Here we are at the end of the year, and December has come alive!\
Our goals may have died off, but December is here and looking at you dead in your face. December is the month that is filled with reminders and always throwing little jabs at you. This causes you to take a closer look at yourself and push you to achieve your goals.
So don’t disappoint, December!
When the year started, my Facebook and Instagram timelines were cluttered with ‘New Year, New Me”. I can’t tell you how many times I read how life is too short, and this is the year that I will lose weight and get in the best shape of my life. Then as the weeks rolled by, so did all of the enthusiasm.
So many diets and exercises are floating around, making it challenging to decide what you should take an interest in. But here is my suggestion. Try the one thing that sounds doable to you, and then stick with it for 30 days. If you don’t see results and feel significantly better after those 30 days, that diet or workout style isn’t for you.
When you find the most effective style, I promise you will want to avoid throwing in the towel. The key is to find what works for you and stay excited about it the little changes you see. Over the years, I’ve learned that setting small goals will help maintain an optimistic view.
Will you do me a favor?
Please tell me which of the following two statements sounds the most doable and creates a more optimistic feel in your brain.
Me talking to a client”
Okay, Susie, I see your weight is 210 pounds, so let’s set that weight loss goal over the next few months for you to lose 2-5 pounds per week. Does that sound doable?”
Okay, Susie, I see your weight is 210 pounds, so let’s set that weight loss goal for you to lose 20 pounds over the next three months. Does that sound doable?
Run with whichever approach makes you feel optimistic. There are enough pessimists in this world, and you don’t need to be one of them. So think positive and stay excited about your goals.
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!
26 Replies to “How To Train Yourself To Be Optomistic”
Great post! Thank’s for share, Belladonna.
Have an optimistic day!!! Love it!
– the key is to find what works for you and stay excited about it the little changes you see
– setting small goals will help maintain an optimistic view
So, of course #1.
All the best. XoXo May your year end inner celebrations be merry and bright. Xoxo thanks and happy to know you. Blessings.
As usual, my goal is not to become more gol ( round like football) 🤣🤣😂😂😂. Jokes apart, ‘I would love to read yours and Kym’ s blogs to keep myself positive and never give up. That sounds more doable. ♥️♥️♥️😊😊
Aparna you have the best sense of humor and I just adore you. I’m with ya, I don’t want to look like a football or basketball. LOLOLOL
Thank you so much, dear Bella. ♥️♥️♥️😊😊
I’d like the pounds per week target. It sounds easier than 20 pounds in three months. Incidentally, after my stomach surgery, this is what I should expect realistically.
Sadje I’m so excited that you are on your feel good journey. Yes take it slow and lift weights as you go through your journey.
Thanks! I’ll have to clear that from my doctor but I’m walking 50 minutes a day.
That is so good!!!
Small numbers over a short amount of time always sound easier to achieve. Not many of us can project what we’ll be like or what we’ll be doing in three months. Sometimes I can’t even imagine what I’ll be doing three days from now, lol.
That said, I’d also let the client choose what goal she wants to set for herself and work from there. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for a while, 20 pounds might look impossible. (I’ve been there!) Maybe suggest just a healthier meal plan and a trial workout for one week rather than talk about those numbers, which can sound so scary when you’re trying to lose them. But I hear what you’re saying about optimism and change.
I agree completely! I hate having numbers become the main focus but unfortunately they are. So I like to focus on how you feel mentally and emotinally. When you feel good life looks better. Your scale may take time to catch up but that’s okay.
I am in the minority here but take an optimistic vibe from both! I want achievable but also a challenge. If that makes sense!
I get it and you are a brave and competitive soul. That’s awesome.
or maybe awkward to motivate! 😉
Not at all!
Great post, Belladonna. Wonderful advise. I think option #1 sounds more doable.💕
Thank you Grace and I agree, the first one is so much easier for me to wrap my head around.
Absolutely. Not as overwhelming.💕
Booyah, and drop the mic – “There are enough pessimists in this world, and you don’t need to be one of them.” 😱🎤🤗💖🥰
You’re the best!
Oh dawwwwlinkkkk…and so are you! 🥰💖😍
The first statement sounds like a doable goal to me. That was the approach I took over the past year. I didn’t shoot for 20 pounds. I found it easier to do two more once I did the first two.
That’s how I am! Love looking at the small picture and working from that point.