Are You Doing Too Much?
Here goes ol' crazy Calum talking his be patient nonsense again.
Well folks, sit down a minute. I want to talk to you about a pretty crazy concept.
Doing one thing at a time.
So, you want to lose weight? Great! You've established a goal, and now all you have to do is determine the steps to get there! So you're going to workout 5 times per week, bike to work every day, never eat fast food again, and of course, you're going to meditate before bed! Right?
You're going to workout one time, be sore, get busy and tired from work, bail on biking, and be back on the couch eating chips watching Netflix by Wednesday.
You don't have a clue how to incorporate that much "healthy" nonsense into your life. You've never done ONE of those things consistently, let alone ALL of those things at once.
If you said I'm gonna learn to play basketball and I said cool, hey is it ok if LeBron plays on the other team? How fun do you think that game is going to be for you?
Listen, setting goals like "I want to lose 100lbs" is awesome! But it only happens if you build a foundation of work that can support that amount of weight loss. If you don't know what it takes to be 100 pounds lighter, how the heck are you going to stay 100lbs lighter??? You won't. You'll stay stuck on the same yoyo you've likely been on for years.
So, what could you do instead?
INTENTIONALLY GO SLOWLY. Do LESS than you think you should. Go so slowly that you actually WANT to do more. Do this for a few weeks, and then, add another SMALL thing into the mix.
By intentionally taking a slow, compounding approach your giving yourself time to form new, healthy, sustainable habits that will not only help you lose weight, but keep it off too.
Weight loss is hard enough as it is. Don't make it harder by convincing yourself you're not good enough to do it.