There was a time in this world when the need to lose weight was completely ignored. People ate very well, but they worked hard to make up for it. They woke up early in the morning and then began in a long day’s work. This work was mostly physical “hands on” labor. Folks worked on fields digging, sowing, and harvesting. They tilled they soil, rode horses, worked on farms and ranches. The end result was they could afford to eat almost anything they wanted in whatever quantities they wanted.
But that was many years ago, and life styles have changed. Most of us have sedentary jobs that demand little or no exercise at all. As a result, weight gain has become a major concern for almost every city dweller.
Why Do You Want To Lose Weight?
Seems like an obvious question doesn’t it? Scratch beneath the surface and you will find your true motivation that will keep you dedicated until you achieve your goal.
What do you hope to get out of this program?
Why do you want to lose weight?
Is it simply because it was on your New Year's resolution list of goals to achieve?
Is it for a reunion you’ll be attending?
Is it for a holiday?
Is it to fit into your old clothes or perhaps a slinky little outfit you want to get into?
I know it’s difficult but these days it seems that you can’t turn a magazine page or change a channel without seeing an emaciated, skinny teenager touted as being the image we should all aspire to.
The media images we are fed are false ideals, this is certainly not how regular people look neither should we be forced into a mould to achieve it.
We are all different and the world is a richer place for it. Just because we may not be 100 pounds, leggy and 5 feet 11 doesn’t mean that we are not beautiful.
Just because we don’t fit into that template of what is deemed beautiful by an industry obsessed with perfection does not mean that we are incapable of ourselves being beautiful and looking our best.
If you are carrying excess weight, losing some of that weight will peel back the layers and reveal your true physical beauty lying hidden beneath. You will unearth your beauty like chiseling away at a magnificent Michelangelo sculpture, pound by pound.
You are your own masterpiece.
Just remember, you can and will look great.
So let’s get back to the reason why you want to lose the weight. Sure you want to look great, that’s a given but why else?
Whatever the reason, it has to be one based on something more impacting then just wanting to lose a few pounds because of an event or for the sake of fitting into something.
Sometimes we lose weight for the wrong reasons. Sometimes we have the misfortune of being on the wrong diets and are given incorrect information vital to our weight loss success.