Sometimes it’s really easy to get bogged down in how far you have to go to reach your goals. I’m guilty of that. Too many times I just gave up because I couldn’t see light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Don’t do that to yourself! Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished. For example, I have a personal weight loss goal, and a friend of mine suggested that I make a paperclip chain to demonstrate that goal.
I’ve done that. Hanging on my office wall are two paperclip chains. One represents the weight I’ve lost – the other represents the weight I have to go. Sure – one chain is 4 times longer than the other. But I know that if I continue eating better, taking vitamins and drinking water, I’ll get to move paperclips at a steady rate. Once I add physical activity, I’m sure that those paperclips will move even faster.
Update on my 5k Goal: I’ve learned about a place that allows free use of their walking track. If I take a different route home, it’s actually on my way. So starting next week, I’ll drive that way at least 3 days per week; stopping off to walk for at least 30 minutes. I’ll keep you posted.
For now, take a look at my paperclip chains.
Yes, the bigger pile is what I still have to lose, but I’m making real progress in the “Lost” pile!