Do you know that person who says that they are going to start exercising and never seem to getting around to doing it. Do you know that person who starts a diet plan and then never follows through with it? Is that person you? Well if you say that you want to lose weight, then DOGONIT, DO IT!
I read a quote one day that said “People who want to lose weight do what is convenient; People who commit to losing weight do what it takes.”
If you wake up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror and say, I need to lose weight, then do it! If you are fine with how you look standing at 5’4 and 175 lbs, then hey, more power to you, but if you know that you need to lose weight then get a plan mapped out and do it or hush up about it!
The person who says that they want to save up and buy a new car has to make some sacrifices. They have to take money out of each check and put it into a savings. They have to make sacrifices not to go into the savings account and use that money for misc. items in order to one day have enough money to buy that new car.
The same applies to you and your weight loss. You have to make sacrifices. You have to attack your weight loss goal with tenacity and make it happen. Throw all of that, “Eating in Moderation” crap out of the window. Eating in moderation got you to where you are now because you thought that just one Jelly Donut every morning was better than two!
If you need some great advice on how to get started, then you are in luck. I am about to run it down to you. Are you ready? Here you go.
1. Set a weight Loss Goal for yourself. Go big or don’t go at all. What I mean is, if you want to lose 15 lbs then make that your goal and don’t sell yourself short.
2. Set a time limit or goal date that you will accomplish this goal. Usually no less than a month, so that you can get in the groove of things.
3. Post your intentions on Facebook, and Twitter. Email your friends and tell them your goals. Yup I said it. Put it out there for the world to know. You said you were going to do it so do it! You know you will have people keep you accountable for losing the weight if you post it on facebook. People will be messaging you on your wall on your goal date asking you how you did. You DON’T want to be the person that says that you didn’t stick with your plan and you fell off the wagon.
4. Last but not least. Put an all out assault on losing the weight. Do what it takes, not what is convenient! Eat Clean at least 90% of the time. Exercise with a purpose and not just because. Get plenty of sleep so that your body can recover. Take each day as if your life depended upon it because in most cases, it does.
Are you ready to stop talking about it and Be about it? Are you ready to make that commitment and attack fat loss with tenacity and ferocity? If so, take the above steps, own them and make it happen. It’s that simple.
Leave your comments below and let me know what you think about the list or what you have done to jump start your weight loss.
Always Keeping Fitness and Nutrition Real
Percy Bass RD,LD,CPT
Owner of Head 2 Toe Fitness and Nutrition