As you may have noticed, I’ve chosen the theme of Power this week. More specifically your power. I hope that you are now beginning to see how much power you hold, and how this power can change your life. I speak from experience when I say that your weight, health, or outlook on life should never be the excuse, or the obstacle that holds you back from living your life to the fullest. For most of my life I allowed my weight to be the excuse for myself not doing things I wanted to do, or not achieving something that I wanted to. I also held a very negitive view of myself. It was very common for me to say “I can’t”, or “It’s impossible”. But once I learned about the power of positive thinking, I started thinking “I can!”, “This is possible!” and suddenly my life took a huge turn around. And it is very important to me that you learn this as well. Some of you may be mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers. You may be from America, Canada, or Germany. But no matter who you are, or where you’re from, we all have a unifying factor. You are here, reading this. We all have a common goal, and a desire to change and transform our lives and bodies. And the way to do that is to live by the mantra “No excuses“. If you want it, go for it. If you dream it, be it. If you set a goal, exceed it. The only thing in this whole world that has the power to stop you, or hold you back, is yourself. That’s it. Isn’t that amazing? You can look, and feel, and live the way you want. I truly believe that. I truly believe in you.
To aid you in your new positive, and healthy lifestyle, I want to share some information with you. First, throw everything that you know about dieting out the window. Forget it. “WHAT?!” Yes ma’am. Here’s the secret about diets, or fasting, or diet pills. They don’t work. You are a smart woman, don’t be duped by the industry. I use the word industry because that is exactly what it is. The diet pills, and plans are out to make money. These diets are not designed for long-term sustainable weight loss. If they were, we’d all be skinny and happy, and if that were the case well then there would be no more money for the diet industry. I speak from experience. I once did the “no carb” or “low carb” diet. Yeah sure, it works at the moment. But cutting carbs from your diet is harmful to your body. Instead of losing fat, you will lose muscle mass. Thats a big problem. Such a diet is asking you to cut an essential part of your diet from your day, and this will leave you feeling hungry, tired, and anything but happy. This goes for any diet that claims fast results, no exercise, or asks you to cut out a certain food group, or component, from your diet. Weight loss, or the journey to a healthier, happier you, is not a two week long journey. It is not something gained through a pill, or starvation. It comes from the knowledge of knowing how to feed your body the right way. It comes from hard work, and pushing through barriers you never though you could before. I didn’t promise this would be easy ladies, but I did promise it would be worth it. You are worth it. Your life is worth it. Your goals are worth it. The feeling when you finally reach your goal is worth it.
So ladies, I want to ask you something.What motivates you?