My weight loss has been quite the journey. I struggled for years and year, but I finally had enough I knew I needed to stop making excuses. People always want to know the best way lose weight but the reality is, most people have a good idea what to do, they just need to actually do it…consistently!
Best Way Lose Weight: Stop Making Excuses
If you want to get down to a healthy weight, you have to stop making excuses. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that little voice in the back of your head that tells you that you deserve to eat that doughnut because you’ve head a rough morning. Or the one that tells you that it’s too cold to go out for your nightly walk. We all have that little voice in our head. We also all have a choice each time that voice speaks up. We can listen to it, or we can choose to ignore it.
Ignoring that little voice and not making excuses isn’t easy, particularly in the beginning. But here’s the good news. As you start to ignore it more and more often and go work out or say no to the high-sugar, high-calorie treat, the softer that little voice gets.
Don’t Let Yourself Down
Here’s what it comes down to. Anytime you listen to that little voice or are making an excuse, you’re letting yourself down. In Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis tells women to keep their commitments to themselves. I love this! It’s time to stop letting yourself down. Now is the time to honest with yourself. Realize what you’re doing is sabotaging your success and Stop It! You’re important and so is your health and well-being. If you haven’t believed that yet, now is the time to start putting yourself first because no one else will.
Whenever you’re tempted to skip a workout or indulge in an extra treat tell yourself that you won’t let yourself down. Put on those walking shoes and head out for a workout. Make a smart choice about the food you eat. Skip the soda and reach for a bottle of water instead. Don’t let yourself down.
You Are Worth It
You are worth the effort and hard work it is going to take to get down to a healthy weight. You are worth a healthy body that will support you in all endeavors for years and years to come.
We often focus on getting thin and more attractive for other people. Instead, do this for you, because you know deep down that you are worth it. It’s a much stronger motivator and no matter what happens with relationships along the way, your goal won’t change.
You Deserve The Best
You deserve a long and happy life. You deserve being able to go to any store in the mall and find a cute outfit that fits. You deserve being able to go on that beautiful hike in the mountains. You deserve having a fun game of tag with the kids in the park. You deserve to be the person you already see inside yourself.