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Belinda is Back Moving and feeling great!

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“My chronic pain started as a 17 year old when I was playing competitive netball and I got to the point where I heard constant clicking and limping and I couldn’t keep going. From there I slowly stopped doing all activities including horse riding, golf, all falling by the wayside. After having kids, the hip pain got a lot worse and started spreading to my knees and back leaving me with severely restricted movement and constant pain. I was at the point where I stayed home, less activity and putting on weight. I started pilates and being doing it for 10 years, wishing for something else to give me more movement and less pain, but no one could give me the answers. Pilates was good but wasn’t enough to get me back to normal daily activities like walking my boys to school.

I wish I could find a professional who knew what they were talking about.

I found myself at Tailored Health as recommended by a new GP and this was one of those GO past GO moments, collect your $200 and don’t look back. I started the 30 day Back Moving challenge. I was surprised how quickly my pain started to reduce as I had been given exercises that worked directly on my source of pain which has allowed me to get back moving pain free. I now walk my boys to school which was my initial goal and I play kick to kick with the football all without fear of re-injuring myself. I feel stronger and I can lift stuff! I relocated a plant the other day and my husband was in shock because I did it all alone without any discomfort. My headspace is a lot clearer and I am now looking forward to getting back to the activities that I gave up 20 years ago. I actually feel euphoric when leaving group exercise class- puts a skip in my step and smile on my face. And the beauty of the group exercises and appointments is the accountability to come each week, it keeps me on track even when there are setbacks and I have a small flare up, I always leave with a smile.”

Volume 4

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driving

Where are you driving?

Do you know the destination?

Do you need to know the destination to achieve success?

Let’s take a closer look. If I asked you to drive to Brisbane (from Melbourne), how would you do it? Look at a map, pack some supplies, fill up the petrol tank, let your friends and family know you’re going on a journey? Even if you didn’t know the exact name of all the roads, would you be able to make a start in the right direction? Could you then work out the specifics of your journey as you go? This is exactly how your long term health goals work. Always start out with the destination in mind, not just the intended plan for the next day.

It doesn’t matter if you are unsure of exactly how you’ll get to your long term goal. In fact this is a good thing as it requires you to get creative with your thinking and apply some action. Who can help? What do I need? Who do I need to be? For example, at Tailored Health do you think I know exactly how I’m going to empower people on 1,000,000 occasions by 2025? The answer is “No” or “Not yet!” However, having this ambitious long term goal helps motivate me to get out of bed every morning and take actions NOW in the right direction. What would be a big goal that would do the same for you? This goal could be in any area of your life and would ideally be something that you’re passionate about. If you aren’t passionate about your goal please keep re-writing your goal until you find that it motivates you and you can answer why you are doing it.

The difference between dreams and goals in my opinion, is that a goal is written down with actionable steps in place whereas a dream is exactly that, all still in your head. We know that writing down goals will ensure you are 42% more likely to achieve them compared to those who don’t as Dr. Gail Matthews, psychology professor, discovered in her research (link below).

Let’s take a look at the alternative. If I asked you to jump in your car RIGHT NOW and drive, what would you do? Where would you go? How would you know if you were on the right track? Are you making progress or are you going in circles driving past the same location for the tenth time. Are you living “ground hog” day?

It’s always possible to work backwards from a goal set in the future and take repeated actions towards the goal, day in and day out. No matter how big or distant. However, it would only be by complete chance if you were to take a step in the right direction towards a “dream” of yours. Even then, it would be easy for you to drift off track back towards where you started or worse, further away from where you started!

I know which situation I’d rather. What about you? What are your big goals?

Feel free to let me know what you think about this post and if you would like to get more help to create big health goals or to break down your big health goals into bite size chunks contact me on ben@tailoredhealth.com.au or comment on this blog.

Link: http://www.dominican.edu/dominicannews/study-highlights-strategies-for-achieving-goals