Upon starting your weight loss journey, this is the point where you should be ready to begin. If you’ve been following the New Year New You series, you should have your plan of action ready, you should have the necessities and you should at least be prepared to reach out for some support. Now the plan is to simply run with it. Start. It doesn’t have to be a perfect start, it doesn’t have to be a grand drum roll moment, it can be quite simply you preparing a meal.
The start of a new lifestyle change, diet, weight loss or exercise regimen can be exciting. With the possibility of great successful moments ahead, the outlook should be brimming with hope. Savor the confidence in those first few days of strength and resolve, when your will power to stay in control is at it’s peak. Keep your focus on your goals and incorporate your new activities in your everyday life as you progress forward.
If at first you tend to stumble and fall with things, that’s okay. Again, no one is looking for perfection, but simply progress. Anything healthier is a step in the right direction. While it’s important to try as hard as possible, it’s equally as important to not expect perfection overnight. If you are not used to monitoring your food intake or tracking, then it might take some time to get into the swing of things. If you are still on the path of success, then you are fine, in other words, don’t sweat the small stuff. In time, you will adapt to your new lifestyle, eating or exercise regimen and it will become second nature to you.
This is also a great time to keep up in your journal, online blog or website entry. The experiences you are having, the feelings, emotions, and all that goes with it will make for some good writing. It might just lead to some self awareness and exploration into any mental blocks you have on the process. Not to mention, keeping a journal can help you determine how much progress you’ve made.
Overall, you are off to a great start, regardless if it’s perfect or not. The fact that there’s one foot in front of the other is the beginning of something in itself. Take it all in stride, use it as your greatest self learning experience and see what happens.