when I come home from work.

Commit to eating one additional serving of vegetables a day.

Commit to stretching 10 minutes a day.

Commit to riding the stationary bike for 10 minutes a day.

Commit to reading before bed.

Commit to spending 15-30 minutes on a Rosetta Stone lesson instead of getting lost in the social media vortex.

Commit to saving $10 a week.

Commit to not making excuses or exceptions.

Just imagine how things would change and where we’d be if we commit.


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