The Three C Process to Commit to Weightloss
Did you start a new diet on January 1? The truth is most people’s resolutions will go to sh*t by February. Want to know how NOT to be one of those people? This episode of the Losing 100 Pounds with Corinne podcast is all about how to COMMIT to weightloss.
What is commitment?
Commitment is the skill of doing what you say you will do in the FACE of not wanting to do it.
Commitment is one of those things that most people get wrong. You have to start small. Just focus on the first 60 days. That will give you enough time to start developing new habits and getting consistent. Commit to the things that you’ll be doing that will make it easy for you to get to your weight goal. I know if you can commit to weightloss first, then you will eventually believe in yourself.
The key to commitment is, start small. No big ass overhauls of your life on day one. You start with a small change. Tomorrow you do that small change again. If you’re ready the next day, you make another small change. In a few weeks you got a lot of change and TONS OF MOMENTUM carrying you along.
That’s how I lost weight. I didn’t need magic, pills, unicorns, or even a guru. I needed to find something I would do to lose weight TODAY and then keep doing it. When I felt good about my change…I did the next thing I was ready for.
But, nobody is freaking teaching us how to commit to weightloss! That’s why I beat the basics of commitment like a drum to you all the time. Without commitment to doing what you say you will do… NO DIET will work.
Commit to weightloss with my simple three-step process I call THE THREE C’s:
Step 1: Make a CHOICE.
You have to make a wise choice. What am I going to eat tomorrow? What can I pick to eat that I will follow through and actually eat? If you think you might not eat it, don’t pick it to eat. You have to choose things that are realistic. Sometimes we have to blow our mind with little wins before we can go after huge goals. If you’re someone who can set big goals, then go for it, but most people need to start with tiny goals. When you make your daily food plan, give yourself realistic choices.
Step 2: Give yourself the CHANCE to succeed. Or fail and get back up.
Each day you choose that you’re going to lose some weight and make a daily plan, you have the chance to reconfirm that choice over and over. When you overeat, you have the chance to keep going and follow the plan the rest of the day or to eat your face off the rest of the day. You have the chance to do better, the chance to make a better life.
Step 3: Find an opportunity to CHANGE things.
All day long you have chances to reconfirm the choices that you made earlier in the day (on your daily food plan). Change is what happens when you follow through and put it into action. When you say no to the margarita and have club soda. You begin to change when you look at the big picture instead of sitting there grumbling about how horrible it is to go out and not drink. If you’re going out with your girlfriends and it sucks without a buzz, then maybe you’re with the wrong people. That’s a hard conversation to have with yourself.
How to Commit to Weightloss and Keep Going
Don’t plan to do epic things right out the gate that you’re not ready for. Start with little changes that will help you to build momentum and stay dedicated.
Eventually, you’ll realize that showing up for yourself is more rewarding than all those nights out for margaritas with friends. In the beginning, the reward of a margarita will seem more fulfilling, but it’s because you haven’t felt the reward of showing up for yourself yet.
If you feel like you’re having a hard time staying committed to the changes you want to make in the new year, don’t miss the full podcast where we teach you details about how to commit to weightloss, even when it's not fun. I want you to succeed this year! Another great place to get motivation is my free Losing for Life Kickstart Video, Course & Guide.
This process has been working for me over the last 15 years. I KNOW it can work for you too. Commit to your next action right now – tell me what it is in the comments.