Flat tummy…. it’s something I hear a lot amongst my ladies. ‘Where has mine gone?’ ‘What happened to my slim waistline?’ ‘Why is my waist getting thicker, I’m not doing anything differently?’
Here are 5 KEY things you can start with to get you on the road to that Flat Tummy
These keys will enable you to become motivated and focused, as well as condition yourself to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. Notice that I did not say ‘ways to diet’. These are ways to realising a healthy lifestyle.
The first key to keep in mind is making sure you have a daily plan. If you have your daily plan written down with all of the details of your day, including the snacks you will carry with you and your meals for the day, you will be much more inclined to avoid the unhealthy foods and actions that may throw you off track.
If you can plan the activities, the errands and all the tasks you will be doing each day – from the time you get up until the time you go to bed – you will be keeping yourself busy on accomplishing what’s on your daily planner, rather than spending time worrying about your weight or other things that may reduce productivity.
This can be one of the most powerful steps to living a healthy lifestyle because you’ll be constantly looking at what you want to get done, instead of what you didn’t do in the past.
The second key is to have written goals. These may be the dreams you have, the things you want to do in life that you may have forgotten about. Many people have resigned to just living the same monotonous daily routine.
Start by writing down your goals; no matter how outrageous they may seem, write them down. You need goals and dreams that could take you a lifetime to accomplish. Make sure they are meaningful so that when you read them and ponder their reality, you feel the motivation to get there. When you can get to that point, you have created significant goals and dreams for yourself.
The third key: Don’t look back at where you’ve been, only where you want to go! This complements having a daily plan. There’s no time to look back at any tragedies, mishaps or unhappy times. There’s only time to create new memories, new experiences and happy times. With your plan, you are creating those things and not leaving yourself time to ponder the “what ifs” of the past.
Instead of asking, “How can I iget my flat tummy? How can I fit exercise into my daily life? How can I reach my goals? How can I achieve world peace?” just ask yourself, “How can I?” Look at what contributions you can make for yourself and for others, today and tomorrow. In this way, you will keep looking ahead. Remember, no matter how tarnished your past, your future is spotless.
The fourth key to a healthy lifestyle is to take full responsibility. When it comes down to it, ultimately, you are the only one who can make things happen for you. That means you are the one who has to make the plan; you are the one who needs to perform the exercises each day; and you are the one who will overcome the hurdles to reach your goals.
Many people will be a cheerleader or a coach, to try and steer you in the right direction and cheer you on (that’s my job), but it is your game. If you’re not playing the game, you may just be in the stands watching others as they try to achieve their goals. If you find yourself always looking to others who have what you want, you may be living in the stands. Start taking responsibility by taking action toward achieving those things you want.
Key number FIVE: Decide where you would like to be 20 years from now. Are you doing what you are doing now, only older? Can you see from the goals and dreams you have written that you are carving out a new person who has had many new experiences?
If you can visualise what your life will be in 20 years – where you will live, the places you will have visited, the people you have come to know, the knowledge that you have gained, the positive changes that you have made for yourself and others – you will really begin to see the potential that the years ahead can bring.
Now, I’m not suggesting that everything will be exactly as you may envision, but it will give you a sense of what you truly are capable of and what you can look forward to. Both things will motivate you to keep moving in the right direction.
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Finally, the BONUS key to a healthy and fit lifestyle – Don’t ever stop believing that you are capable of more than what and who you are now! Your potential is limitless. With this attitude, you will constantly be able to improve upon your health in some way. If your mind can perceive it, and you can truly believe it in your heart, then you can achieve whatever you set out to accomplish.