What Do You Expect?
Nancy and I have had conversations with a few clients over the past few weeks about how fast they are losing bodyfat, and a couple have expressed frustration that the weight isn’t coming off “fast enough”.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think it should be your goal to strip unhealthy bodyfat as fast as possible.
It shouldn’t take 6 months to take off 10 pounds of bodyfat…
But it isn’t going to happen in 6 days either!
When you step on that scale and you have lost 2 0r 3 pounds and 1/2″ off your waist in the last two weeks are you happy, or frustrated that it wasn’t more?
Let’s think about it…
If you lost an average of 1 1/2 lbs a week over the span of 3 months, would you be happy? Do you know how much weight that is?
Would you be happy to lose 18 pounds? I certainly would!
In fact I went back and looked at my records from when I started my weight loss journey,
From the 1st week in August to the 3rd week in October, a span of 12 weeks, I lost a grand total of….
16.5 lbs…LESS THAN 1 1/2 pounds a week.
Thinking back I guess I should have been pretty ticked off at myself that I wasn’t losing weight fast enough…
I should have gotten really aggravated, decided it wasn’t worth it, pounded a couple dozen donuts and a chocolate cake or two…
and been DONE WITH IT!
Because this weight loss stuff doesn’t work…
It’s taking too long…
It’s too hard…
ARE YOU KIDDING ME – Stop The Whining Already!?
I had been a fat boy for years!
It wasn’t going to “go away” in a few weeks, no matter how much I wanted it to.
It ended up taking me over 9 months to get below 200 lbs, an average of less than 2 pounds a week.
Could I have done it faster? Maybe, maybe not – I only know what I did.
So what’s my point?
Here it is in a nutshell…
When you are headed in the right direction – When your weight is dropping steadily, when your waist is getting smaller, when your pants fit better, when you can celebrate your victories, now matter how small….
Be Happy With Yourself!
Don’t live your life trying to be perfect, because you’re not!
There is a philosophy that permeates the Japanese culture – “Kaizen”.
It means “Constant and Never Ending Improvement”.
It doesn’t mean perfection…
But it doesn’t mean satisfied with mediocrity either.
To me it means never letting your highs get too high or your lows too low.
To evaluate what you are doing right and to keep doing it.
To discover what needs improvement and getting better at it.
To live each day with purpose and make a difference in the lives of those around you.
I challenge you to live “Kaizen”…
I challenge you to focus on the positives…
I Challenge You To Be Happy Today!
Can you do it?
Make It Happen,