Do you do something every day to lose weight? Something that inches you a LITTLE closer to your goal?
Or do you sit around thinking about the next big thing? You know, surfing Pinterest and Google seeking that overhaul.
Why do we do that? Because a big change has a blip of excitement and relief. “I’m doing something!” It feels sooooo productive.
Guess what? It doesn’t matter if you start a huge diet or you make a small change each day. What matters is the new habits you WILL form each day.
That’s what worked for me.
I woke up each day while losing 100lbs., refusing to do more than I knew I could accomplish that day.
Accomplish. Not what I could force myself to do.
I finally stopped trying to beat myself down with a restrictive but flashy new plan. I sought to only do things I could do the rest of my life.
See, I don’t think the magic to losing 100lbs., was in what food plan that I ate each week.
The real magic? It was the daily steps.
It was waking up each day, every day, looking to make one more tiny step in the direction I wanted to go.
Are you getting up each day and working on your weightloss?
Are you taking a few minutes to find the small things you can do today to make progress?
Getting up each day for nearly 540 days in a row and challenging myself to take it SLOW led to 100lbs., lost for good.
It’s so easy to start flashy and end in flames when you aren’t focused on today.
To lose weight for the long term means you must keep focused on the short term.