Thursday, January 23, 2014
Most people I've talked with, including myself, have tried many diets in the past. In many cases, they were quite successful in losing weight, but either quit before reaching their goal, or reached their goal, but didn't maintain the weight loss. I've heard so many excuses, and when you hear them, most of them sound legitimate, but are they? If you are 100% committed to losing weight and keeping it off, no excuse should keep you from that. So, today, I challenge you to make a list of the reasons you quit a diet, didn't keep the weight off, ate something you knew wasn't going to help you achieve your goal, or skipped a workout. With rare exceptions (serious personal illness, pregnancy, disease, etc), these are all excuses (yes, even the tough ones like having a relative die or losing a job - it is still possible to eat healthy and lose weight during stressful times). Now review the list of excuses you wrote down and make a commitment today to never let those hold you back again. And, recognize, in the future, when something that has the potential to derail your efforts is just an excuse, and take steps to avoid using it as one. We are all responsible for our thoughts, habits, actions, and beliefs. We can choose how we respond to situations and whether we will do/eat what will help us reach our goals. So, take charge of those excuses and move forward on your journey without them.
All the best,