03 Jun Sometimes it’s just a Little Bit Further
Have you ever tried to lose weight, but it seems like no matter how hard you try, you can’t shed the excess fat? When you set out to drop the extra pounds you set a goal in your mind. You want to lose 10, 20, maybe 30 pounds, and so you start to change your habits. You start eating healthier and you start working out more, and initially, you do start to lose weight, but after about a month of living this new lifestyle, you stop seeing any changes in your body. So in order to lose some more weight, you start working out everyday and you cut out all of the junk from your diet, and yet your love handles stick to you unceasingly, your but still remains too bubbly, and you even become convinced that if you jumped off of the top of your house and flapped your arms to and fro that the extra fat hanging from your arms would allow you take flight in the air with the rest of the creatures of the sky. So instead of sticking with it and trying to reach that goal that you set a month ago, you decide to give up on getting fit and you just go back to your old routine.
Sometimes in life, it seems like no matter how hard you try to make something happen that it won’t happen for you. You try and try and try some more, but no matter how many times you try to make that one thing that you want to happen happen, it just doesn’t work.
A lot of times we give up on achieving a goal to soon. You may be right on the edge of a break through, but because you get frustrated and discouraged that it’s not happening right now and in the way that you want it to happen, you just decide to give up on it all together. And because you’ve become so angry, you don’t allow yourself to take a step back from your situation to examine why you haven’t achieved that goal.
And there’s always a reason for why something’s not working, you just have to be willing to find it…
Perhaps even though you’re working out more then you did in the past, the workouts that you are doing are too repetitive, so your workouts have plateaued and your body is no longer changing in the way that you want it to.
If you have plateaued when it comes to trying to work on your goal, switching up how you choose to tackle the task just may help. If you keep trying it the same way time and time again and nothing happens, then doing it a different way just might allow you to experience the results that you set out to achieve. You don’t always have to work harder to achieve your goals positive thinker. Sometimes working smarter will get you to that end that you want too.
On the other hand sometimes you aren’t working as hard as you think you are. In your quest to lose weight you have forgotten about those times when you went back to the kitchen late at night for a midnight helping of rocky road ice cream. Or maybe you didn’t use the time that you had set aside for working out for its intended use, and instead of working out for the full hour, you spent most of your time stopping to answer text messages and emails in the middle of your workout.
Sometimes you really do need to put in a little bit more effort to achieve that goal that you want.
And still other times, a change is occurring slowly, but because you’re too focused on the big end goal you become unaware of the little changes that are taking place day by day. Your body may be changing, but you are so focused on the fact that you haven’t lost the 10, 20, or 30 pounds yet that you don’t realize that you are slimmer and more toned than when you first started out on your endeavor.
Positive thinker, take the time to notice the small victories on your road to achievement because those tiny “wins” can give you the hope and the fuel that you will need to keep on striving for that end goal.
Don’t give up trying.
If you really want it, then it’s okay if you have to wait awhile for it to come. When you give up you could be depriving yourself of living the life you want, so don’t give up positive thinker. If you don’t see the results that you want then take a step back from the situation and examine what’s keeping you from achieving your goal, and once you have realized what’s stopping you, make the decision to jump back in to the task at hand and make the necessary changes to make that dream of yours a reality. Keep on trying positive thinker because what you’ve been working towards could be closer then you think.
Remember positive thinker, “Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen.”