Just as it’s very common for most people to not achieve their New Year’s resolutions, the same can be said about weight loss goals. Time and time again folks start out with an intention to shed those excess pounds, but somewhere along the way they get thrown off course and end up right back where they started. Worse yet, sometimes they end up a bit heavier than before and that’s where frustration and depression can set in.
One reason why this happens is because resolutions and other similar commitments are often empty promises. They are usually spur of the moment thoughts that pop into the head and sound really good at the time, however once the actual work needs to happen the person realizes what it’s going to take to achieve this goal. Instead of making the necessary changes in order to be successful, most simply elect to go right back to their old routines.
Your Ah Ha Weight Loss Moment
Sure these individuals probably would like to achieve their goals, unfortunately in their eyes these goals don’t appear to be immediate priorities. If they were, they would be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish them.
It usually takes a specific moment to be the triggering instance where all motivation is drawn from. The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back when the person finally declares they’ve had enough being overweight or obese. That’s the ‘Ah Ha’ moment where this individual realizes that definite changes need to be made and consistently adhered to in order to shed those excess pounds.
Have you had your weight loss ‘Ah Ha’ moment yet? If so, that means you are actually motivated to stick with the process longer than a few days.
The thing with losing weight is that accomplishing this goal will take time. You can’t eat healthy for a couple days, run two miles, and instantly lose 30 pounds. That would be wonderful but it just doesn’t work that way.
However what you can expect is if you stick with daily healthy nutrition in appropriate portion sizes and exercise 3-5 days each week, you will be able to lose about 1-2 pounds per week.
Before you think “that’s all?!?”, let’s look at the bigger picture. With 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week that works out to be about 4-8 pounds in one month or better yet, 24-48 pounds in 6 months. Now that’s a substantial amount of weight that can potentially be taken off your body in only a half a year’s time. And all that weight loss from only 1-2 pounds per week!
But you have to start somewhere. If you’ve had your Ah Ha moment, maybe right now as you’re reading this, then it’s time to start working on improving your daily nutrition, focusing on your portion size at all meals, and the exercise regiment you plan on doing.
Remember it will take time and commitment to reach your goal but it is entirely feasible to shed around 50 pounds in 6 months time, or even 100 pounds in a year.
How does that sound to be 100 pounds lighter this day next year? It’s all on your shoulders, it just depends on how bad you really want it. Hopefully the light turned on in your heard and you said Ah Ha!
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