The thing is, we are ALL about instant gratification. We all want results RIGHT NOW and aren't exactly patient when it comes to getting what we want. The truth, however, is that losing weight is HARD and it takes time, but if you keep doing little things consistently, they will add up to something big. So cut yourself some slack and relax about it. If you want to be in this for longer than the first week of 2015, you need to be patient.
I started a weight loss challenge in October and set a goal for myself to lose (at least) 10 pounds. That seemed like a daunting task, so I can imagine if you have more weight to lose that it seems very overwhelming. I get it. You get on the scale every morning after a day of starving and working out and the scale hasn't budged. Keep going! You get on the scale after a day of slipping up here and a chocolate chip cookie binge there. The scale is up. Keep going!
|"Before" September 2014|
What defines you is that you keep going. You know what? It's going to take awhile and you WILL mess up and that is totally fine. Life isn't about being perfect, life is about making progress. If you do the best you can each day, each meal, each choice, it can add up to something amazing.
Over the course of 70 days. Yes 70 days. I managed to lose the 10 pounds I wanted to lose. 10 pounds didn't take one week like on The Biggest Loser. It took OVER TWO MONTHS. That's just about 1 pound a week. When I finally lost it, everyone asked me what I did. No one asked me when I was 1.5 lbs down on week 2 or when I plateaued at week 6 (AND 7), but eventually I got to where I needed to be and the hard work and dedication, patience and persistence paid off. Trust me when I tell you I wasn't perfect.
|"After" November 2014|
There's no secret. There's no magic. It doesn't take perfection. It just take some hard work, dedication, and a LOT A BIT of patience. You CAN do it!
Go get it!