Thursday, June 19, 2008

B2BBC: Day 2

Follow The Leader

Now that we have our goals in hand, we need to figure out how we're going to get from where we are to where we want to be. It sounds like it could be a daunting task, but there's an effective shortcut we could take as long as we bring some common sense along.

This shortcut is fairly simple: just follow the example of someone who's done the same thing you're trying to do. Find someone who lives the same healthy lifestyle that you're aspiring to integrate into your own life. Learn their story. How did they become healthier? What obstacles did they face? How did they handle those obstacles? The chances are fairly good that if you emulate the changes they made, you could have similar results.

Of course, I'm not saying that if the latest Hollywood creation lost 5 pounds in 7 minutes on the Eggplant and Cupcake Diet that you should send in your $49.99 plus shipping and handling. What I am saying is to look for reputable people with a proven track record and look at their methods with a large dose of common sense. After that, if you can envision yourself following those same steps, then this person might be the role model you've been looking for.

Give yourself some extra points if you know the person in real life, rather than through the internet or some news report. The important thing to remember is that you shouldn't try anything that sounds too good to be true. Consult your doctor if you're not sure. We're trying to enhance your health after all, not hurt it.

1 comment:

Andrew is getting fit said...

And if you can't find someone local go online! :)