getting healthy and setting your goal

Getting Healthy Isn’t A Goal It’s A Lifestyle

Well we are early into another New Year, what’s your goal this year?This makes me alive for 40 rotations around the sun.

Did you set a goal to get in the best shape of your life in 2016? Congratulations! With that said though, if this isn’t the first time you made this particular New Years resolution then we need to take a look at why that is.

It’s a vicious cycle that occurs every year. I am speaking about getting in shape and becoming a healthier human being.

I believe the main reason why so many people fail to achieve their health goals long term is because they never changed their perspective on life.

Getting healthy isn’t about setting achievable goals really. Getting healthy is about making a life altering decision that reaches past setting goals. It’s a way of life. Everyday is a new chance to make a new healthier decision.

This process of making healthy decisions should follow you for the rest of your life. So if you where to set a health goal, then it would be to be healthy for the rest of your life.

In this way, you will not achieve this goal until the day you pass from this life.

The problem with this idea is people want to see results fast in life. The results you see from living a healthy lifestyle will be the little things. Like bending down to pick up a pencil. Not grunting when going from sitting to standing. Walking up a flight of stairs with ease.

Smiling more often because you just feel good inside and out…

Because people make such surface level goals when it comes to their health. Within months sometimes weeks and even days these same people are back to their old habits in life.

Becoming healthier means that you make a clear decision to live your life differently than you have in the past. If you make that decision you can never look back again because the old you is dead.

Have you set any goals for the New Year? If so I would love to hear about it. Sometimes when you talk about the goals you set in a public environment it helps to keep you accountable to yourself.

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Larry Rivera

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6 thoughts on “Getting Healthy Isn’t A Goal It’s A Lifestyle”

  1. Hey Larry,

    This is exactly what I did, and teach others to do.

    We can change our behaviors as much as we’d like – but until we shift our perspective on ourselves, life, etc – everything will always be superficial.

    As soon as things get stressful, the “real” us always comes to the surface. This is when we fail because we didn’t change the cause.

    The Law of Cause and Effect is simple. Change the former, the latter will follow along naturally.

    Great message here. I hope those who’ve set weight loss goals get to read this. I’ll make it a point to share 🙂

  2. Hey Larry,

    Getting into the best shape of my life has never been a goal but the one that sticks with me is I never want to be overweight. I know the older we get the harder it will be and I’ve been to too many high school reunions and wonder what the heck happened to my classmates. My goodness, it’s just sad how much they’ve let themselves go.

    I had to change the way I do things some time back myself. I watch what I eat and I do the best I can every single day. They are changes we have to make it we want to live a better life. So for those who do nothing but complain, I hope they’ll grasp what you’re trying to say here.

    I have goals I’ve set for my business but the rest is to just keep going on the path I’m on. Keep being a better me and just being there for my family and friends.

    Happy New Year to you and I wish you all the best life has to offer.

    ~Adrienne

    1. Hi Adrienne, I run into some of old classmates from time to time and also wonder what happened? I suppose sometimes life gets so hectic people forget to love themselves… BTW your new blog layout looks great!

  3. Hey Larry,

    Since you visited my page you know I mentioned a couple of things there as it relates to health. One thing I’m close to achieving, that being to walk close to 20K steps every day. The rest… well, it seems that the increase in steps has thrown everything else off some and, being diabetic and someone with sleep issues, that hasn’t boded all that well at the moment.

    I figure it’s baby steps, finding ways of regulating what’s going on and paying more attention to what my body’s telling me when it’s telling me things.

    As for it being more of a lifestyle than a goal… well, I think the goal is important because no one even starts to change anything without making it a goal first. After that, the skies the limit.

    1. Hi Mitch, thanks for stopping by 🙂

      That’s awesome I agree it’s true creating small achievable goals are important. With that said, your well being has three parts. Your Mind, Body And Spirit. It’s impossible to achieve your goals unless your mind body and spirit support whatever goal it happens to be.

      On a side note, have you considered maybe doing something like Taichi or Qigong?

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