What do you see when you look at this picture? Do you see New Year’s starting point? Every picture tells a story. What if I told you this picture represents a 100lb weight loss in a 6 month period? Does that change your interpretation? What’s it like to significantly change your life in 6 months? Several things can and need to happen....
Physically… you can now go shopping at a “Normal person’s Clothing Store”. You can fly on an airplane without asking for a seatbelt extender. You can hang out with a large group of people and not worry about what everyone’s thinking about you. You won’t have to wear certain things
to hide anything you’re self conscious about. You’ll have more energy and actually look forward to the start of your day. If you have children, you’ll be a more present parent because you can run and play with them.
Mentally… What does it take to commit to that first step? Sometimes the only thing you need to do is just take action. Just commit to doing something. Even if your first step takes you the wrong direction, at least you will have learned something. It’s so cliche but if you take a single step everyday, imagine where you’ll be at the end of the year? For example, if you want to lose 100lbs in a year that’s only 8.3lbs a month, or just under 2 pounds a week. I’m guessing most people can wrap their head around those small goals. Create your goal then break it down into small bites.