Inspiration and motivation comes from many places! Trust me, I know because there are countless times that my own students inspire me. It’s incredible how much a person can achieve if he or she dedicate the time, stays patient and follows a smart path (program).
So I thought I’d share my 3 factors to lasting success.
In Order To Truly Succeed In Lasting Weight-loss You Must:
1. Accept yourself. This might actually be the hardest task of all. Accept yourself! You must accept yourself. Most people fail because they want the world to unfold for them in a week or two, but that is simply not the case. It can’t. It takes time. When people see changes in the first week or two they get excited. But by week four, too often I see people become discouraged because they can not accept themselves – they want change to come in an instant. You didn’t gain all of your weight in 4 weeks, it took years to gain weight, lose mobility and strength. And now you want those years of poor habits to simply be wiped clean in four weeks. Its the wrong attitude, this type of thought leads to failure.
2. Continue to challenge yourself, as you did in your first week. You have to continue to discover yourself, as you did in your second and third weeks.
3. Smile! I know, – smile? trust me, you must be happy to lose weight. You must be calm. If not your body will produce fat storing hormones like Cortisol that will derail your progress! So yes, relax, breath and smile.