I had a bit of an "AHA!" moment today! Now I feel like I need to post this right away.
Today, my sister and I were talking about the steps I'm going to take on my way to a healthier life this year. I started listing the individual nutritional steps and individual activity steps that I'm planning to do two weeks at a time. Her immediate instinct was to take it all and change everything right away. (She is doing some of these steps with me.)
SPOILER ALERT - my next #twoweeksgoal is removing any kind of soft drink and artificial sweeteners (excepts for Stevia) - post coming soon.
My sister was on her way out and was going to pick up Pad Thai with Diet Coke and then she second guessed herself. I had to remind her that we are not there yet.
This had me thinking that every time we have an idea, we are jumping all the way in, all the steps - all at the same time. This has had a 0% success rate. I'm not saying that i'm not all in - I am. I'm saying one step at a time.
We learn to do everything one step at a time and I don't think this is any different. I'm (we're - if you're joining me!) learning how to treat my body properly. This isn't different than anything else I've learned.
For instance - learning to read. Step 1 - learn your ABC's. Step 2 - learn to recognise what the ABC's look like. Step 3 - learn to pronounce the sounds the letter make. Step 4 - learn to read small words. Step 5 - learn to read small sentences. Step 6 - learn to read small books. Step 7 you're reading. (I'm probably over simplifying this - it's been a while since I have learned to read! - But you get the idea)
It would make sense that if you have an eventual goal you would just start right now. My point is this will be a forever thing, so if it takes me 12 months to get all the goals in and I stick to them, it would be way more beneficial in the long run then to take it all on and fail. Baby steps.