What’s the hardest thing you have ever had to do? For some people the answer to this question is losing weight.
For me, this may sound silly, but potty training my oldest daughter is at the top of my list. I remember how defeating it felt every time she had an accident. At one point in that first day I thought to myself, “this is the hardest thing I have ever had to do”.
Experiencing challenge can be emotionally taxing. We do not like to suffer. In fact we will do just about everything we can think of to prevent it. But when there is a PURPOSE to the suffering that is BIGGER than our feelings and emotions about the suffering we generate some strength to keep going.
Take the potty training illustration for example. The suffering was how emotionally defeating it felt. Time after time when she had an accident. Then just when you think you are making progress another accident occurs. The temptation in that moment is to put her back in pull-ups and say that she is not ready. There could be some accuracy to that statement which is what makes it even harder. But the reality is that she was ready and that moment in time is when it needed to happen. She is nine years old now and I can confidentially tell you that my wife and I successfully potty trained her all those years ago. 🙂
So lets talk about weight loss. Changing nutritional behavior could be the hardest thing you will ever do. Eating unhealthy is an addiction. Habits that are formed over years of unhealthy choices are hard to break. You will come face to face with yourself in an entirely new way. Your emotions will get you and it will catch you off guard. You will want to quit and throw in the towel.
Don’t quit. Keep going. There is a purpose in this journey you are on that is bigger than your feelings and your emotions about it. You are making lifelong impact in this temporary suffering. I have seen people transform in as short as six weeks. Of course they need to continue with the tools they learned after the six week challenge but the jump start they were able to achieve in six weeks gave them the confidence to keep going.
Remember that this is short term pain for long term gain.
Don’t try this alone. You need support. You need accountability. Hire me to help you. Lets do this together.