It’s no secret that losing weight is challenging.
I won’t sugar coat it. More often than not, attempts to lose weight are unsuccessful.
Is weight loss challenging? Yes.
Is it impossible? No.
In fact, it’s very possible when you decide to commit yourself to finally losing weight.
I Will Lose Weight
Sounds simple right? You’re probably giving me the middle finger right now and saying to yourself, “if it was that simple I would have lost weight a long time ago“.
Well, because I love you guys and want nothing but the best for you, I’m going to be brutally honest with you here.
The reason you haven’t lost weight is because you haven’t fully committed yourself to losing weight.
I bet I know what you’re thinking too? What the hell does that mean and how do I “fully” commit to losing weight?
Glad you asked. That’s exactly the information I’m going to provide you with here.
How To Fully Commit Yourself To Successfully Losing Weight
Have you ever committed to losing weight and failed?
Maybe it was a new years resolution of yours.
Maybe you’ve tried different plans, exercises, tactics, and strategies and still, no success.
How about yo-yo dieting? That’s the absolute worst. Down 5 pounds this week, up three the next, down one pound the following week, and then back up 3 pounds the week after that.
It’s discouraging and depressing when you find yourself working so hard to lose weight and yet, nothing. You end up saying to yourself, “what’s the point of even trying? Nothing’s happening“.
Weight loss is a sneaky devil and without the proper commitment, it won’t happen.
So how do you fully commit to losing weight so that you’re successful in doing so?
7 Ways To Commit Yourself To Losing Weight
#1 Write It Down
Such a simple step but so often missed. Do you have your weight loss goals written down and if not, why not? Better yet, if you don’t, take a minute right now, right this second….yes, right now – stop reading and write it down. It’s that important.
By writing down your weight loss goal, you’re taking responsibility for it and telling your sub conscience mind that you’re serious. It’s no longer just an idea, thought, or wish. It’s written down and it’s real.
#2 Announce It
Yes, you read that correctly. Announce it. Tell as may people as you can. Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, strangers, whoever. The more people you tell, the better and here’s why.
By announcing it publicly you’re creating lots of accountability for yourself whether you realize it or not because now everyone knows what you’re up to and out to accomplish.
It also alerts those closest to you about what you’re up to so you don’t have to worry about offending them when you turn down an invitation to go grab a burger or a few drinks. Chances are they’ll make other suggestions for getting together because of your weight loss commitment that you’ve shared with them.
#3 Adjust Your Mindset
Adjusting your mindset includes both what you think and what you say.
When you commit to losing weight, focus on shifting your thoughts from “I can’t” and “this is hard” to “I can” and “I’m going to do this”. Your thoughts are powerful so make sure you’re using them to your advantage. Get rid of the words “I’ll try” too. You either do something or you don’t. No more trying.
You no longer “have to” exercise or “have to” eat healthy foods. Going forward, you “want to” exercise and you “want to” eat healthy foods.
#4 No More Junk Food
Whatever junk food you have at home, get rid of it.
Chips, cookies, ice cream, sugary drinks, everything. Give it away or toss it. By doing so, you’re getting rid of all distractions or temptations around the house. Now I’m not saying you can’t have a cheat meal or two per week. When you do, go out to get it so that there’s nothing left of it in the house afterwards.
Keep these 12 foods at home that’ll help you lose fat and lean up quicker.
#5 Have A Plan
Telling yourself you’re going on a diet and want to lose weight isn’t a plan. It’s a statement.
It’s just like saying you’re going on vacation. OK, great. You then have to decide where you’re going, purchase the plane tickets, book the hotel, car rental, make reservations for a show and maybe even dinner. You plan your trip.
Same goes for losing weight. It requires a plan if it’s going to happen. How much weight are you committed to losing? How many days per week will you exercise? What exercises will you do? What foods will you eat throughout the day? Plan your weight loss.
When you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.
If you’re unsure about how to create a plan or not sure which one to follow, this one will help you.
#6 No More Exceptions
Exceptions destroy all weight loss attempts. “I’m too tired today, I don’t have time, I couldn’t get up this morning, it was just one cookie, or one happy hour“.
No more exceptions. If you make an exception once, you’ll find yourself doing it again, and again, and again. Exceptions kill all progress and any hope for successful weight loss.
Just like you wouldn’t make the exception to not feed your child or a pet even on any particular day, there are no exceptions when it comes to your weight loss goals either.
#7 Have A Deadline
Have a deadline for when you will have successfully lost all of your weight. In step #2, when you announce it, announce your weight loss deadline as well. By doing so, you’re creating an incredible amount of accountability for yourself.
A goal without a timeline is just a dream.
Have a deadline and commit to it. Take it seriously. Perhaps even schedule a trip or event near or around your deadline. Make it real, make it important, make it count.
Don’t Give Up
If you’ve tried several times to lose weight in the past and haven’t been successful, I encourage you to give it another try using these 7 steps.
I know you can do it and will do it if you truly and fully commit to these 7 steps.
I believe in you, that you’re awesome and that successful weight loss isn’t a maybe for you, it’s a must and it’s right now.
Start, today – right now.
Don’t wait another day hoping, wanting, and wishing you could lose weight. You can, I assure you, you can if you just give yourself the chance.
You don’t have to do it alone either. If you need some guidance, please reach out to me and I promise I’ll help you. You’re important to me, your health is important to me, and more than anything, your happiness is very important to me.
Thanks for being here.
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