It’s Your 135,827th Diet: But THIS Time You Will SUCCEED
People say “don’t do it for anyone else, do it for yourself” but, with weight loss, sometimes that just isn’t enough. It’s unfortunate, but getting our own body fit isn’t always enough motivation to stick with it. Sometimes, there has to be more driving us. It might be an end-goal, like a race, a competition, a vacation, pictures, a job, a date, a reunion, a check up or a number on a scale, or it may be the mere pressure of everyone watching us.
We’ve all been there. We’ve either attempted a diet and failed, or we have set out for a goal that we never reached. If you are a yo-yo dieter that has battled with your weight all your life, one of the first things you think of is what others will think, or what people will say. Will they roll their eyes at your 135,827th attempt to lose weight or will they support you? Will they take you seriously this time? Will they believe in you? Or, are they actually hoping you will fail, so they can say “I told you so” or so things can go back to “normal”.
These are all very real feelings that go through people’s minds, and it can sabotage someone’s success before they even start – OR it can drive them to be a success.
Sometimes our fear of failure is what drives us to success. While I don’t believe we should always worry about what people think all the time, I do believe a healthy dose of care can give us the push we need to succeed.
No one likes being a failure. We all want to be successful, respected, valued and admired – and we can ALL be that person if we want to. We can be the example. We can show everyone in our shoes that they can succeed too. We can prove our enemies wrong and show them we DO have what it takes. We won’t need to talk about working out and dieting, or convince anyone of how bad we want to succeed. Our actions will be the proof of our desire. And the results will speak for themselves – and every day we are tempted to skip, slip, quit, cry, complain, we will remember those who are watching us and we will not give them the pleasure of seeing us fail.
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It took me six attempts to finally lose the weight I wanted to and keep it off. I had to find the right combination of strategies and figure out that would work best for me in the long term. I shed the dreaded “diet mentality” and worked on establishing habits I could sustain for life. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it!
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i REALLY need to sit down and clearly define my goals. I’ve been floppin all over the place like a fish out of water for the past 2 months. THIS HAS TO CHANGE!!!
thanks again, Bonnie, for inspiring me to improve!
we all have those times we need to push the reset button 😉 Look forward to how the NEXT 2 months go!
Having a goal has helped me stay on track with eating clean and exercising immensely. I registered for a spartan race in august. It’s a little scary but makes me push myself daily.
how fun! You’ll have a blast!!