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What is holding you back?  

What is holding you back from being the person you want to be? Why haven't you started exercising or eating right yet?

I asked myself similar questions. Why am I slacking off every now and then since my dad passed? It's been three months; it's time to come back to the healthy me!

Since I'm doing this right now, I'd love for you to join in with me so I want you to really think about why you are not or have not been able to stick to the healthy eating plan/diet right now or what excuses you are coming up with to be stagnant. Maybe you don't even have an actual excuse. Maybe you just don't feel like it.

Are you blaming someone else?  

Is it about your husband, wife, the kids, the neighbors, or is it about you? It's always about looking within our self. You are the key to your success. You have to take 100% responsibility for what you are choosing to do or what you are not choosing to do. Remember whether you choose or you don't choose you are still making a choice. That was a hard concept for me to grasp; even not making a choice is making a choice.

What do you think about when you think of working out? Do you think of being in pain, time constraints, kids, obstacles, problems, etc? How about just humoring me and trying this – today when you think about working out or eating healthy, take a few minutes to picture in your mind how you will feel when you reach your goal, how will you look, what will it feel like, what will you be wearing. Do you have a picture of you at a weight you are comfortable with? If you do, get it out. I got mine out last week.

What are others saying to you when you are at your goal?

What are you saying to yourself? Visualize.

The more you can create the picture in your mind and on paper the more likely it is to become a reality.
Visualization is Key!

I learned over various journeys in my lifetime, including this one, visualization is a key component to making it happen. I visualize and use vision boards to plan my life goals. If you haven't created a vision board I would strongly suggest you do. A vision board is a collage of all of your dreams, tangible and intangible.

How you want to look

The attitude you want to have

The body you desire

Positive Words and Quotes

Things you want to accomplish

Places you want to visit

How you want your relationship to be

All the changes you want in your world come to life on a vision board.  

Over the years I've created many vision boards, vision books and other visioning items. I've offered and still offer many workshops on vision boarding because I believe it is such a great tool to plan out our life map, our journey per say. It's how I plan my journey.
An Astonishing Example

When I met my husband I explained to him how much vision boards changed my life and asked him if he wanted to create one with me that upcoming January 1st. Even though I create vision boards throughout the year I figured what better date than the number one day people make resolutions. So we made a wonderful board, filled with wedding pictures, a big cake, words about success, etc. Here's what happened that year. Are you ready for this? The wedding pictures were couples getting married on a beach and the brides were in dresses not my style. We never had any plans on getting married on a beach and I wouldn't wear that style dress. We loved the scenery of the couples getting married on the islands because we wanted to go to an island for our honeymoon. So with that in mind, we cut out four beautiful pictures and put them on each corner. They were just to represent getting married and going to an island for our honeymoon. There was also a big pink cake on the board, and as I said wonderful sayings of abundance, love and prosperity and also a work-related statement as my husband was hoping to get a new job.

That year:  

We got married on an island.

I was in almost the same dress all four brides were wearing.

My husband got a new job.

Oh and here's the key – Be specific – I wanted a pink wedding cake and, instead, because it was the biggest thing on the board, we ended up selling cakes and cookies that year as an added business venture. BE SPECIFIC. Remember, I also ended up wearing the gown.

I am sharing this with you because it's time for me to make a new vision board in reference to how I want to look and feel. I just finished my career board. It was my final project to becoming a Certified Vision Coach but now it's time to do my own board; my life board. At the beginning of the year I created a board for my husband and myself together as a couple, now I'm going to create an individual one to portray my specific goals.

While sharing this journey with you, some of you might know from my writing, I am not always sticking to my routine of healthy eating and exercise since my dad passed and I need to get clear again. This is new to me, not sticking to a routine and being consistent so I have to do what really works for me. I found over the past 25 years, this is the best way for me to get clear. Guess what I'll be doing this week. Creating the 'me' I want to be!

Have a great week. If you are interested in more information about creating vision boards contact me.  

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Member Comments

    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Bonnielb wrote Nov 8, 2011
    • I have never done a vision is something I am really going to look into...thank you so much for your post...very interesting

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      Marion Licchiello wrote Nov 8, 2011
    • You are so welcome.  Let me know if you want to join in when I do my on line workshop.  There is a fee and it’s fun.  Do you have access to a camera or any kind of video chat?  

      Check out my website getmotivatedwithmarion. Email me from there if you’d like.  It’s really a great tool.  It’s helped my life significantly

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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 8, 2011
    • I’ve done vision boards in January the last two years.  Amazing.  One of my goals was to start walking more and so I included a picture of a woman walking a dog..... yes, we got a dog this year and she is motivating me to walk.

      I included lots pictures of kitchens I like. Well, this year I’ve ended up with a different stove for my kitchen, new flooring, new paint and some electrical issues resolved.

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      Marion Licchiello wrote Nov 8, 2011
    • Hooray for you.  I’m so happy.  Thank you for sharing so others can see it really works... we create or reality.

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