This has been such an exciting week at Gouldylox HQ . So many of you have been emailing me to tell me about your amazing weight loss, inspired by picking your own path and staying true to yourself. Your words inspire me! Thank you for sharing the love!!!
What do I mean about staying true to yourself and picking your path? It's a lot harder than you think. How many times have you done something that didn't feel right? Maybe you're exhausted at the end of the day and you pull through the drive through and order your favorite value meal because you just need to turn off your brain, not think and enjoy the carnal pleasure of fast food fries. You know it's a bad idea, but you've hit the bottom of the tank and that is all that's left. I get it. It's easy to stay stuck in the drive thru lane of life.
Making poor food choices is way too easy. So is complaining about being overweight. It's much harder to eat healthier - at first. Eating foods super high in fat, sugar or carbs makes you feel exhausted. Feeling exhausted makes it harder to get up, move and accomplish your goals. Being exhausted only encourages you to stay still longer and make more easy choices, which aren't likely to be healthy choices. Before you know it, it's harder to walk up the stairs. Your joints hurt. Your clothes bind your stomach and pinch your thighs. You can't play with your children and you are stuck, feeling trapped by your energy, your body and your present situation.
|I still don't love full body photos. George is lucky he didn't lose an eye!|
A happier life.
All you have to do is take the first step, on your own healthier path. One step.
You may not have the energy, the will or the way, but you can take ONE STEP towards a healthier life. Maybe it's grabbing water from the fountain instead of your favorite soda from the vending machine*. Maybe it's leaving the lettuce on your burger, instead of taking it off, like you do every other time.
Maybe you can park the car a little farther away than waiting for the closest spot at Target.
Maybe you'll take the steps instead of the escalator.
Once you've got a few of those baby steps under your belt (yes, eventually, you'll love wearing belts!), your path will start to become more obvious. Every step is a step on your path, moving forward towards your goal. Each step, a decision. Will you opt for the dressing on the side or the full chicken box? Which one helps you in the long term? It's certainly not going to be the soggy, greasy empty chicken box. You may not like the idea of the salad at that moment, but once your body has processed all of the fat, sugar and poor choices, you won't long for that taste anymore. You'll be amazed that healthier food actually makes you feel better. Maybe not the first or the fourth time, but over time, everything will change. You'll break the cycle.
It's your life and it's up to you. Each step is a choice. Each choice leads you towards your goal or away from your goal. There are no excuses, only decisions.
You may feel so tired, so heavy, so out of options that you just can't do anything. I'm here to tell you that it's just not true. The best way to get unstuck is to find your wiggle room. Literally wiggle. Where you are sitting right now. Wiggle. See? You aren't stuck. You might feel like you are trapped in quicksand, but if you can wiggle something, you can move. If you can move, you can pick your own path. If you pick your own path, you are in control of your life. It's your decision and it just takes one step.
So what's it going to be? You've got this. I know you do. Take one step and then another. And another. Before you know it, you won't even recognize where you were coming from.
Ask me anything! I want to help you reach your goal, so let's discuss! In the meantime, check out some of my previous posts for all kinds of motivation. Please subscribe so you'll never miss another update!
*Full disclosure: I'm in love with diet mt dew and that is how it is. I drink water too, but I love my DMD.
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