Are you really ready to lose weight?
No, it’s not a dumb question. You’re obviously looking for help to lose weight or you wouldn’t be reading this. The answers to this question really could be the difference between your success and failure to meet your weight loss goals. Let’s be honest losing weight is hard work! Changing bad habits into healthy habits is not easy. If you’re not mentally prepared and committed you could fail.
There is nothing wrong with failure; we learn something from every failure if we take the time to actually look at the path we took to said failure. A failure to lose unwanted weight however can really be depressing. In some cases crush a hope or dream causing some serious emotional & self-esteem issues and we don’t want that for anyone.
Mind you, there is NOTHING WRONG with wanting something and not being ready for it. Taking a moment to really look at the big picture can actually help you succeed. It can also be very motivating. Some people like my friend Linda can just decide “I am going to get up every day at 5:00 am and workout before I start my day” then every day at 5:00 am they get up and do just that. I watched her do that for over a year! Other people need “a plan” to write it all down and schedule it. Other people need help to get it done every day.
That is where I come in! I am here to help everyone reach their health & weight loss goals. It’s my passion to change as many lives as possible. Over 200,000 people in the U.S are obese. We are one of the most fortunate countries yet we are one of the most unhealthy. That number alone tells you that you are not alone in the over weight class.
To be sure that you are ready to make the investment in yourself, ask yourself these questions.
- Are you motivated to make long term life style changes?
- Have you figured out who in your circle could be a sabotager in your life that could take your focus off your weight loss efforts? Sabotager’s that could help you make excuses to fall off the healthy eating cart into a puddle of chocolate covered ice cream? Do you have any such people in your life? If you do, what will you do to start separating them from your goals?
- Do you have realistic goals, a vision of exactly how much weight you want to lose and how long it will take you to safely lose it? We are an instant gratification society. That in itself is unrealistic when it comes to some things we need to do that just take time.
- Is there a specific connection to you and your weight gain? Is there something emotional or a traumatic event that connects you to over eating, or eating the wrong foods? We all have triggers for behaviors good and bad. If we eat for comfort or to fill a void those type of things need dealt with.
- This question is huge, and one the most important! Do you have a support system? People in your circle that will encourage you, cheer you on, support you, be a rock for you. I have helped a lot of people strangers and friends a like lose weight. Through support and sometimes tough love. I promise to do everything I can to help you succeed at your goals HOWEVER if you have a hater in your circle and I am not physically in front of you every day you could be derailed. Its super important to have support.
- Have you come to terms with how hard weight loss can be and how hard change is sometimes? Even I struggle here. Change is never easy for all. Some people can make a split decision “I am going to quit smoking right now today” they through their smokes in the trash and never look back! That kind of mind control and discipline is not in all of us, if it was the world would be full of healthy people. You have to know in your heart this could be harder than you expected, embrace it, and roll with it.
- Have you spoken to your doctor? Some of us are unaware of physical restrictions we may have. I know if you are 100lbs or more over weight you defiantly should consult your doctor before taking on a daily exercise routine.