As much as I hate to acknowledge it, sometimes change is necessary for growth. As I’ve focused on how my word of the year (GROW) relates to my goals for the year, I’ve realized that some change will be necessary in order to see growth and progress. This is has been most evident in two specific areas – I’ll just share one here as an example.
My weight loss goal for 2018 is to reach a particular number on the scale. I had pretty satisfying results for around 16 months as I followed a particular healthy eating plan. I had very little trouble saying no to things that weren’t good for me and saw continual success in reaching my weight loss goals.
2018 has not been so easy! I’ve really struggled to stay on track with with healthy eating and have been generally unmotivated and undisciplined, which makes me unhappy! Then two weeks ago I had a light bulb moment.
Change. Change is the key!
I decided to ditch a few of the hard and fast menu items and practices I’ve been clinging to for over a year now. I changed the way I menu plan, gave myself a little wiggle room in the grocery budget and completely changed what I eat for breakfast and lunch. I can’t say I immediately lost 5 pounds, but I enjoyed the week so much more! I’m facing my weight loss goal with a renewed excitement and a plan I feel good about assuming.
How are you doing with your goals for 2018? Are you in a rut? What can you change to make it more exciting, alluring or even more feasible?