Losing weight is similar to any struggle toward something really worth achieving. When you power through the struggle, you come out a better, stronger person on the other side, not just a smaller one. In your fight against fat, it might help to focus on the words of others who have come out on the other side of struggle, before you.
“Don’t give up on what you want most, for what you want right now.”
This is the essence of self-control. Scientists call it executive function, and it is essentially holding out for a favorable outcome later, in lieu of a pleasurable experience in the present. This function is controlled by an area of your brain called the prefrontal cortex. And the good news is that you can exercise it, like a muscle. Meaning that the more you use self-control, the easier it is to control your self!
“Nothing will work, unless you do.” -Maya Angelou
No matter which diet or workout plan you choose to follow, you won’t be successful until you commit to do the work and weather the discomfort that comes along with it.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
Let’s face it, when it comes to getting in shape, you are going to do better on some days than on others. The key to success is moderation. Don’t let your successes take you too high and don’t let your failures get you too far down.
“You don’t have to be great to start. But you do have to start to be great.”
Every person in your gym, even the biggest hard body or fastest girl on the treadmill had a first day in there, just like you. Don’t be intimidated. Be proud of yourself for taking the hardest step.
“If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not you will find an excuse.” -Frank Banks
Your best friend’s baby shower, your kid’s first baseball game, the season finale of Breaking Bad. We all make time for the things we value. Value yourself enough to become your own number one priority, by making time to prepare healthy meals and get moving.
“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four, unless there are three other people.” -Orson Welles
See, we all deal with it. It helps to keep it in perspective.
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