This morning when I came downstairs, my mom had a huge poster board with many pictures, clippings from magazines, and scrapbooking supplies surrounding her at our kitchen table. When I asked her what she was doing, she responded: “A project for me. My best friend (name omitted) says I need specific visual goals for this year mapped out. She says it helped her obtain her goals last year.”
A second look over the poster, I saw things like “Fight Hungry” with the little Hungry doll, make 30 calls a day in order to make money with her own recruiting business, group exercise, “Learn to Relax”, “I come first”, “No guilt”, and a lot more. I couldn’t help but smile. I just love my mom! I love that she’s recognizing what she wants and what she needs to do in order to achieve them all. Except she did cut out a clipping that said, “Will work for chocolate” and I asked her how that works with her wanting to rejoin WW… her response– “It’s all about balance, Mikael!” She’s such a goof!
I couldn’t have been prouder! This may sound strange but it was almost like watching my mom grow up or something. I’m rooting for her =)
My visual motivators are smaller things than her poster board: my WW keyring and my Hungry magnet (who cares about the recall? he’s too cute!) that is on my magnet board in my room that I wrote something on: “I want to be strong, fit, and healthy.” When I joined WW, my goal was to get back to my high school weight–which I am now! No numbers anymore–just plain and simple.
Have you ever made a poster like the one my mom is working on? Or does something else help you visualize what you want?
Found a Zumba class at my University on Friday nights, so I’m going tonight for exercise 4 days in a row! And then tomorrow morning…. WI!
Have a fantabulous Friday everyone!