The Reality of Weight Lost
Losing weight is not an easy thing to do, unless you get some sort of disease. But then that wouldn’t be healthy. Isn’t the whole point of losing weight to eventually be healthy? It is for me at least. The sooner you realize that losing weight is going to be hard, the better off you will be with your weight lost goal.
I see time and time again, people wanting to lose 50 lbs in a month, or 10 lbs in a week. That’s just not realistic. While it can be done and has been done by many, even more have failed at it. The best way to approach losing weight is to look at it like a reward to your healthy living choices. Instead of having a ridiculous goal of losing 8 lbs in a week, why not just have the goal of eating 4 healthy meals a week and incorporating 3 sessions of physical activity. That way , whatever weight you lost will just be a benefit from your newly adapted healthy choices.
Or, take for example last night. I decided to go for a run before plopping down to watch the hyped up, long over do season premier of Lost on ABC. More on that some other time. So I am out running, it’s dark, cold, and scary. The path I took is near a few lakes and in Florida you never know if a gator or a water moccasin is going to attack you. The first few minutes felt good, keep in mind I haven’t run for a few weeks since I have been biking instead. I felt a little soreness as I continued running. Once I reached the halfway point, I stopped and walked for 3 or 4 minutes. I was contemplating walking back the whole way, but that would have taken way too long. So I mustered up the strength and jogged back home in pain. Not real pain, just fighting through the desire to stop sorta pain. What did I do? Instead of looking at the long road in front of me, I focused my sight on getting through the first 4 feet in front of me. Step by step. Next thing you know, I was home.
Don’t get me wrong, making these new healthy choices is hard itself. Sticking to them is even harder. My point is that if you make smaller goals and accomplish those, then the overall picture will be easier to accomplish.
Baby steps people. Baby Steps.