Going for change is great! What I see when most people decide to activate a new plan and are trying to “lose weight”, is that we put a timeline on it.
“I will weigh _______ by ________ (usually unrealistic) and THEN I’ll be happy!”
So one begins and all is going well. Often times there are many spinning plates. He/she runs to and fro to keep them all spinning because the clock is ticking. “I have to undo this situation quickly!”
Exhaustion sets in. The novelty wears off.
Then plates quit spinning and some start dropping. In 2-4-6-12 weeks, the mindset is wrecked and the mission is over. Repeat.
We start out too fast, trying to run a marathon in sprint form and time. Can you really expect to drive from NYC to LA in half a day?
Instead, focus on a slow start and lay a firm foundation. Be realistic. Minimize stress. Get to know you as you were created to be and reshape your habits systematically, one at a time.
Then it is doable. You’ll be making progress with positive motives for the long haul rather than trying to wave a wand to make the past choices disappear.
Change takes time and consistency. Change takes a positive, forward-focused mindset. Anyone can make the scale move. Lasting “weight loss” happens from the inside out, as a result of setting up new mindsets and patterns that work for you.
Work on being a consistent spinner of just ONE plate. Then you’ll get there in due time.
NYC and LA are 2789 miles apart!
-To your wellness,