Pretend You’re At Goal
Today we’re going to try a little mind game. We’re going to go through the day pretending we’re at our goal weight or size or fitness level. This means we are not on a diet we are maintaining. We are traveling into the future where we’ve already achieved our goal. Traveling into the future is going to require a Flux Capacitor AND for you to ask yourself a few questions:
1. What is your goal weight or size? “Wanting to lose weight” is not a goal. Make it concrete today. Meaning you must give form to your goal. Either you are trying to get into a certain size, a pair of pants, or whatever. Pick a hard, solid, goal. (We strongly recommend you consult your doctor on what’s the healthy for you. We also strongly recommend you don’t ask our mother because she’s not reasonable on this point.)
2. How do you behave at goal? Are you more confident? Are you more active? Are you deliberate in your food choices because you don’t want to ruin all your hard earned progress? Are you standing straighter? Are you wearing something you love? Manifest that behavior today. Remember you are AT GOAL so act like it.
3. What does a person who is active or at a certain weight do to stay there? Today we’re doing that. (Sidenote: We’re using this Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator and have discovered that at 130 pounds a body can consume 1600 calories to maintain. This seems harsh but – it’s only one day. If you’re a Weight Watcher calculate the points you’d get per day at maintenence and eat that amount today.)
4. At the end of the day sit and think. How was this day? Could “being at goal” be your lifestyle? Could you live like this? If the answer is YES – I could. Then do it again tomorrow. If your answer is NO – I can’t live like this each day then reasssess your goal weight or size or exercise plan. Example: There is no way we will do the work necessary to be a size 4 (sorry mom.) But we CAN and rather enjoy a day of enough food to maintain our frame in a a size 8.
And one more thing – since we noticed you’re at goal we wanted to say a few things to you: You look GREAT! You must exercise all the time? How did you do it? You don’t eat enough? Are you sick? (Those last two are the negative crap you have to deal with that you’re going to ignore.) My gosh that’s a pretty color on you!