Day 5: Friday

Yesterday, we set both long and short term goals.

This is incredibly important when it comes to sticking with good habits like exercise. If we only have a long term goal? Then it takes too long to reach that goal and we get overwhelmed and give up before we get there. If we only have a short term goal? We don’t have the inspiration, the big picture, ahead of us to keep us moving forward. So- the combination of long and short term goals are the most important. If you haven’t taken the time to do these goal setting activities? I truly encourage you to go back and do them. They will help you immensely.

Now, it’s time to create a workable strategy. How are we going to make these goals a reality?

The first thing we need to identify is our stressors.

In the masterclass, I spoke about how environmental, physical and emotional stressors contribute to flare-ups- and that we have to learn how to manage our stressors in order to be able to reduce our flare-ups.

Today’s 3 Actions:

  1. Brainstorm: What are your top three stressors in your life? Let’s identify the top three things that are getting in your way of getting your exercise done.

  2. For each stressor, as yourself: Is it possible to eliminate this stressor from my life?

  3. If the answer is no, then how can you make this stressor more manageable?

Share it with me, or in the facebook page. And when you share- I want you to consider… There is always a way to make something more manageable, even if the dedication is simply “I can breathe more deeply through the moments of stress.”

So get creative, think positively, and decide how you are going to keep these stressors from getting in your way of your goals.

Bonus: If you started abdominal bracing, keep going. Practice it again 1-3 times today, with a 1-30 second hold. And if you are ready to get started, click here to watch the video.

Andrea Wool