Are You Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts?
Fish Heads, Fish Heads … yum, Yum, YUM!
My attention span is shot to pieces. What about YOURS?
Our brains have been turned to mush and our ability to concentrate has been destroyed by television, video games and surfing the Internet.
I intend to do one thing and hours later I still haven’t finished it because I’ve bounced around on a dozen irrelevant sites, which at the time seemed totally relevant, and definitely more fun than the task at hand. Does this sound familiar?
What’s all that got to do with fish heads? And what do Fish Heads have to do with Weight Loss?
Back in the 80’s there was this crazy song about fish heads. “Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads, fish heads fish heads eat them up — yum!”
While I was bopping around the internet I heard that song again for the first time in decades.
The fact that I was there actually listening to this insanely stupid song, reminded me about what I was SUPPOSED to be doing.
If you want to SNORT and laugh out loud without ingesting any drugs take a short listen!
OK … if you listened, be honest.
Are you embarrassed?
Do you feel like a dumb ass? I sure did, and it got me back on track!
One of the biggest reasons people FAIL when on a new eating plan (aka diet) or exercise plan is because of our lack of focus and tendency to bounce around from thing to thing … shiny object to NEW shiny object.
We get bored too quickly.
All the 30-day, 60-day and 90 day body transformation programs rarely work because we just can’t last the distance. We get bored and move on … often within three to five days.
It’s no wonder diets fail. People quit, give up and move on far too easily. They want instant results.
Want to buy a Kindle book on Amazon? Hit the buy button and 20 seconds later the book is in your book bin, ready to read.
Want to lose 30 pounds? All those stupid magazine articles promise you that you can.
WELL GUESS WHAT?
You can’t lose 30 pounds in 20 seconds.
The really HORRIBLE PART?
It takes work.
It takes time.
You have to stay the course and just bloody DO IT.
Do you REALLY WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT, do you REALLY WANT TO TONE UP?
You need to FOCUS. You need to decide on ONE thing and then do it consistently day after day after day.
If you’re starting a new program — stick to it and don’t look at another program until you have given it a good 30 day trial.
Don’t stop after 3, 4 or 7 days and say it doesn’t work. It’s YOU that’s not working.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good, bad, too easy or too hard. Stick to it and FINISH IT.
In other words …. STOP surfing for Fish Heads!
I’m deadly serious. Quitting before you complete something is really bad. It gives you a way out. It sets a precedent. Starting and stopping leads to failure and disappointment. It establishes the bad habit of … quitting.
On the other hand, FINISHING something builds character, builds confidence and gets results. Your SUCCESSES come with persistence and continuity. So choose a program carefully and stick to it for the duration, whether that is one week, one month or 90 days.
Here’s What You Need To Do:
Do some research and decide on a diet or fitness program (or both). Ask yourself if you want to do this program? Why? Ask yourself if you are prepared to commit to 30 days NO MATTER WHAT.
Purchase the book or program … or go to the library and borrow it. You can find loads of great information on the Internet, just don’t spend your life surfing.
Go through the program and figure out what it is all about. Are you supposed to follow a predetermined eating plan, or do you have to create your own? Are you supposed to go through a 15 minute workout every day following a video sequence, or are you setting up your own.
If you are creating your own program, at a minimum, write down your day-by-day guidelines.
Up till now you have been gathering information and facts. Changing your mind now is OK, but … keep on going until you find something that makes sense. Something that is a FIT.
Understand that once you commit you are in it for 30 days. NO weaseling out.
Make sure you HAVE everything you need to get started and keep going. For example, if you need a skipping rope or rubber bands for the video program. Buy them BEFORE you start. If your diet calls for specific ingredients, stock up BEFORE you start. You do not want to give yourself any excuse to stall out or stop.
Once you have everything in place. Go for it. START and do not under any circumstances STOP. Don’t give yourself an opportunity to decide on something else, a different program.
Just keep going DAILY for a minimum of 30-days.
You know what you need to do every day. You’ve already made the decision to do it … so all you have to do is ..
At the 30-day point. EVALUATE.
Write your evaluation in your journal. Writing your evaluation down keeps you honest.
What were your successes?
Were there sticking points? What did you do … be fair, if you wimped out for a week, don’t blame the diet.
Will you keep going? What modifications will you make?
DECIDE … again.
Commit to another 30, 60 or 90 days.
If you stick to it … no matter what. You WILL see successes. Your body will slim down and tone up. Your mind will stop being a bowl of jelly.
You will feel better about yourself and your ability to keep promises to yourself.
YOU will toughen up.
How does that FEEL? Are you ready to start? Are you ready to commit?
Originally published on Sugar-Free-Zone.com
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