Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Everyday I see stories of people struggling. I see stories of people who are not motivated and who feel like they are failing. I see stories where people are tired and ready to quit.....DON'T! We can do it!
Take it slowly...small changes stick better than big life changes. and small changes add up...stop drinking soda and you can lose up to 35 pounds in one year. Something so simple as not drinking a pepsi and some of us could lose all the weight we needed to lose in just 1 year. Now add in just a small bit of exercise and see what happens!
People tend to make drastic changes...on a Monday no less...asking for trouble on that one. But they make changes that are so out of the ordinary that after a week or so they can't keep it up. So make small changes. Take small steps. We don't have to conquer the world in a month...
Also remember that every pound, every single pound is a victory! Even if you lose 1 pound in a month that is still one pound less than last month...so celebrate the small victories. Celebrating the small victories is more likely to keep you working on small changes. You have the right to take it slow as long as you keep going! The turtle beat the hare by being slow but steady...so be the turtle!!
I just wanted to say this to remind myself that it doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't happen in a day. It doesn't even happen in a week. But it will happen if I am faithful, committed, and dedicated to myself and my right to be happy!
God bless each one of you on your health and happiness journey!!!