What is a Commitment?
It is when you are dedicated to a cause or activity. You make a pledge to someone else OR to yourself, a promise or firm decision to do something. It is a willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in.
Most people are very committed to losing weight and getting healthy when they get started on their bariatric journey, but how committed do you feel to your journey right now?
If you want to breath new energy into your commitment for the year ahead, think about these 4 ingredients for a strong commitment.
You can consider them the recipe for breaking through tough barriers and building long-term success.
4 ingredients you must have when making a strong commitment to your health:
- Strong Desire – Ask yourself, how badly do you want it? Do you have a really big WHY; the thing that drives you? Have you re-evaluated your why recently? It’s ok to change your WHY!
- Positive Energy –What is your attitude about healthy food and activities? Is it a “have to” attitude, or an “I get to” attitude? Tweak your messaging to make it more positive.
- Plan of Action - Part of living up to a commitment is having a plan of action and following through. When businesses plan for the year ahead, they evaluate their current situation honestly through something called a SWOT analysis. For personal evaluation, we say SWOP analysis.
Take inventory of your:
- Strengths – What do you do well? What are you proud of?
- Weaknesses – What do you fall for? And what things hook you?
- Opportunities – Where is the low hanging fruit? What can you change easily?
- Problems – What can get in your way, or keep you from your goal? How can you solve that?
- Consistent Effort – It’s riding your bike on flat ground, or giving a moderate, steady effort all the time, rather than climbing and coasting. Going up and down hills is exhausting, you will wear out over time. Commit to manageable work each day -- to keep your bike wheels turning.
Make UNJURY® Protein part of your commitment in 2022.