I'm hearing that a lot lately. That it's just not possible to lose the weight because of ______________ (fill in the blank). It's bad when we give this message to ourselves - it's WORSE when we hear it from others - especially people like doctors!
Yes, doctors are being advised that they need to to start addressing obesity when talking with their patients. http://news.yahoo.com/doctors-told-serious-obesity-200937050.html BUT most doctors seem curiously reluctant to address this issue. And when they do, they are telling people to eat less and exercise. That's what I was told. Well NO SHIT SHERLOCK. Do you think most of us are fat because we have no idea why we are fat?
I recently heard from a woman who had her doctor tell her that she HAD to have gastric bypass. She tried talking to him about alternatives and he kept shutting her down telling her that it would NOT be possible for her to lose the approximately 125 pounds she had to lose on her own with diet and exercise. She went out to her car and cried.
It's time to reach deep. This is NOT impossible. Fuck the doctor or anyone else in your life who tries to tell you it's not going to happen. Shut that voice in your head up that tells you that it can't be done. There is no reason that you can't achieve your goals, PERIOD. It was IMPOSSIBLE that an unremarkable woman in her late 30's would just decide one day to lose weight and would end up 228 pounds lighter running a half-marathon. But guess what - that person is ME and I'm here to tell you that it happened.
Can you imagine what you life would be like if you lost weight? Can you see a life with less pain, less health issues and waking up every single day feeling confident and powerful? It is right there - you just have to grab it.
Go look in the mirror. Tell yourself what a wonderful person you are. Tell that face how strong you are. Even if you don't believe it. Repeat it. Repeat it again until you believe it. This is your life and you have the power. I want you to believe in yourself. Every day I want you to embrace the awesomeness of you! Look in that mirror and be the powerful and in control beyotch that you know you are!
Throw those shoulders back and get going. You will stumble and falter but ultimately you can and will be victorious! Can I get a HELL YEAH?
I am grateful today to be one of thousands of men and women who have fought against adversities small and large and have come out on the other side - strong and confident.