My Motivation To Lose Weight | Rest and Reflection | Day 56 of 90 Day Challenge

by Erica

my motivation to lose weight

Week 1 of 90 Day Challenge

My motivation to lose weight started when I finally said, “I’ve had enough!” and I decided that I wasn’t going to live like this anymore.

But the biggest thing holding me back was me and my belief system.

When I took a good, long hard look at myself I discovered that I never really believed I was capable of actually losing 50lbs. I never believed that that was possible for me. Worse yet, I didn’t believe I was worthy of losing weight and looking great.

But something snapped this year. And I think it had something to do with yet another diet product coming on the market and promising extraordinary results. I got mad. Mad because I had tried so many new fad diets. Each one promising to be the one.

I’d heard it all before! Failed at every single one of them. Never completely getting down to goal weight. Getting maybe half way there and quitting for one reason or another. And I refused to be sucked in yet again.

I decided that I was going to give it one LAST shot – but I was going to do it MY WAY!

So I dug deep and found my motivation to lose weight. I threw away the bathroom scales, the tape measure, the calorie counter, the food scales and every single b!%%dy diet book I owned and went back to basics.

my motivation to lose weight

Week 8 of 90 Day Challenge

I decided to eat only foods from nature and I committed myself to doing exercises I enjoyed, and to do this for 90 days.

“My Way” has been to eliminate alcohol, sugar, flour, red meat, protein bars, protein shakes and anything containing ingredients I can’t pronounce or don’t recognize!

My eating for the past 8 weeks has consisted mainly of chicken, fish, eggs, brown rice, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, lo-fat dairy products, herbs, spices, oats, gluten-free bread, rice crackers, pure fruit jam and honey.

I’ve made it a point to eat every 3 hours or so and to listen to my body.

These are my results after 8 weeks of following my own program.

 

Who do you think is on to something? Me, or the multi-billion dollar diet industry??? And I still have 5 weeks to go!

My motivation to lose weight is stronger than ever. I see progress. Those aren’t rock hard abs by the way. There’s still about an inch of fat (my own pinch test) to get rid of. But it’s a long way from where I started 8 weeks ago.

So my message today is this: Diet’s don’t work. They don’t work because they’re complicated and you feel deprived. We don’t need to make weight loss complicated.

It’s so simple. Think of your body like a car, and your mouth to your stomach is the fuel tank. If you put too much fuel in it’s going to spill out the top and be wasted. And if you put the wrong fuel in it’s not going to go anywhere. It’s going to cough and splutter and eventually quit on you.

Same goes for your body. If you put too much fuel (food) in, it’s going to spill all over your body as wastage (fat). And if you put the wrong fuel in like junk food filled with fat and sugar, after a while it’s going to be harder and harder for your body to move effectively. I hate to say it but look at my post from yesterday, “Overweight Guy Asks For Help.”┬áRobert’s not going anywhere for a while. He’s trapped in his own body. What a tragedy.

I hope you find inspiration in this post. The only thing I want for you, is what I have wanted for myself all my life. And that’s for you to get the real tools to get in the best shape of your life, once and for all.

It’s taken me 33 years to get to this point. I hope it doesn’t take you that long and that somewhere in these pages you find the inspiration and motivation you need to be done with this issue in your life.

Thank you for reading … I’ll see you tomorrow.

 

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