Years ago, I lost 55 pounds. It was a major feat for me. I changed my diet, and kept my daily intake under 1700 calories. I drank tons of water, and gave up diet soda. I worked with a personal trainer, and began weight/resistance training. I stayed committed to my goal, and rarely strayed. I believed in what I was doing and why.
It took me 6 months to get thinner, but I did it! Since then, I’ve gained a few pounds here and there, but have always made it my mission to get back on track.
The other night, a few of my family members got together. We haven’t seen each other in a while. A couple of my in-laws commented on my weight loss, and then complained about their own weight gain (as they ordered beer, fried food, and appetizers smothered in cheese.)
When I ordered plain grilled shrimp and spinach, I heard a phrase I’ve heard before: “Geez—you’re disciplined! Is that all you’re going to eat??”
Here’s the thing: It’s difficult to change. To lose weight. To stay disciplined and resist temptation. But, at the end of the day, if you want to drop the pounds, you have to drop the bad habits and become committed to change.
After all, you can’t expect different results—in your career, your diet, your life—if you keep doing the same things.
You have to change.
And, once you do, you’ll enjoy better results!
Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan