Right, so you’ve had your emotional crisis and you’ve seen a somewhat judgy MD. Great! Now what?
Well you’ve got to figure that next step out for yourself.
For me, I spent a lot of time in thought, figuring out what small things I could do to change my life. I know I wanted to overhaul everything I had ever known, but frankly that’s much too radical overnight. Using the jaw dropping advice I had always known, “Eat less, move more”, I realized it could actually be that simple.
I spent a lot of time on my feet for work anyway, and so I knew that it probably wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if I started walking in the evenings. Check out more on that here: I fist bumped a tree trunk every day for 7 months.
I also slowly started learning how to count calories, which was a pretty daunting task. It’s more involved than I ever knew, but thankfully there are a million resources out there. For me, the best resource was literally opening up my cupboards and actually reading the nutritional labels for the first time in my life.
I decided to start “loosely” counting calories at first. My first few months were kind of like…If I had a feeling it wasn’t a healthy thing to be eating, I would look up the calorie count. I realized just by doing this, that I would have to start measuring and weighing my food to get accurate counts. This led to a huge world of knowledge, that I will definitely write more about another day.
It’s a hard thing to do; beginning the journey that you know you need to be on and having no idea if you’ll succeed or not. Don’t dwell on it. Just start.
I subscribed to those words I had always known. I ate less, I moved more. I figured out how to work those small simple steps into my life and gradually began the process of losing weight. It’s all about just beginning. Coming up with a plan, implementing it, and learning as you go.
It’s not easy, but it’s not complicated.
As long as you are committed, it will all fall into place in front of you.