Today is the Day… and it was.
Making the commitment to live a healthier life… up the exercise and cut the snacks… is easier said than done.
Over the last few months as I have worked my way through a sugar and mostly carb free zone I have learned one very, very important lesson.
Success is all about mental state.
Having the right mental approach makes it happen, makes it easier… makes it doable.
Without a 100% + mental engagement… forget it… the results won’t come.
I have been on diets and played with exercise before… often successfully but never maintainable.
My commitment wasn’t there… not really… I wasn’t unwavering in my belief that I could work and earn the results I craved.
My dedication wasn’t sufficient.
You have to want it, really want it.
My path was full of… ” one day off won’t hurt” … ” I’ll start again tomorrow”… ” an extra one can’t make too much difference”…
I am sure you understand what I mean.
This time I feel differently, my determination is solid and intact… and I am in it for the long haul.
No short term fixes… I must accept that results will take time and require patience.
Slow moves, nothing radical.
I know this is the only way forward, to be where I want to be.
So here’s the thing.
The unshakeable motivation is what will lose those few extra pounds… make the weights feel lighter and the miles feel shorter.
The goals are the prize.
I believe it is the mindset that sheds those unwanted pounds and tightens up those lazy muscles.
Knowing what is best and doing what’s required aren’t necessarily close companions.
Incentives for a lifestyle change can come from a range of sources but I truly believe that a new dress or an approaching event won’t cut it.
That alone won’t get you to the finish line… I know, I have forfeited mid-way many times.
The race must be run for you and by you.
A mind set of steel is what we need. Are you with me?
PS… Remember the quote from my lovely reader…
I look at lost weight like a chicken in the meat department. Each one weighs 4-5 pounds right? So each time I lose 5 pounds, I tell myself I lost a whole hen!!
I’m two hens down…