If you knew now what you’ll know then…
|May 31, 2011||Posted by MichelleT under Uncategorized|
If I had to start over today what would I want to know?
Not the eating or exercise stuff. That has been covered in Body-for-LIFE, the plan that I followed for the majority of my fat loss program.
What would I say if you asked me today: What do you know now that you didn’t know then? What do you wish someone had told you to make the journey easier?
Don’t compare your journey and weight loss with anyone else’s. Your only competition is yourself. Truly it is.
It will take as long as it takes… and in the long run it doesn’t matter how long it takes for the time will pass anyways. Keep moving forward, even if it’s a half pound or an inch at a time.
Don’t look at a plateau as a plateau – look at it as practice for the “for-LIFE” portion of your journey.
Eat all of your meals, no skipping. There is absolutely no glory in being a small eater. Your eventual goal is to maintain your size with a healthy metabolism eating as much as you can, not eating like a bird.
Learn to look forward to your exercise. You’re going to be doing it a very long time so you might as well get some joy from it.
The eating/weight training/cardio/mindset training will eventually just become a part of who you are and you will not struggle with it just as now you do not struggle with brushing your teeth or walking and talking at the same time.
It’s worth every single drop of sweat you expend. It’s worth every single time you tell yourself “No, it’s not Free Day yet” when you want something that is not on your meal plan. It’s worth it. Trust me.
You gain so much more than you give up.
When you “get” it, don’t forget that others haven’t gotten it yet. Be gentle with those around you for they are on their own journey.
Plain water and green vegetables are your friend. :->
You are infinitely more powerful, both physically and mentally, than you think you are.
It doesn’t matter where you start. If you can believe it, you can achieve it, if you will work for it. Period.
Just because you haven’t done it in the past doesn’t mean you can’t do it now.
Just because you did do it in the past but didn’t hold on to it, doesn’t mean that you will not keep it this time.
You can. The question is “Will you?”
It doesn’t matter how long it takes… you are your only competition. (Did I mention these already – they are very important.)