How To Get Out Of Your Weight Loss Funk Today
Written by: Georgette LePage, Executive Contributor
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In all honesty, most of us who have been on the weight loss rollercoaster a time or two (or a hundred) have become so discouraged by not making noticeable progress with shedding pounds that we know what it feels like to be down and out. Whether you have 5-10 or more pounds to lose, it can feel hopeless at times to dig yourself out of the hole of despair when you so desperately want extra weight to melt away. Each person’s amount of weight that they want to lose is insignificant in terms of importance; my 5 pounds can be as challenging as someone else’s 20 pounds, etc. I always discourage my clients from hopping on “the compare and despair gerbil wheel” since we all have different goals that are equally as important and worthy.
Do you ever suddenly notice that your clothes are a little snug or that the scale has inched its way up right before your eyes? How upsetting this can feel since we wonder how it could have happened so fast! Pause and ask yourself if this is really the case or has it been happening for a while and you just didn’t realize it? How did it sneak up on you? Did it really? Where has your focus been other than on your weight and why? I highly recommend asking yourself these questions with compassion, love, and patience, as if you were your own best friend. Get curious about what happened and make a list of facts that got you where you are today. Be honest with yourself to be able to move toward a solution.
Once you have a list of the facts, dig deep and remind yourself of why you want to weigh less than you do right now. Be real and be very specific. Add this to your list of facts in the form of one statement. When you know your why, or your motivating factor (MOFA), you can then move forward. This step is key to assess your motivation and determination level. In plain language, “How badly do you want to lose weight?”
Answer this question truthfully in order to move to the next part: YOUR FIRST IMMEDIATE STEP.
Take one step right now, just one! Don’t wait until tomorrow or Monday morning or until after the next dessert or special dinner with friends; START WITH ONE SMALL ACTION STEP RIGHT NOW. That is how you officially start coming up for air from the rabbit hole called “your funk” in order to get unstuck from making no progress at all. Small logical steps start the progress toward weight loss immediately. I assure you that once you take the first action step, you are officially on your way to dropping unwanted pounds. Immediate action pushes you one step closer to the results that you want. Be bold and move forward. Be in charge of your thoughts and believe that the time is right now. Be worthy enough to do this work. Be confident in your abilities to be strong and determined. The only thing you have to lose by getting started is weight; and isn’t that the point?
If this has been your daily story of putting off getting started to shed pounds and it seems important enough at this moment to change, just take ONE step and get started. It can be as simple as cutting out sugar, drinking more water, or writing down your food to see what you are really eating. There are so many options, so start with one that you can do right now! No more excuses for getting started, no more reasons why it might not work, and no more time staying stuck in your weight loss funk. Do you need help, support, and encouragement? Reach out to me to see how I do exactly that for my clients so that they can look better, feel better, and be their best selves on the inside out…one step at a time! It’s your turn and you are worth it!
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Georgette LePage, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Georgette LePage is a certified Health and Life Coach who empowers women all around the world to lose their mental weight first in order to then lose their physical weight. Her approach is honest, real, clear, and genuine with transformational habit change and mindset reset methods. Georgette’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Her focus on a healthy lifestyle inspires her clients to leave behind old diet culture thoughts and patterns in order to embrace fresh and simple ways to live their best lives without diet drama. Empowerment, self-confidence, and self-care are cornerstones of the programs that she offers. She helps her clients to get the results that they want with realistic, real-life strategies. She lives her own life the way she coaches others. She listens to what her clients want and guides them with compassion and accountability as they achieve their goals. She works with people of all ages (teens to seniors and every age in between) who are ready to live a healthier, more joyful life. Georgette also hosts the talk radio show WHY WEIGHT? with Dr. Pat Baccili on Transformational Talk Radio. In addition to speaking English, she also is fluent in French and Spanish. Georgette has 32 years of experience as a World Language Teacher, as well. Her coaching motto is: Feel better. Look better. Be your best self!