Are you living in a state of procrastination when it comes to your health and wellness? Whether you want to lose weight, eat better, exercise or become a triathlete the time to start is now. You are the director of your destiny. There is great power and responsibility in that. So, what are you waiting for?

Goal setting is tricky, and accomplishing a major goal is not easy. It takes effort, time, motivation and a great plan of action to make a dream come true. You have had a your habits for many years, maybe even decades. Don’t expect an overnight miracle. Change happens with consistent mindful effort. Lasting change takes a special approach that requires patience and courage. Your health is your greatest asset, without good health, life is a struggle much greater than any goal you could set your sights on.

First, take a good look at where you are in relationship to your goal. To set yourself up for success, be completely honest with yourself about what is stopping you from progress. Take a good look at your life. What habits do you have now that are not serving you anymore? It’s time to let go of those things that are weighing you down. For example, if you find yourself eating in front of the TV at night and your goal is weight loss, maybe it is time to turn off the TV a few nights per week (or more) and have a new evening habit that keeps you busy like reading, knitting or walking. It may sound too simple, but if you spend 2+ hours a night on the couch watching TV, you are losing 14 hours per week to an electric box! What if you spent that 770 hours per year developing the person you want to be? Your time is far more valuable than that!

Next, any negative internal dialogue needs to go, and be replaced with positive action. Positive thinking is powerful and it is the only path to positive results. Remember this: you are what you think you are and what you think you are not. So, if you keep saying “I’m fat”, let that habit GO. Start looking at your body as the beautiful amazing gift that it is. Many people in the world are paralyzed, I’d bet a good percentage of them would give anything to be able to take a stroll in the evening on their own two legs. If you have the incredible gift of movement, use it.

As you progress toward your goal you will hit obstacles. Again, it took a while to get where you are, and that wasn’t easy either! This is the time to look at how far you have come, pull up your boot straps and push forward. Nothing worth having comes easy. Old habits die hard and change takes a repeated effort. Keep chipping away at that old you and before you know it you will start to reveal the masterpiece that you are. Sometimes it takes setback to see the whole picture in all its beauty. But don’t you give up!


Now, lets get to the plan:


Write the goal(s) you hope to accomplish within a four-week block. Be specific!


Rate each goal according to difficulty, importance, the extent to which you have the skills and resources to accomplish it.


Write an action commitment for each goal.


Share you goals and actions with a friend and, send a weekly progress report to your friend via email or text. Realize small steps are still progress!


So…what are you waiting for?



Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Monday 6/23/14


5:30AM Womens only Sunrise class – Coach Briana – Get er done… Full body + Cardio!


5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Allen


6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Michelle – TRX Cardio Crash


7:10AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Briana – Get er done… Full body + Cardio!


8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Michelle – TRX Cardio Crash


9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Briana – Get er done… Full body + Cardio!


11:30PM Cytosport Boot camp Lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) Get er done… Full body + Cardio Lite!


9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Briana – Get er done… Full body + Cardio!


4PM Cytosport Yoga Benicia – Coach Michelle D. (private class)