Don’t give up. Don’t give in. You hear things like that all of the time. Well that is all fine and dandy for competitive sports or what not … but in truth, sometimes you really do have to give up something to GET something.
For those of you out there who want to lose weight… what are you willing to give up in order to do that? Because after all, you do not really want to lose weight – you want to RELEASE it – never to be found again. But you cannot keep living your life exactly the way you are living it now, and expect something to change. Isn’t that like the definition of insanity or something?
So you want to lose weight? Great. Are you willing to give up your fast food habit? Are you willing to give up some time so you can exercise or go to a gym? Are you willing to give up some friends? Yeah, that’s a tough one. Some friends, or so-called friends, are jealous and competitive or fearful of change. They may not like the new you. Trust me when I say this – and I say it in love – sometimes you have to let people go, so that you can be the best version of yourself.
I’m not saying you have to give up all things pleasurable. The entire journey of weight loss really should be about having fun, enjoying the adventure, and getting excited at your changes and progress. But sometimes it will be difficult to let go of old visions of yourself. Let go of that comfort food you turn to when you’re emotional. Let go of your sugar addiction, if you have one. Let go of the mentality that it will somehow magically start on Monday and all will be well with the world.
So – yes – you will gain a lot … hopefully you will gain confidence, and some new amazing peeps in your social circle with common interest (and gain stronger bonds with the previous friends). You will gain new places to shop as you no longer need plus sized clothing. You will gain attention. You will gain, after all, longevity. Unless you step in front of a train. So don’t do that, okay?
Now tell me … or make a list … what are you willing to give up so that you can gain your health and add years to your lifespan ?
“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
As Always, Make Champion Choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady