Living in the now – even with long-term goals on the horizon

Twist Me Toned - Tannis Miller
Twist Me Toned – Tannis Miller

So much of the time (and I haven’t decided if it’s something that’s ingrained in us as humans, or an awful trait we’ve acquired), we are so adherent to focusing on what’s to come, we forget to revel in the moment.
In today’s world, I can’t help but notice all these sweet gems life has to offer go uncherished as our narrow focus gravitates toward to-do lists, synced calendars, and a plethora of looming tasks.
When did stopping to smell the roses become a mere poetic cliché? Has modern life truly become so unruly that we need exotic vacations booked to keep us hanging on, or have we simply forgotten how to soak up the “now”?
Twist Me Toned is about lifestyle in every sense of word, but in this case I want to really zero in on how fitness aspirations are completely relevant to savouring the moment. In terms of importance, long-term goals are of course at the top of the list, but we mustn’t forget how important each day in our lives is.
It is so easy to focus on the fact you want to lose 20 lb. that it can almost be impossible to do when you’ve set your sights on it and it’s all you’re looking at. In order to hit the big winnings, you have to slowly earn those nickels and dimes. I’m talking about focusing on the positives in your daily life and trying just a little bit harder to enjoy every step of the way.
Don’t wish your life away and fantasize about where you will be in three months or a year. Enjoy the now. Enjoy each workout and the feelings they bring you throughout, and when you’re finished. Enjoy your time with friends on your downtime and the support they give you for what’s challenging you.
Enjoy your meals and cook with pizazz! Look up new recipes, try new foods and spices; get creative with your inner chef! And maybe even most importantly of all, depending on how you look at it, enjoy your rest days and notice those small results.
These are all of your rewards – not just the big one. I challenge you to live just a little bit longer in the present moment, and stop yourself when you start to wish your days would pass you by just so you can be a little closer to something you think would be better.
Seek to see more of the fun in things and love what you do, because if you enjoy the process, the results will come anyway.

At Twistmetoned.com, Tannis and business partner Ainsley McSorley are your partners in success. With their unique online training system, they help women of all ages worldwide develop healthy body image, and the fitness and nutrition knowledge to shape their bodies and reach their highest fitness goals. Members receive monthly workouts and grocery lists, and can track their progress with progress trackers, activity calendars, and personal progress photo albums. The interactive messaging board and the ability to connect with Tannis and Ainsley on a regular basis keep motivation high and results soaring. Staying on track has never been easier!

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