We have grown up thinking that there is a quick fix to weight loss. THAT....IS......A.....LIE! I hate to break it to you but I think that if you are reading my blog you are already at the point of knowing this truth and taking the slow, steady, healthy pace towards your healthier lifestyle. There is also no fast fixes when it comes to building a strong, healthy body either.
With every workout.....with every food choice we make.......with every sacrifice of unhealthy treats.....we are EARNING our new healthy body and mind!
My Dad use to say that, "Anything worth having is worth fighting for." This is never truer than in the realm of becoming and staying healthy. We have to remember to have realistic expectations and goals for ourselves. It did not take me 1 year to put on over 125 pounds of fat on my body. It certainly won't only be a year to take it back off; that is not realistic! Research shows that the slower you make changes the more willing your body is to that change. This is why diets DON'T WORK!!!!
Just make one change at a time; maybe that is cutting out white sugar, or white bread, or adding one more 45 minute walk to your weekly schedule. Whatever it is make that change and be consistent for 30 days. It takes 28 days for something to become a habit. So give yourself the time, love, and patience to make these lifestyle changes slowly and over time. You will find yourself more accepting of change and much more successful than in you repeat the "all-or-nothing" approach to dieting and exercise.
And, don't forget.......ENJOY your journey along the way!
Yours in health,