Friday, November 5, 2010

Persistence Pays

When you are working on goals there are days you will find you have setbacks. Don’t get discouraged and quit, instead pick up and try again. Instead of always thinking how you want it now, start thinking of how you are going to get there. In time it will come! I love the saying Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t expect the scale to say you have lost five pounds in your first week, two weeks, or even three. Sometimes your body takes a little bit of time to get into the groove and once you’re in it’s on. Plus remember you didn’t become overweight overnight. Focusing on persistency instead of instant results will keep you from getting discouraged and quitting once again.

There are days you are going to be off your game. You will eat badly or you will just refuse to get out of bed. Don’t sweat it! Get up the next day and start again keep your focus on your goals and you will be sure to succeed. If you haven’t set goals then you are going to spin your wheels. It is very important to have many goals. Don’t focus on the BIG number; instead break it down into smaller and easier goals.

Daily goals: eliminate pops from your entire day. If you can make it through your first day then I’m sure the second will be that much easier.

Weekly goals: consistently hit the gym or exercise at home at least three times a week for no less than 30 minutes.

Monthly goals: lose 4-5 pounds and you’re thinking that’s it? Why only 4-5 pounds? Well because healthy, realistic weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week and since there are only 4 weeks in month average it out. Another great way to reach your goal is by taking your larger number of weight loss say 50 pounds and divide it by 2 (pounds per week) your answer should come out to 25 (weeks). Now you know it should take you about 25 weeks give or take a little to lose 50 pounds. This is totally doable I know this because I lost close to 60 pounds in 28 weeks!

If the challenge is not working for you then ask yourself, how committed am I to this challenge? Are you just luke warm and only going through the motions or are you really committed to making changes. Have you said, “I really need to make positive choices daily”. Do you find yourself saying, “I’m going to start working out tomorrow” or “I’m going to start eating healthy tomorrow.” Don’t put yourself off any longer. It’s ok the old you was the slacker, weak, and wanted pity for becoming overweight. The new you is strong, happy, confident, and best of all kicking some serious booty losing weight. Now which one are you?? Make a commitment, be persistent and suck it up! This journey is going to be tough and there will be a lot of blood, sweat, and tears but if you can unleash the stronger women inside of you it’s completely attainable.

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