You Can Always Get What you Want

When the Rolling Stones sang, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” they weren’t talking about 8WW.

Before new patients participate in 8WW we ask them to write down five health goals they would like to work for and achieve.  This is an important part of the program.  You have to have a reason why, written down, and easy to remind yourself, during those hot, hour long, high intensity interval workouts, coming your way within a few short weeks.

These health goals vary from patient to patient…

 “I want to reduce or stop taking my blood pressure medication.”

“I want to lose 20 pounds.”

“I want to be able to run an entire 5k.”

“I want to wear the same dress size I wore five years ago.”

Next to each item write down the reason why you want this for yourself.  It’s not just about losing 20 pounds, but how that will change your life.  Will it bring you more energy to keep up with your kids or grand kids?  Or is it to reduce and prevent diseases that run in your family, from heart disease to cancer?

When you know what you want and why you want it, each workout is just a step closer to reaching your goal and improving the quality of your life.

If you’re ready to start working towards your goals, we welcome you to join our upcoming wellness talk, on Wednesday July 31st at 6:15pm.  Give us a call, and we’ll save you a front row seat!

Daysha’s Thoughts: Pre 8ww Program

Red Balance BallAs I head into the 8WW program, I am both excited and nervous. I am excited because I know that I am going to learn great new things about a balanced diet, self-control, reading food labels, important facts about supplements, and so much more. I know that as I progress into wellness, I will be more energized, wake up every day with more energy and excitement, and lose those few extra pounds I’ve been carrying since college. I know that planning ahead will be a big challenge for me. From planning my meals to scheduling my workouts, I have to be on top of it all the whole time. It’s easy to be lazy on a Sunday afternoon instead of planning my meals for the week. And I’m such a social butterfly, it’s hard to go to bed early and get a workout in before work. This program will be a lot about positive discipline and test of self-control as I begin this adventure. I am excited to boost my energy, get physically stronger, and make daily decisions to see the world in a positive light. It’s going to be a great 8 weeks.