How does “Success With Yes” relate to weight loss? Here is how it worked for me. I have tried to lose weight for years to no avail. Yes, I lost some and then gained some. I have lost 40 pounds in the last six months because I said “yes” to setting a goal and designing a game plan to achieve my goal. By the way, my goal (with the help of my doctor) is to lose 70 pounds. Instead of taking the easy road and saying it is not possible, I said “yes”. Every day I have to look in the mirror and hold myself accountable to my goal.
It would be easy to say no at any given time. No, I won’t eat a salad. No, I won’t exercise. No, I won’t document my weight loss. No, I won’t go to the doctor and get another lecture. No is the easy way out. I decided I would say yes to all the actions that would lead me to losing weight. The first yes was to acknowledge that I possessed the strength to achieve my goal. Failure, or no would not be an option. My next step was to say yes to researching the the dietary and exercise needs required to lose weight. By choosing the right foods and exercise I found myself saying yes all the time. Using yes is much more positive than telling yourself no.
Here’s a simple example. I know that eating french fries and potato chips led to my weight gain. I could say no to eating them. But I framed it a bit differently. I choose to say yes, I have the strength to eat healthy food and avoid foods that will lead to weight gain. There is strength in saying yes. The more times I say yes, it is a positive reinforcement leading to continued success.
Please, if you are overweight, say “yes” to losing weight. You will feel better physically and stronger mentally for being accountable to yourself.
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Russ Filip is jack of all trades and master of none, but willing to offer his insight into all matters from the inane to the obscure. You can visit SuccessWithYes.com to read more.
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