To be successful with weight loss and the management thereafter, it’s going to take time. But listen up. It’s totally worth it; there’s more to weight loss than weight. In 1992 I was 20 pounds overweight. I wanted to lose the weight, but all the things I was trying weren’t working. If my mind projected a picture you would have seen a desert. No landmarks, no sense of direction, no color, no contrast. I was thirsty.
What gave me a drink was an Indiana Hoosier Basketball game. At the time, I was a freshman at a small private college. The first month was okay, but as months ticked by and the newness wore off, the weight inched on. This college was more clicky than high school, and I didn’t want to live like that anymore. I wanted to be happy, to find me, to be free. Please help me Lord.
My roommates and I were watching TV in the common area when the basketball game came on. It wasn’t like I’d never seen a Hoosier basketball game, my dad is a big fan. But it was something a roommate said that stirred my core, “I’d love to go to Indiana.” I looked at her as she watched the game and asked, “Why don’t you?” She responded, “Because I don’t know anyone and I don’t think I can get in.”
Her answer triggered something inside me. You’re letting the fear of not knowing, stop you? It was as if I was asking myself that question. As I watched the game and the exciting fans…I began to want to be a part of that picture. I wanted a large university experience.
Be true to yourself
In the fall of ’93, I was officially an Indiana University student. I was in a new setting, with new people, and new goals. PLUS I had season basketball tickets! I did it. It wasn’t easy, but it was a game-changer. And you know what happened? I lost the 20+ pounds within 6 months; all because I looked at my thought process first. On the surface, I wanted to lose weight, but deep down I wanted to explore who I was and be true to myself. And when that was put into motion, the weight naturally came off.
Are you asking yourself the right question/s before you start your weight loss plan? Do you have a picture of what you want to be a part of?
To the core:
Which leads me to the core: it’s not what we’re eating or doing, it’s what we’re thinking. It’s not the weight on our bodies that give us frustration; it’s the weight we carry around in our minds that trip us up.
First off, I’m not going to tell you how to lose weight; you’re going to do that. Why? Because I want YOU to see results in more areas than one. I want you to live in harmony with your body, mind, and heart for the rest of your life…not just swimsuit season. And only YOU can make that happen, not someone telling you what to do.
My secret to weight loss starts with W: 5 questions you’ll want to answer.
1: What is your WHY? Why do you want to lose weight? I’m not talking surface answers here. Peal that off, look under that. WHY?
2: What are you WRESTLING with? What’s blocking you from making this happen? What are you carrying around with you? Stress? A belief? Fear? Identity crisis? Loneliness?
3: What is your WAY? In other words, what method works for YOU to reach your weight goals? What are you going to do EACH WEEK to make this happen?
4: What will you WIN? By reaching your goal, what is it going to do for you? Freedom? Confidence? More energy? More outgoing? Motivation? Purpose?
5: What is it WORTH?
I’m happy to say I’ve kept the weight off ever since my Indiana days; even after having a baby and going through steroid treatment for an ailment. I have managed the weight; not the other way around.
If you’re having trouble answering those 5 questions or want to dig deeper, I would love to walk with you and discover things you might have not known. You may find the desert is only a mirage. There is no better feeling than saying, “I finally figured it out.”
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