It’s only week #2 and I’m ready to quit.. help?

What is it about the two-week point in your quest to eat clean and lose weight that is so tough to get past? I’ve heard from many of you that you do GREAT for two weeks and then ‘something’ happens, and before you know it- you’re off track (again?).
We could talk forever about the reasons why… but can I just encourage you for a bit? Thanks, thanks (this is my favorite part). :-)

So…
Look how far you’ve come.
No really, do it. When you started two weeks ago, did you think you could make it this far? It’s TOUGH to let go of junk food and sodas and sugary coffee drinks… etc..
VERY tough.
But you did it. YOU did it.
YOU started (which is the toughest part of all) when everyone else was still making excuses. (Do you need to reread that last sentence? It’s HUGE.)
YOU stepped up and took control of your life and your eating habits in spite of a very busy life.

Remember this.
Remember how hard it was and how much you worked to overcome the obstacles.
Remember every time you chose something healthy over something unhealthy. Remember how hard you worked to plan your meals so you would have good food to eat.
Remember.. and be proud of yourself.

Now let’s look forward.
You have a goal, whether its a number on the scale, a certain size pair of jeans, running a marathon, you name it.. but YOU have it. It’s all yours.
See that goal, take a few minutes to see yourself THERE. Finished.
No matter how you’re feeling right now, let me just tell you..
That goal.. YOUR goal is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY possible. Did you hear me?
It’s possible.
You just need to do one thing.

Keep going.

Don’t quit. Don’t try to figure out how you’re going to ‘do this’ for months or years.
Think about your next meal and making it healthy.
Think about kicking some serious butt in your next workout.
Take it one choice, one action, one decision at a time.

Don’t quit.

Take a deep breath (or six) and focus on your goal and do what it takes to stay in the game.
This is your life, and your goal and they are worth fighting for.
You can do this.
Yes, YOU can.
Now, go be the awesome, motivated, hard working, WINNER that you are.
Yeah, you can do that, too.

“I wanna get in shape this year, but….”

Good grief.. there’s always a ‘but’ or an excuse in there somewhere… right?!

“I don’t want to give up my starbucks, I need it to get going.”
“You don’t understand how much I love bread.”
“I just have these cravings for ice cream and I can’t help myself.”
“You don’t expect me to give up chocolate, do you?”
“I have to have my diet coke.”

What’s wrong with us these days? Why do we think we can get something for nothing? Why do we think we can have something amazing without sacrifice?

It’s this simple.
Ready?
If you want to be fit and healthy, you gotta start by giving up the crap you’re eating and drinking.

That’s it.
No other way around it.
Nothing of value comes without hard work. And sometimes the hardest work is walking away from our crutches.

If you’re not willing to address your food addictions, emotional eating, and bad habits, get comfortable where you are, because that’s where you’re staying.


So the question is simple.
What do YOU want and what are you willing to give up for it?

The rest of that quote is this:
Set your priorities and go to work. (Hunt)
You can do it.

This year doesn’t have to be a repeat of all the other years, it really doesn’t. This year can be the one you drop the excuses and change your life for good. It all boils down to this.

You must decide.

Just begin.

Where ever you are is the best place to start.

So many distractions in life to take our minds off of what we’re aiming for, what we’re trying to become or finish. So many forks in the road.
So many excuses. :-)
The awesome thing is, we never have to wait for tomorrow or even Monday to start over. We don’t have to wait till we’re a certain size to go back to the gym and we don’t have to wait till we have our own act together before we can reach out and help someone else along. We don’t have to wait for anything to do what we know we need to do.
We just have to decided we want to start over. We have to want to.
The line is in the stand, just step over it. Don’t wait for an invitation or approval.
And definitely don’t wait for the right time, because you’re gonna be sitting there for a long time. :-)
It’s always the right time to do something good.

Where ever you are is the best place to start.