‘Start With Where You Are At’
Your diets have failed you in the past because you started your “diet” with your mind set on where you think you should be not where you are at right now.
If you want to get to where you want to go, you need to start with being ‘honest’ with yourself. You need to decide (and be truthful) how much are you willing to do —-long term!
You need to be looking at what your BIG long term goal is and deciding what small, consistent choices you are willing to take.
You may be saying to yourself and yelling at me, “but those small steps won’t be enough”.
Everything you do matters because it is those small things you are doing that build over time and get you to your BIG goal which for me was losing 100lbs.
The small steps I have my clients take in the very beginning is focusing on four basics. They are:
3. 24 hr planning
4. Hunger Level
These four steps might not seem like enough for you, but if you commit to these on a consistent level, they will form the habits needed to lose the weight for good. Think about it as taking a small 1% shift; a 1% shift in how you are losing the weight.
An example of taking a 1% shift is with airplanes. You have two airplanes headed to the same location but what would happen if in the very beginning at taking off one plane was just 1% off from the other. That plane that was 1% off would not end up in the same location. That small shift, in the beginning, compounds to a significant change in the end.
So what 1% shift can you choose at this moment?
-can you go to bed 5 mins earlier?
-can you park your car at the far end of the parking lot?
-can you have a bottle of water with you at all times?
-can you eat two bites less at lunch?
Making small deliberate choices every day will add up to you losing the weight you want. You will build momentum and build confidence in losing the weight and keeping it off for good. Your brain when you are committed daily will make the connection that everything you do does matter.
Can you ask yourself at the end of each week what one thing I am getting better with and one thing that I want to focus on getting better at is?