When Losing Weight is Like Running A Business

How many times have you stepped on the scale and been disappointed with the numbers? And how many times has that disappointment lead to giving up?

“When you learn to enjoy your ‘losses’ you’ve begun the process of ‘winning’… Everyone has micro losses just make sure you have macro wins.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

You have a choice… a choice to accept failure or deny it.

When I stepped on the scale the numbers staring back at me were the same numbers I’d seen for three days. In fact, if it had been weigh-in day I would have only lost .2lbs for the week, and unless something miraculous happened between then and weigh-in I was just going to have to deny my failure. I haven’t lost any weight this week, BUT I did steer clear of carbs, and I didn’t drink that Diet Coke even though I really wanted it. Validate even your smallest victories!

This moment right here is why so many people fail their diets; they deduce that a small set back, is cause for an all-out retreat. And they forget how hard they worked regardless of the outcome. You have a week where the numbers don’t move but you’ve done everything you were supposed to do, start telling yourself, “I did the best I could,” instead of asking yourself, “why do I bother?”

You bother because it’s not about today, this week, this moment. It’s about a year from now, a month from now… it’s about the rest of your life. If you are on this weight loss journey because you want to change your life, you want to be healthier, happier – don’t let one setback determine everything.

I had a moment driving home the other night. I was hungry, I was feeling sorry for myself, and all I wanted was to eat my sorrows in McDonald’s French fries. “How come I have to work so hard to have a normal body? How come I can’t eat whatever I want?” It’s thoughts like that that will take you out of the game.

It doesn’t matter if you have to work harder – WORK HARDER.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t lost weight  – DO THE RIGHT THING.

It doesn’t matter if you can’t wear the jeans you want … YET.

It will happen if you hold steady.

Weight loss isn’t about the sprint. it’s about the slow and steady 26.2 miles you will have to fight your way through.

I’m there with you!


(image courtesy of: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121843045@N05/)
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