Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack
Greetings Tushkateers, I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning! I am crackajack! I received a truly wonderful email from Tushkateer D.C. that I’d love to share with you. I suspect that her state of mind, her commitment to self, her positive energy, will ripple out to any and all who have goals of any kind (weight loss or otherwise).
Remember, Our Lady of Weight Loss is all about letting go of ALL that WEIGHS US DOWN; not limited to those extra pounds.
Dear Janice (a.k.a. OLofWL), Just wanted you to know that I have been wanting to lose 20-25 pounds for some time now. Just couldn’t seem to get in the groove, so to speak! I read one of your blogs that rang a bell to me. The word of the day was commitment. For some reason that word gave me strength to start on my healthy eating journey and to find a way to stick to it after I lose the weight. Every time I feel like eating something fat, or sugary or salty I just tell myself, D.C., you have made a commitment! So far it seems to work for me. I have lost 5 pounds so far, I’m on my way. I love your blog! Thanks again. ~ D.C.
Thanks to D.C. for making a commitment to yourself, for your note, and for the kick in the tush! Here, now, more on commitment!!!!
I had a curious conversation with star client CM … I asked CM, “On a scale from 0 to 10 (ten being the highest), how important is it to you to lose weight?”
CM replied, “TEN!!!” … I asked, “How committed are you to doing what needs to be done?” CM replied “3.”
“What will it take to move your 3 to a 10?”
“Well … if I go to the doctor and she says that I have diabetes, that would put me in action mode. …. or if I went into my closet and nothing fit, then I’d be fully committed.”
The conversation went on for a bit … but the bottom line is that sometimes we ‘want’ – sometimes we have great intentions … but we don’t fully commit. How ‘bad’ does it have to get before you fully commit to living healthy?
How far are you WILLING to COMMIT to ensure that you carry out your INTENTIONS?
Simply put, intention is what you INTEND to do.
* We intend to eat healthfully.
* We intend to walk 10,000 steps.
* We intend to be kind to others.
* We intend to take in deep breaths throughout the day.
* We intend to appreciate the mere fact that we are alive.
You get the idea. Our intentions are honorable! We aim to, mean to, propose to, plan to, have it in our minds to, expect to … and yet at the end of the day, while we may have jumped out of bed with the very best of intentions, we somehow or another you may have lost our way. Our intentions evaporated into the ether.
Intention leaves a bit of wiggle room; commitment makes it clear that you have vowed to do something.
Commitment is about pledging, promising, taking a vow. It’s about being loyal,dedicated, having allegiance to and faith in oneself.
Commitment is an important ingredient on our journey to Sveltesville.
I never thought I’d be quoting football coaches, but as football legend Bill Parcell’s points out, “Commitment is about giving your all to every play. It’s about choosing the right path; not the easiest one.”
Commitment ignites us into action.
For more fuel that ignites, to share your challenges, successes and fabulous failures, for (almost) DAILY KICKS in YOUR TUSH, join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KITT Club/FB !
Spread the word–NOT the icing,
Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
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