We started back to school last week and I have to admit that I wasn’t quite ready for summer to end. And you can probably tell from the terribly excited look on my two youngest son’s faces that they were not jumping up and down either!
I have enjoyed watching the garden growing, seeing the kids swimming, visiting good friends, and hanging out doing nothing all summer long.
On a side note, here is one of our watermelons I grew. It was small but tasty! Sadly some bugs got several of ours before I could pick the melons. That’s the downside of organic gardening I suppose.
These are just a few of our tomatoes that I grew this year. I planted 16 plants, which my son told me was too many, but I didn’t listen.
Enough of gardening!
A lot of people treat summer as a time to take a small break from their weight loss efforts or just slack off a bit when it comes to tracking their food, exercising, or eating right. I know I used to do that. After all, summer was for fun and losing weight was work.
No matter what attitude you have about summer and weight loss, the coming of fall is a good time to set some new goals for yourself and recommit to shedding excess pounds and getting more fit.
Let’s call it a Reset.
I like the term reset because it is a positive term. When I do weight loss coaching, we often talk about a reset week or sometimes a reset month. The value of resetting your weight loss and fitness goals is twofold.
First, you have a chance to reevaluate what was working and not working with your weight loss efforts and secondly, you have a chance to start fresh or add new goals into your weight loss plan. It’s kinda like hitting the reset button on your computer. It starts fresh but doesn’t lose your files in the process. (Well, that’s the general idea anyway.)
When you think about resetting your weight loss efforts, here are a few things to consider:
- What has worked for you in the past but doesn’t feel as effective now?
- Have you been diligent with your exercise plans?
- Do you feel as though you need to reset your commitment to eating a more natural diet?
- Is there an area of your weight loss plan that you have been slacking on?
I had to “reset” my mind and my actions a few different times during my final weight loss efforts. Resetting worked for me because I used that time as a way to recommit to my plan and reaffirm that I was worth all the effort it took to lose weight. Because after all, weight loss is hard work!
Have you ever done a “reset” of your goals or “reset” your weight loss efforts? Does it work? Diane