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The importance of being clear on your why

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So many people want to lose weight and are trying to lose weight, you may have tried it more than once and probably you´ve failed. It´s not completely your fault, there are some things you need to consider so that you are able to achieve your goal and maintain your results.

If you´re struggling with your weight and if you´ve followed weight loss program and failed do not blame yourself, there are so many things going on in life that lead you to this point. If you have mental problems like depression, anxiety, if you´re stressed because your teacher and classmates make fun of you, you don´t feel safe and comfortable, your boss and coworkers do not value your work, you´re going through a hard time, etc. all this takes your hormones and systems out of balance and this not only makes it harder for you to lose weight, but it even blocks your results and cause weight gain. If you use food to cope with all the negativity of life whether it´s situations or people you probably eat unhealthy foods loaded with chemicals and ingredients that make you feel good and create addiction this is why you can´t stop eating them. All this creates a negative cycle that will be hard to avoid, and this is why you need a strong reason why you want to change.

You first need to make the decision and commitment to do what you need to do to lose weight and keep it off, the moment you start taking the right actions your mind will fight back because it wants to stay in that comfortable place but if you let your mind, if you let all your thoughts and excuses win then you´ll stay where you are in the best situation but with time everything will get worse, you´ll never be able to follow a good weight loss program that helps you fix all your health problems including hormones and metabolism which are key to make your weight loss journey enjoyable and you´ll keep gaining weight.

There are 2 reasons why most people want to lose weight, one is because of insecurities they don´t like the way they look and feel, they don´t have confidence, they feel like a burden to their family and friends, people make fun of them and the other one is because of health issues whether they got diagnosed with a diseases or they´re in the limit of something going really wrong and they need to lose weight before something really bad happens or someone they loved and care about got diagnosed with some disease or passed away and this was their wake up call.

Losing weight is simple, but not easy. You´ll need to make some sacrifices and put in the hard work every day, this does not means you´ll be eating plain rice, broccoli and chicken every day and you don´t need to spend hours exercising but you still need to put the effort in. This is when your why comes into place. Do you want to have a family? Do you want to get married? Do you want to see your children grow and graduate? Do you want to spend time with all your family and friends? With the people you love and care about? Do you want to help those around you?

What is it that really moves you emotionally? Your goal and the reason why you want to achieve your goal needs to be a lot more stronger and need to moves you emotionally in a positive way so that when you´re going through the hard moments, when you want to give up on your workout you can bring those images to your mind and they give you the motivation you need to keep working hard.

Sometimes it´s not only about you, when it comes to health you need to be selfish and take some time to work on yourself, but the positive impact and benefit is not only for you, you´ll be able to inspire the ones close to you and you´ll be there ready to help.

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Pam