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Which Step Have You Reached Today?

Determine your destiny by choosing the right mindset.

Whether it’s for fitness or for life, the thoughts you choose – to yourself and of others, define what you are and who you become! Here’s a great quote to finish off your week:

“Watch your thoughts, for they become your actions.
Watch your actions, for they become your habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

Finish this week out by choosing the thoughts that will lead you to your desired outcome.

Enjoy!

Try the “It’s not about your weight” Activity

NOTE: The following is a dangerous activity – do so at your own risk!

Items needed: hammer, big rock, bat, axe, sledge hammer, or shovel; safety glasses, leather gloves and protective clothing; your body weight scale; and a park or backyard.

Directions: gather all items necessary to complete the assignment and take them to the park or your backyard. Place the scale on the ground and say “It’s not about my weight!” before pulverizing the scale Office Space style (YouTube “office space printer scene” for clarification if needed). Use the smashing tool of your choice.

Whether you complete this assignment or not, remember that the scale is an instrument, but it is not instrumental in your success. YOU are instrumental in your success; it’s not about what the scale tells you, but what you tell yourself that matters most. It’s not about the weight or ages or numbers… it’s about you – your daily attitude, the thoughts you have, and the actions you make about physical activity.

Enjoy!

IHFA Quick Quote Tuesday 1/15/2013

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Everything is better after a workout!

IHFA Quick Quote Tuesday 1/8/2013

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You can have results, or you can have excuses. You cannot have both.

Attitudes of Health

I create my life!
I create the exact amount of my physical health and wellness.
I joyfully participate in physical activity – everyday.
My intention is to create health and abundance.
I admire and model fit and healthy people.
I believe that good health is important and possible, essential and invaluable.
Physical Activity creates good health and makes my life more enjoyable.
I get fit and stay healthy doing what I love.
I am truly grateful for all the health and wellness I have now.
Opportunities for physical activity always come my way.
I am physically fit. I am physically active because I choose to, not because have to.
I have enough physical strength and energy to participate in my desired lifestyle.
My good habits do well for me and provide me with more and more energy.
I decide to be fit so that I live long, live well, and inspire others to do the same.
I have abundant energy, vitality, and well-being.
I love and care for my body and it cares equally for me.
I enthusiastically take responsibility for my own health and wellness.
I am a physical fitness and health and wellness activist!
My good health is a wonderful gift which I never choose to sacrifice.
My capacity to enjoy my good health is limitless and expands day by day.

Life Lesson From a Physics Textbook

Consider the accuracy of an unmanned space rocket when traveling to a specific destination; it is not accomplished by staying on a predetermined path or by getting back on that path if it strays off course. No effort is made to return the rocket to its original path, but instead a control center determines “where is it now, what is its current velocity?” Corrections are made to direct the rocket on its new path and the process is repeated multiple times over on its way to its destination.

The life lesson, as quoted in the book Conceptual Physics by Paul G. Hewitt “Suppose you find that you are off course. You may, like the rocket, find it more fruitful to follow a course that leads to your goal as best plotted from your present position and circumstances, rather than try to get back on the course you plotted from a previous position and under, perhaps, different circumstances.” Regardless of where you started and how far you reached thus far, by continuing to ask questions, make corrections, and by moving forward, you can reach your preferred destination and obtain (and surpass!) your desired goals.

 

Four Principles of Great Goal Setting

Perception – It has been often said that “Perception is Reality.” How do you feel when you have to do something? What about when you get to choose to do something? Use the right language “I get to/ I choose to” rather than “I have to, I must do” – and then create within yourself that same attitude and personal belief.

Plan – If you leave your house without planning your direction, how likely are you to arrive at your desired destination? Create a specific action plan that allows you to take the first step in the right direction, and provides you with the knowledge and knowhow to keep moving in that positive direction. Also, remember to be realistic and flexible!

Prioritize – Keep this in mind: If you do not take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others! It’s OK to be selfish sometimes, and making time and taking time to participate in activity actual benefits you in the long run; when you create that wellness for yourself, you will find that you have more time, energy and vitality to help others.

Play – Make goals that are joyful not only for reaching the product or outcome, but for enjoying the process – the journey. Have fun along the way and focus on goals that are truly desirable for YOU. You’re far more likely to succeed at your goals, dreams, and aspirations when they align with your true wishes, interests, and purpose.

Here are some other P’s – consider these key words during the creation of Great Goal Setting: promise, prosperity, parties, pro-action, perseverance, potential, peace, possibility, and purpose!