Short and Long-Term Goals
The Zone being a lifestyle
requires not only short-term goals, but long-term goals in order to succeed.
To those just starting, the Zone can be viewed as a new beginning.
Losing weight is probably
the number one short-term goal for commencing the Zone lifestyle.
Maybe a special occasion is fast approaching ie a wedding, an important
birthday, or a 10 or 25th year high school graduation. We want to
fit into that slinky black dress or slim black suit and look and feel our
best. We make the effort to start thinking hormonally and we hope
the excess body fat and inches will slowly disappear so that we can be
very proud of our accomplishments.
However, how many times have
you made a New Year’s resolution as the start of a new beginning only to
end up short of your goal because of a negative, self-defeating attitude?
Some negative thoughts are “the Zone is too hard to learn”, “I just cannot
give up pasta”, “I don’t like to exercise”, “I have a sweet tooth” etc.
Conversely, if we accomplish
our short-term goal, reality hits!! We realize that this new lifestyle
is work and that if we wish to maintain our new weight that we will have
to follow the lifestyle for the rest of our lives. Here is where
our long-term goals must come into play.
In order to stick with the
Zone one must start thinking positively regarding the anti-aging proponents
that the Zone can and does offer. Remember Rome was not built
in a day, so lifestyle changes must be made slowly, one step at a time.
Here are some of the long-term results that one can look forward to in
By thinking positively and long-term,
our new image of what we are trying to create becomes a self-fulfilling
prophecy. We truly are “what we eat”.
state of wellness
excellent mental clarity
good strength and stamina
improved sex life
less vulnerability to diseases
If as a being we bring all
four areas of our life into balance ie mental, spiritual, emotional and
physical using food as a drug, we can then accomplish both our short and
long-term goals in the Zone which in turn will provide a healthy foundation
in all aspect of our lives.
As we journey this road called
life, we realize that we are the primary and ultimate causes of our own
sorrow and failure. Paradoxically, this also means that we can be
the cause of our own happiness and success.
Zone is an excellent lifestyle to help one accomplish this by looking and
feeling our best. Remember "Our minds are like a garden. In
a garden weeds continually grow. When we remove the weeds and continue
to plant flowers our lives change".