Sometimes as a fitness professional I can get carried away by telling you to make these 10 drastic changes in your life. In reality that is overwhelming and you probably won’t do anything.
Lasting change and massive transformation in your life will occur when you make SMALL consistent changes over a long period of time.
Lets use a farming analogy…
You are sitting in a tractor and are at the edge of the field ready to plant the seeds in the neatly laid out rows in the field.
That straight line represents your life as it has been, but you want transformation, you want dramatic life altering change. For this example you want to end up 500 hundred feet to the right of the straight line by the time you have driven the tractor down the entire piece of land.
Assuming this row is quite long, all you will need to do is turn the wheel of the tractor 1/2 inch to the right. The change isn’t dramatic at first. It looks like you are following the line almost exactly but as you progress down towards the other end, you are veering farther away from the straight line and closer to your goal. Eventually once you make it to the end of the field, you are indeed 500 feet to the right of the straight line.
To get there it didn’t require a huge movement in the steering wheel. Just a small minute change.
Same thing in your life, small changes over time get big results. So here are 5 small simple changes you can do right now to make long term progress.
#1 Replace all calorie laden drinks with water or at least reduce consumption by 50%
#2 Substitute 15 minutes a day that you spend watching TV or on the computer, with a walk or some other type of exercise
#3 Stop watching TV or using electronics at least an hour before bed and instead read a positive book or journal. You will sleep much better.
#4 Take 10 minutes the night before to plan and prepare snacks and meals for the next day.
#5 Avoid fast food or eating out for an entire week.
These changes might seem small but will radically change your life.