This holds true for so many different things in life but I hear this a lot when it comes to nutrition…
𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘨𝘰 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘟𝘠𝘡 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦.
But I want to ask you this, if it’s really working for you, why are you having to go back?
Truth is, one of the first things I look for when I’m deciding if something is a good plan, is whether or not it’s sustainable for the long term.
𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝟷𝟶 𝘭𝘣𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬?
Instead, I’d challenge you to look at what about it isn’t working for you.
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥.
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘺 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘦.
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥.
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦.
Can you do that on your plan?
When we start addressing the reason why you “𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬” in the first place, we can figure out the pieces that you can put into place to reach your goals for good.
Because quite honestly, I’m not impressed by how much weight you lose, or how quickly you lose it.
I’m impressed by how long you’re able to sustain it.
Ditch the timeline and learn from the process.
𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐲.
𝐁𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓.
If there’s one thing I’m getting a friendly reminder on from weighing in daily (𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩) it’s that progress is often inconsistent, slow, and an overall mindf*ck most of the times.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞.
You’ll often feel like things aren’t working.
You’ll want to change things sooner than you need to.
You’ll start to doubt if you’re capable of doing this.
You’ll want to jump at the next quick fix and promise of losing 20lbs in 20 days.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥:
You are not going to make progress every single day, or even every week or month, but so long as you’re patient…
So long as you’re consistent…
So long as you trust the process…
So long as you stop jumping ship at the sight of shiny objects or a minor frustration…
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝗪𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬.
Stay patient & consistent. You got this.