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5 Reasons NOT To Throw The Towel In And To Keep Pushing Through

You did the work. They were pretty consistent. You have made some progress, but it feels difficult. You hit a wall and results slowed down. It makes you want to stop. Here is something to ponder to help you get your way and remind you why you shouldn't give up on your dream of having a healthier, fitter, leaner body, but rather the dream of – finally – not having to think or worry about yours Weight more.

5 reasons NOT to throw in the towel and keep pushing through

  1. Think how far you've come: At the very beginning, think about where you started. Think about your habits and the way you think. Think about your rapid breathing when you first started up the stairs, or the way you ate too quickly or became addicted to sugar. You have changed so much from the start. Please give yourself credit for all of the learning and all of the grafting. Get inspiration from others by reading our “8 Secrets of Successful Weight Losses”.
  2. Remember that weight loss is usually not linear: The truth is that the line on your progress graph shouldn't just go down. In fact, the best (and most sustainable) way to lose weight is done gradually – you lose, then stay the same, then lose, and so on there will also be days (maybe even weeks) when your weight stays exactly the same. Remember, there is more to getting healthier and fitter than just scales – it's also about changing habits, losing fat, and building more muscle as you get fitter. Listen to our The Truth About Libra podcast.
  3. Success usually depends on perseverance: It is persistence, hard work, and focusing on the process (not the results) that will lead you to your weight goal. Perseverance is crucial in the face of the mistakes and slip-ups that you will inevitably make. The key is to get back on track with no guilt, but with a better understanding of why you made a mistake. Perseverance means getting knocked down, but rising again – stronger and more resilient this time. You only really fail when you give up on your dreams. Check out this Ted Talk, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, and learn from research on perseverance.
  4. Weight loss is a lesson in patience: I'm an incredibly impatient person, but losing a stone almost taught me patience. It was slow and steady and for a few weeks I lost nothing. I've learned that the key to success is to be positive – even when I haven't always got the results I want. I had to work hard enough and long enough to make it through. I had to learn to perceive the process. If you stick to the calorie deficit and stick to an exercise program, everyone will see results. It turns out that "slow and steady the race wins" is true. I had to believe in myself – that it was possible – and be kind to myself on the journey. I hope you will too.
  5. Run your own race: Everyone travels differently. For some, it seems easier. It's a tough slog to others, but often you don't hear about the hard work – you just hear (or choose to do) about the success. Some people make it look easy, but it isn't. In a world full of perfectly curated lives shown on various social media, the constant pressure to compare yourself to others can be overwhelming. Remember, "Nothing of value is easy" (Theodore Roosevelt). Stop comparing yourself to others. Run your own race at your own pace. You have your own way Pursue your own success and trust your instincts – they are always right.

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