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There is No "Trying" in Weight Loss!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I've always been one on motivational articles. I love to read articles on people overcoming odds to win and at work I have the posters on achievement, goals, etc. One particular article I've read that has stuck with me is not using the word "TRY". If you use try you are setting yourself up for a big NO.

If you tell someone "I'll try to be there", you are basically telling them you won't. If you say you'll "try to have a report done by 3:00 p.m." - it'll be done the next day. Trying isn't doing, trying is procrastinating.

Today I was laying out my plan for the next week, eating and exercising. And I used I WILL exercise daily, I WILL eat more vegetables, I CAN succeed. I MUST make these changes.

If I want to be healthier and happier there can be no "trying" in my weight loss journey. Only DOING! So please join me - take that 3 letter word of try out of your vocabulary and use another, stronger 3 letter word - CAN!

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  • 150-N-2011
    I love this blog and you are sooo right, from now on instead of saying "I'll try" it is "I WILL" and I know that the right mindset WILL help me to succeed! Thank you, love this blog!!! emoticon
    3418 days ago
  • CINDYMCD1
    Love the blog! You are so right! We can do this and we will!
    3474 days ago
  • MOMTORISSA
    You will do it!!! You can, you will!!
    3475 days ago
  • APRILLSCOTT
    You hit the hammer on the nail hard girl! I will take that word out of my vocabulary today also and add emoticon ! This was a wonderful blog! I love your attitude and enthusiasm! Keep on Keepin on my friend we will do it! emoticon emoticon
    3476 days ago
  • GOHUSKERS2
    I applaud your enthusiasm. And I'll "try" not to use that word! emoticon
    3477 days ago
  • TIGGERIFFIC123
    As Yoda would say " Do, or Do NOT, There is NO try"

    I have thought of this often through out this journey to health and wellness and you are so very right! Thanks for sharing.

    Rhonda


    3477 days ago
  • ERMYLIFE
    Great blog. Try just does not have the power of saying you will do it. I will join you in this I have been "trying" to do my exercise last week and this week I need to do it. emoticon
    3477 days ago
  • ABLUEBIRD
    While I agree with IMREITE, I also like your thinking and I'm going to plan out my exercise and such for the next week. I haven't been doing this, even though I should have been.
    3477 days ago
  • KARENBROWN6
    Hi
    You are absolutely right about 'try' being a cop-out.
    You CAN join the C25K Challenge and we will succeed in it together! emoticon
    3477 days ago
  • IMREITE
    to me try means make an honest attempt. i don't say try unless i am actually planning on doing something and have a plan to finish it.trying means at least attempting. i am surrounded by people that don't even attempt.

    I have been at a plateau and started to redo some plans and follow them better.
    3478 days ago
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