Sprint to Success
By Meggan Larson
I’ve always liked sprinting more than long distance running. I just never understood why people would CHOOSE to continue running for extended periods of time. I liked to get to my destination quickly. There’s a case to be made for both of course because we all know that slow and steady wins the race, but spending a short time intensely focused on something can be a recipe for success as well.
Here’s what I mean…
I recently gave up dairy as I wrote about a few weeks ago. When I initially gave it up I just wanted to see if it would have any effect on my body. It seemed to have a positive effect right away as I dropped several pounds immediately. Then, of course, it stalled out because that happens and sometimes that can be discouraging. That’s why I decided to stay super focused for the next 6 weeks and reevaluate what I’m doing on May 1st.
I find this is a great way to stay on track for short bursts and not get too overwhelmed at the idea of doing something for the rest of my life. I don’t mind giving up dairy for a while but the thought of never eating cheesecake again is a bit much. I know that I can do it for 6 weeks though so that’s what I’m committing to and then like I said, I’ll reevaluate.
Sometimes we just need to give ourselves a little time limit on what we’re doing. It’s much easier to stick to it for the long haul if subconsciously you know you can stop after a little way. It’s weird the way our minds work but I find it much harder to commit to something for the next 60 years versus the next 6 weeks. I’ll do a little sprint (commit), slow down (reevaluate), and pick up the pace again (adjust and continue). This is a great way to determine what’s working and what’s not and changing things that need to be changed.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!