There is a silent partner in any diet and fitness plan. Sure, you will be changing the food you eat and or starting back up on regular exercise. However it is important to recognize the silent partner that makes all of this work is motivation. You can’t make any of these changes happen unless you make a commitment to making the changes.
I’ve found motivation to be an interesting ingredient. As I observe people in their healthy living journey – or in taking up any challenge really – I’ve realized motivation is not a fixed element. And that’s a good thing. The way you feel about yourself at the start – what motivates you to pick up and make a change is a need. You NEED to make something happen. In the case of a weight loss journey often you tell yourself, “OK, I need to eat more vegetables today,” or “I need to hit the gym.” Your motivation is about making change, and it is and must be powerful. You approach your tasks like a warrior and you repeat that mantra to arm yourself. Read More »