In August I spoke to a huge audience. It was so fun!
Viewing the footage afterward, I was quite disappointed in how I looked, even as I had been very committed to looking the part and feeling good… and so I – you guessed it – made a NEW Promise.
Since August, half a year now, I have lost a great deal of fat, gained muscle, feel and look quite different to those who haven’t seen me in a while.
Making new promises such as waking up earlier (between 4-5 AM), hitting the gym every single day, eating a certain way, sleeping more by going to bed earlier, drinking tons of water – all of the good things we are supposed to do I am doing quite religiously. And it’s working. It is the ultimate Health Promise for myself.
And yet, even in the success we can find ourselves needing to shake things up once in a while.
Today was one of those days for me. Sun shining, snow on the ground, something of a rare open Saturday on the family schedule, I went for a new kind of workout: A HIKE up to the mountains! (actually, my favorite thing)
I shared some thoughts about Changing It Up on the video included here, even when that which we are committed to is working, that we need to Promise ourselves that during the best of times, systems and processes, it is important for our own clarity and joy to change things up within that which works.
This video is of my thoughts regarding that, and don’t mind the heavy breathing as I hike.
I call it: How to BE Healthier! Grammatical fun.
I didn’t realize I would be going for 5 miles, as I intended only to go a mile up and a mile back. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised, after filming the video, that my body wanted to just keep going. To the TOP of the mountain! What a view. It was unexpected and wonderful.
5 miles and nearly 1,000 cals burned later, mud mixed with snowy shoes, a face in the sun and a heart full of joy, I returned to my car exhilarated by the choice to change things up this day.
I Promise to do more of that. The Promise to change it up for the good, better, or best. It all counts, it all matters, and you can join me today!
How are you going to change it up to keep the excitement of your promises this week?
~ Jason Hewlett
Husband, Father, Writer, Hiker, Coach
- Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Promise Legacy Coach
- World’s First & Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to teach the Power of Keeping Your Promise
- Author of “The Promise To The One”