Fit Tip Tuesday: Get In the Game!
Do you feel like you are in the sidelines, watching the game in front of you, and you just can’t seem to jump in? Sometimes we are stuck in the “holding patterns” of life, that keep us from moving forward and jumping in. Those holding patterns can, at times, be for our own good (such as a needed rehab after an injury) and allow us to refresh and rejuvenate for the journey ahead. However, most holding patterns are a hindrance to actually achieving our goals and can altogether stop us from “getting in the game.”
Have you ever thought about what your holding pattern might be? Is it a lack of a support system around you? Possibly fear of failure or not meeting the expectation of others? Sometimes we are in a holding pattern due to our own laziness and refusing to acknowledge that our present circumstances are based upon our previous actions!
We have all been a holding pattern for one reason or another, it’s called the journey of life! So how do we overcome those obstacles and start to move forward? Here are some steps that You can take to Get Back in the Game!
Here are some ways to make a plan and to get your head in the game, fast.
Redefine your Behavior!
A realistic goal is one that’s more about creating a healthier outlook than working your way through a check list. Start by a focus on redefining behavioral changes before trying out for “Ninja Warrior”… You are more likely to succeed!
Plan ahead and you’re a lot less likely to derail tomorrow! Ways to prepare can include laying out workout clothes, get breakfast and lunch ready for the next day. It is the small things you can do the night before that will set you up for success!
Try, try, try again and when you feel like you have failed… Try again! It’s no secret that in order to reach your fitness goals, you must make exercise & healthy eating a daily priority in your life! Find ways to make your new life change consistent! Make an appointment on your calendar, schedule a walk with a friend but daily and consistently… Choose to try!
Track every progress!
Why are store rewards programs so successful? Because nothing drives us like seeing what we’ve already earned!! In our fitness journey, seeing small milestones in front of us is an easy way to strengthen your determination and focus. Get a journal or calendar and simply make an entry every day you work out. There are even some great free apps you can use on your smart phone that will keep a daily journal for you. You don’t have to write a novel, just mark it down and as you look back you will see your journey of progress!
Luke 14:28 says, “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
As you consider building your life of health and wellness, wouldn’t it make sense to prepare what it takes to build it? I challenge you to prepare a plan, realize the cost and GET IN THE GAME!
Angela Carl Buck holds her undergraduate from Liberty University, a Master of Arts from Liberty Theological Seminary, and a MDIV with a concentration in Women’s Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to maintaining her own ministry schedule of singing, missions, and speaking at Ladies retreats and conferences, she currently resides in Westerville, Ohio where she works in ministry and partnership in the Worship and Music department at Genoa, with her husband Pastor Kerry Buck. Angela is also on staff and works as the Connections Director at Genoa Baptist Church. She a leader in fitness and health and the founder of Redefine Ministries. Angela’s passion for fitness and health stems from a lifetime of abusing food and living significantly overweight. Angela found freedom and through that process and is now living a life that has been changed not only physically but internally. She leads others to redefine their own lives, sharing their stories and moving forward in optimum health physically and spiritually. Visit Angela’s website at www.redefinewithangela.com