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Stop Complaining and Start Doing

Are you part of the 99% that is unhappy and complaining about your weight and are doing nothing about it?  Do you feel that it is unfair that 1% are successful with weight loss and fitness?

Let me ask you this question?  Are you spending more time complaining about your weight than actually doing something about it?  Think about it.  I personally know many people who are very unhappy with the way they look and how they feel and yet, do nothing about it.

During a recent consultation,  when the subject of fitness came up, the response was…  I don’t want to workout… because it’s work and I don’t want to work.  When the subject of diet and nutrition came up, although the person was well aware of how bad processed foods are and all the harmful ingredients that are in processed foods, well, let’s just say they didn’t want to throw away the Pop Tarts and all the other calorie laden “foods” that have no nutritional value.

Friends, clients and family, people I personally know, and maybe you too, know exactly what it is you need to do to lose unwanted pounds and belly fat, and yet, choose to do nothing about it.  It’s not like you don’t have the knowledge and don’t know what to do, but how do you expect to have any type of success if you don’t put your knowledge into action?  When you think about, do you really have the right to complain? 

 “You can either make excuses, or you can get results, but you can’t do both”  ~ Tom Venuto

So what about the 1%?
The 1% who is motivated to eat the foods that will give them a lean, healthy body and workout take their motivation and turn it into a habit, ie., a lifestyle.

They don’t view giving up junk food for healthier foods as punishing themselves or depriving themselves.  They view each workout as personal challenge, to push harder and be better than the last workout.

They don’t complain…. they just do it!  If they’re not getting the results they want, they don’t make excuses…. they tweak their diet, make changes to their workout program, consult a professional….they don’t waste time complaining…. they act.

So what can you do?
I’m going to break it down for you in a simple process.

The first step is to make a list of the things you ARE doing that are not contributing to your desire to lose weight.  By doing this, this help to make you more aware of bad habits you have so you can work on changing those bad habits to good habits.  For instance, if you know that you drink more than 1 soda every day, you can then make a conscious decision to drink 1 less soda per day.  If you drink 1 less soda per day for a month, that’s a total of eliminating 30 servings of soda in a month which can make a huge (no pun intended) over the course of time.

The next thing you should do is make a list of things you CAN do that contribute to your desire to lose weight.  When you look over your list of things you CAN do, pick 1 item that you know you can stick with for 30 days.  After 30 days, you will have developed a good habit.

Going back to the soda example, that may be the 1 thing you can do over 30 days.  After 30 days go back to your list and pick another item that you can do while still sticking to the first item you chose the previous month.  Let’s say you decided that you will set aside 30 minutes of time, 3 days a week to exercise.  By sticking to this, you will have begun to develop the habit of exercising.

Small changes can make big differences
You don’t have to take an all or nothing approach.  It’s the small things you do consistently over the long haul that can make all the difference in the world.  Over time, it becomes a habit…. and a way of life.

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  1. 4 Comment(s)

  2. By Nelson | Reply

    1% er, Shari thanks for posting this. It is so hard for people to admit to change their ways. I thought I would never get back into a good shape after treating my body like it could heal from everything I had put it through and keeping the same life-style. I have broke my L2 vertabre, ruptured my L2 disk, had hernia surgery, and have Afib (heart condition). With ALL of this I am in the gym 3 times a week and eating right, and feeling great NOW! I love your blog and ideas, keep it up! Thanks

  3. By Nelson | Reply

    By the way, my injuries were NOT caused from going to the gym, BUT they could have been prevented or lessened by going to the gym!

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    I tend not to leave many remarks, however i did a few searching and wound up
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    com. And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind. Is it only me or does it give the impression like a few of these comments come across like coming from brain dead people? 😛 And, if you are writing on additional online sites, I’d
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    You can easily connect with me on Social Media simply by clicking on the Social Media Icons that are posted on the right hand side of my home page just below my newsletter sign up form where it says connect with me on these sites.

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