Shortcuts to Losing Weight

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You read the title right? How to lose weight, get fit, easy and fast with no effort. People pay big money to find out that secret don’t they? You don’t want to work hard, eat vegetables, cut the sweets, or even sweat – right? We’re American, we want the best thing possible and we want it now. Right?

Well tough.

There is no easy, fast, way that takes no effort. Accept that. Get over it. Then decide this:

How bad to you want to be skinny? Or maybe it’s a matter of how bad do you want to get into shape? Is it important enough to you to get past the fact that it’s not going to be easy? Because if it’s not, then you’re going to keep going down the same road you are on.

If you can accept the fact that it’s going to take work, then you’re already a step ahead. Mentality is half the battle. And with your mentality is habit. Make getting fit your habit.

I read a book recently, “Secrets of a Former Fat Girl” by Lisa Delaney. In this book, she proposes that you make a goal to yourself of two weeks to work out for. Try something new, find something you enjoy, and do it for two weeks. If after two weeks you don’t feel like doing it anymore – then don’t. Find something else! If you’re going to stick with it, you have to somewhat enjoy it.

What my husband and I did a month ago was took pictures of our flabby selves. That marked the point where we started. I looked at these pictures today and even though I don’t feel like I’ve come that far now, I still felt like I’d accomplished something so far. It helped me realize that my hard work really has paid off. Maybe not to the point that I’m aiming for – but I’ll get there.

At first, I tried to find the magic weight loss pill. The magic weight loss exercise. But the thing is, you won’t lose the weight if you don’t accept that the only way it’ll come off (and stay off) is to work for it.

Yeah, the typical “Anything worth having is worth working for” is applicable here, but I wasn’t going to get that corny on you. Yet. Hehe

Anyways, I came to this final conclusion this weekend while I was searching intensely for “Raspberry Ketones” because Dr. Oz sold me on them. I convinced myself that they would do the work for me.. I think that’s how we picture these things that are designed to help. We think, “Perfect, this is my ticket out of the work!” But scratch that out of your heads, because the keyword in this paragraph is ‘help’. These things can ‘help’ you, but they’re not going to do it for you. So treat these things for what they are; which is ‘help’.

And sometimes, they don’t even help. Do the research. If you think that something will help, ask someone who would know. For me, this was a GNC employee. They can help. But what I ended up doing in the very end was buying something that would really, truly, and probably help me.

I bought running shoes.

So if you really want to buy the secret ingredient, the magic miracle, etc. etc. then buy yourself something that really will help you. You can thank me later.

Hearts,

Sarah