This morning as I was catching up on emails before heading to work for the day I was listening to the Today show. There was a new hot topic “Dieting for Dollars,” a weight loss competition that you can receive money or owe money depending on if you lose the amount of weight you bet you can within a determined amount of time. A game of gambling for weight loss. But depending on where your weight is at the moment, aren’t you already taking a risk? Being overweight adds risk factors to your health everyday. Take this investment in your life to stay motivated and make a change in your life. Stick to it, you CAN do it. Nothing is impossible when you are determined and won’t take no for an answer.
This sparked a thought in my mind, what was your incentive to lose weight? Why did you join the gym? Is it for the same reasons it was when you started Weigh In Erie a few months ago? What I find with clients, and even other members in the gym, is that once they have established their routine they tend to get bored and lose interest, which is my job to keep them excited about exercise and making changes in their lives, but I have found it is much easier for some people rather than others. The importance of continually setting short term goals is to accomplish milestones on your way to reaching your long term goal. Keep your head down and keep pushing through. Although the competition is coming to a close within the next month, will you keep yourself moving and continuing to reach your weight loss goal and finally start looking and feeling better?