Weight loss motivation can be a very powerful tool for helping you stay focused and committed to your diet and exercise plan. However, motivation to stick with dieting and exercising can be compromised when one important rule is not followed. In this article today I’m going to talk about this rule and how you can avoid it.
Okay, to better explain what I’m talking about, I’m going to tell a quick fictional story about a fictional person. Let’s call her Sarah.
Now, Sarah is an overweight woman who is fed up with how she looks and how she feels. She has had enough. She wants to change her body and improve her health no matter what.
So, she searches around and finds a good diet program and exercise program she feels she can stick with, and so she gets started with it.
Then, one day Sarah goes into work and her boss is throwing a party for everyone for meeting the sales quota for the month. Now it just so happens that the party… is a pizza party with lots of soda! Uh-oh!
But… Sarah refuses to give in!
The night before she prepared some grilled chicken breast, roasted red potatoes, and steamed broccoli to bring with her to work the next day for lunch.
So, while everyone is having pizza, Sarah is having her super healthy lunch with a big bottle of water followed up with a cup of green tea.
Sarah wasn’t feeling down about it, nor was she bragging about how she is eating healthy while everyone else is one slice of pizza away from having a heart attack!
Then five o’clock hits and it’s time for Sarah to go home.
She gets home and greets her husband and kids. She then tells her husband about her victory today with avoiding giving into eating pizza and just sticking with eating her healthy lunch. Being the supportive husband, he gives her a warming “I’m proud of you honey”.
So now Sarah changes into her house clothes and goes into the kitchen to prepare dinner. Being in the spirit of healthy living, she decides to go online and check out some health videos…
She then comes across a video talking about why a particular type of diet isn’t effective…
And within this video, the person talking mentions a “slap in the face” comment that goes against what Sarah just went through today…
The person in this video states that “it is socially unacceptable to be fat and unhealthy and eat like a health freak”. What the BLEEP?!
So basically this person is saying that if you are out of shape, it isn’t cool for you to eat healthy while everyone else isn’t? It’s unacceptable? Huh?
But now Sarah doesn’t go with her first reaction in her gut and realises that what this person is saying is bunch of nonsense. She takes it to heart. She now feels confused and bad. She now starts saying: “maybe I should have had that pizza with my co-workers”. And now begins the downward spiral of losing motivation and focus… and Sarah later ends up right back to unhealthy eating.
Sad, isn’t it?
Well my friend, this is what I’m trying to make the point on: GO WITH YOUR GUT!
If you are reading or seeing some type of weight loss advice out there that just doesn’t sit right with you, ignore it or investigate it further. Furthermore, if people come up with some asinine crap such as “it’s socially unacceptable to be fat and unhealthy and eat like a health freak”, then clearly that’s someone you want to ignore by all means!
Bottom line, the Internet is a cesspool of weight loss tips and tricks, and not all of it is bad advice or hurtful recommendations. But because there is so much of it, the only defense you have to ensure that what you are feeding your brain with is good and helpful advice, is your gut instinct.
So, I hope that this story above and my weight loss motivation tip has helped you and made you realize just how important and effective natural instinct truly is!