Can I just give this piece of advice to anyone who’s looking to lose weight?
Be kind to yourself!
This weight loss journey is HARD. If it was easy there wouldn’t be anyone overweight. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes determination.
You won’t always get it right. Every day brings new temptations to frustrate and derail you. Friends will invite you out. There will be parties, celebrations. Enjoy them. Then get back to the grind the next day.
You won’t always get it right. But if you get it right more days than you don’t, then you will get where you want to be.
Stop beating yourself up. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. One bad day will not derail you. Unless you let it. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on that horse. One binge is not the end of your story. One donut, one cookie, one piece of cake will not undo all the success you have had so far. Unless you allow it to.
People have a habit of saying “I’ll believe it when I see it.”
Believe it and then you will see it. It’s all about MINDSET. If you go in there not really believing you can do it, then at your first slip up you will throw in the towel. Out will come the excuses. “I knew I wasn’t strong enough.”
But if you go in with determination, with belief, with a will to win, you will see that first slip up for all it is. A slip up. You won’t use it as an excuse to quit.
Change your mind, change your life.
Never quit. Whatever you have started, keep pushing forward.
If you stumble, catch your footing and keep going.
If you fall, pick yourself up and keep going.
If you have to crawl, keep going. Any progress, no matter how minimal, is better than just giving up.
You started this because you cared enough about yourself to get on this road. Now care enough about yourself to carry on the journey. No matter how arduous it becomes.
One day you will be so grateful to yourself that you didn’t stop.
Until you reach that day… Keep. Going.