If you are like the average person out there, you have, at one point or another, had at least a few extra pounds you would like to see disappear. Maybe you have always been overweight, maybe the pounds sneaked up on you when you started watching football instead of playing it, or maybe that baby weight thinks it’s staying until the kids go off to college.
7 Inspirational Quotes to Guide You on Your Weight Loss Journey
Whether you need to get rid of the love handles and the muffin top, or find those sculpted abs you know are in there somewhere, what you need is a weight-loss plan. And some inspiration.
As fast and fun as it might have been to put those pounds on, it will take longer to get leaner again. But in the words of Maya Angelou: “All great achievements require time.” They also require a plan. Below are seven inspirational quotes to help you keep that plan in mind.
“This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.” – Scott Reed
Every great journey or accomplishment starts with a goal, and successful weight loss is no exception. Whether you want to lose 5 pounds, 50 pounds, or more, you need to set your sights on that specific goal and make a plan to work towards it. You can’t lose that last pound until you figure out how to lose the first one.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” – Kenneth H. Blanchard
With a realistic commitment to your weight loss goal, you will define the circumstances that lead to your success. You can still be interested in eating cookies in front of the TV, but you have to be committed not to.
“Little by little does the trick.” – Aesop
Aesop may have told many a tale, but he speaks the truth. Weight loss is a long-term endeavor. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, slow but steady wins the race. Focus and dedication always come out on top in the long run. Just ask the tortoise.
“You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go.”
On any given day you will come across people who are faster or slower than you, but you will always beat the people who couldn’t be inspired out of bed or off the couch. Motivation may be hard to find sometimes, but the front door never is. Sometimes it’s best not to think. Just grab your shoes and go. Go. Go.
“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins knows a thing or two about motivation, and this saying holds particularly true if your routine is likely to get interrupted. Sticking to the commitment is more important than sticking to the routine. If you only have twenty minutes instead of an hour, take the twenty. It’s twenty more than zero. Can’t get to the gym today? Go for a walk, work out in your basement, or dance while you do the dishes.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
This is from the man who touted “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” Teddy Roosevelt came across a few challenges in his day, but he didn’t let that deter him from making history. You don’t need fancy shoes, clothes or equipment to be able to reach your goal. Stay active and work on your winning attitude.
“People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.” – Lewis Cass
Lewis Cass is onto something fundamental to weight-loss success here. And the first person this applies to is you. If you’re also motivated to stick to your plan by what other people think, bonus. Actions speak louder than words, and if you follow through on your commitment, you will inspire not only yourself but those around you as well.
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For most people, the biggest obstacle to weight loss is the belief that they won’t succeed. That nasty little naysayer inside your head that says you won’t make it is probably the same one that told you to super-size those fries. If that little voice inside your head is telling you to start on Monday, go ahead and start on Monday. As long as today is Monday. When it comes to weight loss and motivation, the operative word isn’t so much no, as now.