I have people ask me all the time how to lose weight, get fit, and get healthy, etc. You know that I love to help people, especially when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Here’s the thing, though, I have come to realize that most of them aren’t really ready. Maybe they ask me just to be nice, maybe they ask me because they think it’s what they should be doing, maybe they are just making casual conversation.
One major truth is that it’s not possible to make any dramatic changes in your life if you’re trying to do so because someone else said you should. The desire and commitment has to come from deep inside of you. No one can make those changes for you. If you truly want to make changes whether it be at home, at work, getting fit, eating better—it’s up to you.
This is great news, really. Especially for all you control freaks (and I am one). So much of feeling overwhelmed comes from feeling out of control. But you are in complete control of making the changes!
I often hear excuses for why people haven’t lost any weight and feel overwhelmed with a fitness routine.
It really doesn’t matter that you haven’t been able to exercise all week because your boss made you work late, or you slipped on your diet because the kids wanted fast food, so you super-sized that meal at McDonalds, let alone going to McDonalds.
As soon as you take responsibility for your life, you can change. Thinking it’s someone else’s fault or problem won’t allow you to move forward and make changes.
Be aware of your surroundings and take responsibility for your results.
There may be very good reasons why you haven’t been able to lose those last 10 pounds, and trust me, I have heard every excuse in the book. When you blame—you stay stuck. Decide TODAY that if anything is going to change in your life, it’s going to be up to you. You’ll feel an incredible sense of freedom and control. When you take responsibility, you can make changes and you can do something… which always leads to progress.