So You want To Lose Weight…. Be Consistent
Talk about being consistent, I am already off my plan to update this blog at least weekly. A lot of this has been about what to write and I have made many drafts in my head but did not write them down and they pass. Procrastination my great weakness and I do believe I am not alone. I met a lady on the street recently, who influenced my topic this time. She just sigh at the thought of losing weight and said I can’t take it on. I got the impression she had tried and stopped midway and couldn’t bear the thought of starting again only to stop midway..
There is no denying that it will take time to lose weight. At the rate of one to two pounds a week you have to be patient. Just remember it did not go on quickly but gradually over time, until the pants couldn’t zip or the blouse couldn’t button. It will leave in the reverse. So we come back to WHY you want to do it. The WHY is what keeps you going, and drinking the shakes, exercising, keeping the food log and making other lifestyle changes as needed. I tell you, that food log is a powerful tool. You really think twice about eating something when you realize you have to write it down, not mention that you didn’t realize how much you were eating.
Being consistent is key to achieve any goal. It is the same consistency that is needed to work from home and do your own business or whatever resolutions, goals or tasks we set for ourselves. It boils down to what is the daily routine. If we can setup a daily mode of operation or daily routine that we get up every day and enjoy doing then I think we got it made. If in that daily routine we have at the top of the list and as the main tasks, the things that line up with our major goals then we are well on our way.
Jim Rohn the late great philosopher and my mentor said, “Never begin the day until it is finished on paper”. The best time to write is at the end of the day. This is the time to give thanks for what you have achieved and plan for the next day.
In that plan for the day it is good to set time for meditation and prayer and personal development. As a Christian, I ask God for help to see the plans through.
Let me tell you as a great procrastinator, I am learning to ACT NOW. Nothing gets done in the future. After many years of putting things off, I have learnt that. Set the goal, set the date and ACT NOW. It may be a small act, but act. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
I am working at that daily routine, to make sure the actions that link to my big goals are included and that I act.
What are the actions that you need to make now, to lose that one to two pounds per week?. Select the ones you will do daily, however small. The key is to act now and be consistent.
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