For a few weeks I have been trying to get back on the wagon and lose my baby weight that I had put on throughout my pregnancy with my second son James.
Now, I confess that my head was not in the game and I wasn’t motivated to change my diet to get the changes that I want. Whilst listening to a podcast during my sons night feed about people changing and getting the results that they want, there are two words that you have to stick to, to get the results you desire.
When I heard this, something clicked in my head.
No one else can get the result for me. I want to lose my baby weight so it is my responsibility to do so. At the end of the day if I don’t get the result I am looking for, who or what can I blame.
I can make excuses,
“I don’t have time”
“It just easier if I eat this”
“My body can’t change after having two children”
“My metabolism is slowing down now I am over 30″
These are just excuses that show me that I am not prepared to put the work in, excuses that I can use to hide from my lack of effort.
If you go and look at any health and fitness magazine in the shops you will see a headline that says:
“6 days to 6 pack”
“Unreal transformation in 7 days”
You know the ones, the articles that promise the world and you follow religiously for the desired number of days but at the end you look no different.
It is human nature, we want quick results with minimal effort.
The truth is to look great and feel great it is doing what works for us everyday. It is not quick fixes.
If you speak to any sports professional they will say that they eat a healthy diet 365 days a year and they train X number of times a week without fail and continually work to improve their results. They do not eat really well for 1 week and then binge the next, they wont train hard in the gym for a few months and then take a few months off. Everyday they build on the foundations they have built by being consistent in everything they do.
This week, yes just 7 days ago I decided to shift my mindset and think about these two words.
I am going to get back into all my pre pregnancy clothes, that is the result I want. No one else is responsible, no one else can get me there.
Everyday I will make good food choices, I will not starve myself. I will ensure that I am consistently getting adequate amount of protein, good fats and carbohydrates.
I am the person in charge of how I look and feel. I am the one who will change.
So far I have stuck to this and lost weight and I am feeling better. I still have a way to go, but I will get there.
A great quote by Tony Robbins to finish on is:
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, its what we do consistently”