I don’t know about you, but I have said “I’m going to start losing weight.” more times than I have pounds to lose. And right now, that’s more pounds than I’d like to think about. Did you ever tell yourself that you will start tomorrow? I have, and tomorrow has come and gone many, many times.
Being overweight is something you may not think about often or it may be something you think about every day. If you fall into the latter, you may know first hand how much it sucks. Every time you get dressed, every time you eat something that’s not too healthy, every time you eat something healthy, something you see on TV, or for no reason at all. Every. Single. Day.
Did you ever have that moment? That moment when you finally decide it’s time to lose weight. Yes, you may have had these types of epiphanies before, but this time is somehow different from the other times. This time you are certain. There’s an unexplained feeling and mindset. You may still have negative thoughts or second guess yourself, but something is different. I can’t explain what that feeling is. It’s something deep within that has been fighting for you to listen. And you finally have. Maybe it’s the he moment you go to reach for a soda and instead grab flavored seltzer. When you decide to eat grilled chicken instead of a cheeseburger. When you walk up a few flights of stairs instead of hopping on the elevator. These are baby steps. It’s cliché, but it’s true. These little things may not seem like they will change anything about you. But realize, just by making these small healthier decisions you have already changed. Losing weight will happen over time as long as you keep with it.
What to do from here?
But where do you begin? The answer is simple. You begin here, now. That’s it. Just begin. Begin reading articles about health. Begin looking inward. Begin drinking less soda and more water. Begin surrounding yourself with positive people and feelings. Just Begin. And you can’t say you’ve failed if you pick yourself up and begin again. Even if it’s years later.
Don’t give up on yourself.
There are going to be times when you give in to temptation. Face it, we’re all human. But, there will also be times where you don’t. As time goes by you will notice more and more moments of not giving in. If you’ve had a life-long battle with over-indulgence you have to keep in mind that habits are hard to break. But they’re not impossible to overcome. Losing weight is a journey. Your journey. We are all different and things may not come as easy to you as it does to someone else.