If you want to be successful on your weight loss journey, there are a few things that will give you as big of a jump-start as acceptance.
Acceptance is not about surrendering your power, or giving up, it’s about clarity. It’s understanding your circumstances and orienting yourself so that you can create a course of action that will get you the results that you want.
Here are a few key things you need to accept about the journey ahead of you:
Results happen over time, not over night.
You didn’t get into the position you’re in in a week, and you won’t get out of it in a week. The more weight you have to lose, the longer it’s going to take. It’s just that simple.
There is no magic pill.
Or weight loss tea, or waist trainer or whatever magic quick-fix product you might come across. The idea of quick fixes and magic solutions is SO nice, but here’s the truth: if these things worked they wouldn’t be a billion dollar industry. If one of these products was the magic solution, there wouldn’t be new ones popping up around every corner.
Instead, it would be on every major news station, every scientific publication and every single person in the world would be talking about it. It would be revolutionary. Every time you buy a weight-loss pill, a skinny-tea, or something that’s touted as a get-thin-without-effort solution – you are giving your power away to con artists.
You will have setbacks, guaranteed.
Whether you slip up and eat the world, or you get a cold and have to take a week off, or you go on vacation and let things slide. You will have setbacks, every person does to some degree – and if you don’t…well congrats you’re not human. For the rest of us mere mortals, the reality is that life happens.
We get distracted, discouraged, and overwhelmed. This is normal. It doesn’t make you any less of a person, or less worthy of your goals. In fact, the opposite is true. Your journey is only as profound as the things you had to overcome along the way. It’s the difficult moments that will build your character and make the end goal that much more meaningful. The key is to commit to overcoming these situations, and plan ahead for what you’ll do when these things do come up.