I was reading the blog of my best friend, Tawana (here's my shameless plug: Tawana's Blog). She's a fitness competitor and trainer and she was talking about how the gym is always crowded the first couple of weeks in January, and then slowly, but predictably, the numbers begin to shrink as all of those resolutions to get fit fade away.
Her blog entry got me thinking about change - and what it means to really change. Is change making a declaration? Is change writing down your plan? Is change doing something different? My answer to these questions is a resounding "NO!"
If you go a day without eating meat - are you now a vegetarian?
If you workout all this week - have you now met your fitness goal?
If you put money into your savings account this week - are you a saver?
The reality is - if you've done something different, good for you. But does that mean that you've changed? Absolutely not! Why? Because change is not doing something different. Change is doing something different consistently!!!
So what is it that you want to change? To make it REAL change, you have to be consistent.
Want to be a saver? Consistently set money aside - no matter what.
Want to eat healthy? Consistently cut out the crap (processed food, sugar, soda, etc).
Need to adjust your attitude? Consistently stop cussing people out for the slightest thing!
While it's true that you have to accomplish your goals one step at a time. The key point is that you take more than one step! So for those of you stepping - keep going! I know you have what it takes to change - for real!
Oh yeah...here's one more shameless plug: Jillian Michaels - the trainer and life coach from The Biggest Loser will be speaking at my Get Radical Women's Conference. Will you be joining us?