Essentials for a Personal Transformation

Feeling stuck or frustrated with life? Might be time for a personal transformation.

Lately, I’ve been having this feeling of being stuck in my health journey!  Which you may think is weird coming from someone who has been in the health and wellness space for over 10 years!  But the reality is, I haven’t made any significant progress as it relates to my own body composition, and in fact have put on a few pounds over the last year or two. Sure I know I live a pretty healthy lifestyle, but I also know that I’m not where I want to be or know where I COULD be!

So yes, I have been feeling stuck and frustrated…maybe you have too?

About a week ago, I had to take a good hard look at where I was, evaluate where I wanted to be, then figure out what I needed to change to get me to what I knew was possible! I had to go through a thought process and wanted to share it with you in case you are in need of making any type personal transformation as well! I know from experience, making a meaningful change is both exciting and distressing. Our brains are wired to make change uncomfortable and more challenging than it needs to be. Focusing on the most important aspects of personal change can make the process smoother and easier. The odds of success are greatly enhanced, too.

Include these essentials in your personal transformation process:

1. Decide.

Making a true decision might be the most powerful thing you can do. A true decision cuts off all other possibilities. Most of us fail to truly decide. We make weak decisions and fail to stick with them. The constant vacillation between multiple options is worse than making no decision at all. For me, I needed to decide on a specific plan for my nutrition.  I had completely been wavering in this area and I knew it was impacting my results…or lack thereof!

a. Narrow down your options to just a couple of choices and then pick one. After the careful consideration you’ve done in the narrowing process, one choice is probably as good as another when you only have a couple of options left. Picking a sub optimal choice is also better than failing to make a choice.

2. Create a deadline.

Have you ever noticed how projects expand to fill the allotted time? If your boss gave you two weeks to complete a project, you’d probably be scrambling at the last minute to get it done.
a. Choose a deadline that’s reasonable, not too stressful for you, but still aggressive. You can get more accomplished than you realize.
b. The lack of a timetable ensures the transformation process will take much longer than necessary.

3. Have an exciting vision.

Ensure that you have a clear picture of how your personal transformation will positively impact your life. If that vision doesn’t fill you with excitement, you’re going to need a new vision for your future. Making a big change is challenging. Without a compelling expected future, it will be hard to persevere.

4. Address your limiting beliefs.

Limiting beliefs don’t directly limit your ability to transform. However, they can severely limit your ability to take action. If don’t believe you can succeed, you’ll never complete the hard work required to see a transformation.

a. Make a list of all the beliefs you have about yourself and the world that could be limiting your progress. Address each of them one by one. Make a list of counterexamples to that belief. What is the disadvantage of continuing to accept that belief? What new belief could you install in its place? This is something that I also learned from using The Rise Up Planner!
b. It’s challenging to find and eliminate all the limiting beliefs you hold, but doing so guarantees your ultimate success.
c. Consider any experiences in your past that fill you with a sense of failure. These memories can often hold clues to your limiting beliefs.

5. Measure your progress.

Any significant transformation will take time. Weight is lost a little at a time. Skills are gained over time. Develop a way to track your progress and review it regularly. Seeing progress is motivating. It also lets you know where you stand. Enjoy your results and permit it to increase your enthusiasm.

6. Get Accountable!

Accountability is truly what will make you or break you in your transformation journey!  In times that I have been accountable to someone, I’ve seen the greatest success.  It can be a success partner, a group, your spouse/partner, a coach or trainer.  Checking in with someone will make you more likely to do whatever it is that you said you wanted to do and get you to your goals faster than not having accountability!

Making a successful personal transformation is one of the quickest ways to positively change your life. 

Create a compelling future and be determined that you’ll reach it by your deadline. Work on your limiting beliefs. They are the greatest impediment to your ability to change. Finally, measure your progress along your journey. The feedback and motivation it provides are invaluable.

I have made the decision to go ALL IN on one of our popular nutrition programs. Deadlines for for reaching my health goal have been set!  I’ve also worked through my limiting beliefs and have a vision of what this transformation will do for my life!  By using my tracker everyday, taking progress pictures and measurements, my transformation will be measured! Finally, I have awesome accountability with fellow members of my team and believe in myself!  But guess what, I believe in YOU  too and know you can do anything you set your mind to!

If you’d like help getting started on your own personal health transformation or would just like some extra accountability, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  You can get info on working with me as your coach at www.getfitwithtami.com or check out my free resources at www.virtualhealthstudio.com

All my best,