When you’re trying to lose weight or think you should, you’re always looking for what you can do, what will work and what’s worked for others.
In the end we either think we can’t afford the things they do or the time. We all do it and we all know it’s just more excuses we tell ourselves to justify why we’re at the point where we are.
So how can we lose weight if we can never afford healthy food or find time to work out?
First we need to STOP telling ourselves both of those things. They’re lies.
Anyone can eat healthier, budgets are made of money not food. Food is diverse and just because it’s healthy doesn’t make it expensive. Cut out junk food, replace it with veggies, rice cakes, natural peanut butter or unsalted nuts. Cut excess sugar, don’t get things CRAMMED with sugar. We know what they are, it’s not that surprising to know soda, teas, fancy creamer, alcohol and sweets are full of fat and sugar. Take the extra minute and read the label, if anywhere says “high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, fructose” or 10 zillion things you can’t pronounce, stay away from it.
Time, we all have 24 hours in a day, no one has more than anyone else, it’s what we do with it that makes the difference. To say we don’t have 10-60 minutes through the day we could dedicate to our health is just us telling ourselves we’re not really ready to do it.
When we want something we do anything to get it. Think of something you want, anything, a pair of shoes, a new phone whatever. What do we do to get things? We work for it. We sacrifice buying something else we don’t NEED so we can save up for what we want. We’ll scrimp and save until we get it and then we feel AWESOME for getting it.
Weight loss is EXACTLY the same. If we want it, we need to realize we’re the ones in our way. We’re the ones making us stay this way, it’s not the companies who sell the food, it’s the person buying it.
If we WANT it, REALLY want it, we will make the sacrifices necessary and reap the benefits. Others who are succeeding at losing weight don’t do so without sacrifice. If they’re not doing the work or making the sacrifices, it shows. They won’t have the progress they want or it will be sporadic.
The truth is, we need to come to terms with the fact that we either ACTUALLY care about getting healthy and losing the weight or we don’t.
It’s okay NOT to but we can’t be upset about anyone but ourselves for making unhealthy habits more important to us.
These are my personal results from practicing the above practices. I don’t eat perfect all the time, I make healthier decisions. I have chocolate every now and then and I don’t work out more than 45 minutes in a day. I also miss workouts during the week o.O