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When You Just Decide To Do It

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

One day I listened to a weight loss podcast and found it inspirational. So I started following a simple plan that was offered free of charge. The plan worked. Well, lets say that I worked the plan, and I made one simple decision. I decided that I was never going to quit on myself again.

I am pretty sure I had made this decision a million times before in my life. So what made this time different? For some reason I finally understood all the many plans and ideas that I had never fully grasped before. I finally understood how important it is to retrain the brain from the old thinking. I finally understood how important it is to do repetitive actions even if they seemed boring and silly. I finally understood how a little slip up is just that. It doesn't mean you throw away all your hard work. It actually means that you get a chance to learn wonderful important things about yourself. And I finally understand what it truly means to be committed and know that I will never give up. I will never fail another diet. I will never regain this weight I am losing now because I have all the tools to keep myself motivated and on track - I have the plan that is my healthy living plan for the rest of my life. This is NOT a diet this is my life of healthy eating and exercising. This is my plan for keeping my mind from getting stuck. This is my plan for understanding how to problem solve when I go through an illness or other difficult life situations.

I had no idea that I had this in my fingertips all the time. I had all the answers. I was always doing things right. I just was missing the part about never giving up on myself. I was missing the part that said -- your brain always wants to take you back to something easier and something familiar. I was missing the part that said, I have to be in charge and want to make the changes even when my brain is trying to take me back to the old and familiar eating patterns.

I feel so empowered. I feel so free. I feel so successful. And I still have quite a few pounds to go before I reach my goal. But for the first time in my life, I know I will reach it. I know nothing will stop me now.

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