Tuesday, 7 February 2012

What's Holding You Back...

... From reaching your weight loss or fitness goals?

  1. Lack of Support?
    Then surround yourself with like minded people. If you don't have any friends or family involved, try to get at least one person involved. If that fails, the internet is a great place... join forums, read blogs or better yet, start your own blog.
    When your friends see your progress, they'll be more interested in your journey. People respond to what they can see not just words.
    So get on it!

  2. Lack of Motivation? This might seem tough but what's worked for me is reading about people's progress online. Especially those who started at a similar starting point as mine. Also saying it out loud - to friends or online that you will begin a healthy living journey gives you more reason not to give up :)

  3. Lack of Time?
    We always make time for things that are important to us... so once this is important enough, you'll slowly start to make the time and make it work for YOU!

  4. Lack of Funds?

    You don't have to join a gym to lose weight. Yes, vegetables and healthy foods are more expensive than biscuits, doughnuts, meatpies, etc but you can still eat healthy on a budget. I lost over 20 pounds during my 1st 2 months on weight watchers on a student's budget!
    Eg Buy vegetables and fish/seafood frozen. They still contain nutrients and are frozen fresh :)

Please read this earlier (and similar) post (from 2010): "I Want To But I Can't"

If there's anything you'd like to see on my blog, I'd love your suggestions/requests :)

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2 comments:

In the midst of her said...

Let's see... Whats holding me back?

Lack of encouragement. I don't have anyone right that's on the same page with me in regards to weight loss. I wish there was someone I could go to the gym with and unfortunately the motivation at times is lacking.

Adura said...

Awww, I know what you mean! I joined the gym with a friend, made a handful of friends in there! My friend had to change gyms but I already had my new friends/support system in place.

It's so important isn't it?

Please let me know what I can do... maybe I'll start a weekly check in thread so that people can share the experiences, successes and challenges? I think that could work!