Weight Loss Story: Drop The Excuses, Drop The Weight

A key ingredient to any weight loss program is motivation. Without an adequate amount of motivation, it won’t matter what diet or exercise program you choose because you won’t stick with it long enough to see results. That is what makes loosing weight difficult. For most of us, excuses are much easier to come by than motivation. While our own minds can drum up excuses with almost no effort at all, we often have to look to external sources to find something that motivates us. That is why I like to share weight loss success stories with you when I find them. When you see an everyday, normal, average person who has been successful in something that you want to accomplish, it is natural to think to yourself, “If that guy can do it, I certainly can.” My hope is that if I provide you with enough opportunities to have that thought, eventually those thoughts will turn into actions and you will decide it is time to prove that you can do it.

The weight loss story I want to share with you today is all about how easy it is to come up with excuses and how to overcome them. Take a couple minutes to watch this video and listen closely to what this man has to say about his excuses.

There are a few interesting things that stuck out to me in this video. First of all, this guy’s excuses were pretty typical. I’m sure his situation was difficult for him, but no more difficult than yours, mine, or anybody else’s situation. He was waiting for the ideal situation before he did anything to promote his health. The problem is, rarely will you find yourself in the ideal situation. Life will always be a distraction. If you’re going to lose weight, you have to want it more than you want your distractions. If you noticed what the guy said in the video, he didn’t want it enough. When the interviewer asked him why he didn’t at least take a walk three nights a week, he responded that he was just tired of his situation and wanted to eat. With that attitude, he was never going to lose weight. So what changed it for him? Well, this is the part of the video that I actually don’t think is a good example. It wasn’t until his excuses dried up that he decided to do anything about his weight. His life returned to normal and he realized that all the things he had been using as excuses were no longer a part of his life and he had nobody to blame but himself. I don’t recommend waiting until you get to that point because that point may never come for you. Your life might stay crazy and hectic forever. If you wait for things to settle down, you may never reach your weight loss goals.

If you are prone to making excuses, take some time this week to do some self evaluation. Look at the things in your life that are holding you back, your excuses. Are they legitimate or are they just excuses? What can you do to eliminate them or work around them? Start small and build upon your successes. Anything you can do to take you closer to your health and weight loss goals is better than nothing. Find what works for you. The man in this video lost 65 pounds using one of the eDiets Meal Plans. If that is the sort of thing that appeals to you, go for it. If not, find something that does. For you, maybe an in-home exercise program is what you need. Whatever it is, there is no time like the present to get started down the path to a happier and healthier life.


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