We’ve become spoiled by instant gratification. If we have a question, we expect to find an answer immediately. We want to find success overnight. If we want to lose weight, we expect to lose it NOW…
So many people struggle with weight loss. I understand that it’s difficult for people for different reasons. But there is one thing that is completely in your control: you can stop rushing it.
It’s the most basic concept there is, but it is impossible for so many people to put it into practice.
Let’s just say you want to lose 25 pounds to get down to a weight that will make you happy. If you try to lose that weight in 2 months before you go on vacation, you’re setting yourself up to fail. Sure, it’s possible. But when you try to rush weight loss, if you don’t see the results you’re expecting, you will quickly become frustrated and give up. Even worse, if you crash diet, it is SO easy to add the weight back on afterwards.
Imagine if someone told you that you only needed to lose 1 pound every other week in order to get to where you want to go. 2 pounds per month. How manageable does that sound?
Month to month, maybe you don’t notice any difference in your appearance or how you feel. I mean, 2 pounds is nothing. But at the end of 2019 you will have lost nearly 25 pounds!! And that is AMAZING.
Challenge yourself to stick to this approach in 2019 if you want to lose weight. A year sounds like a very long time to wait, I know. But think about 2018 and how quickly it passed you by. Time is going to keep rolling on. Use it to your advantage!