In America 33% of adults are overweight and many of them are over 50. We all know that being overweight isn’t good as it is a symptom of many health issues. Some of those health issues are type 2 diabetes, acid re flux, sleep apnea, joint pain, high blood pressure. And these are just a few.
The bottom line is when people lose weight, they tend to get healthy. As a weight loss counselor, I work with lots of overweight and obese people. I have seen people get amazing results just by losing 20 to 50 pounds. And it’s not just about eliminating medications and eliminating sickness and getting healthy, it’s about getting your life back!
When someone gets healthy, they feel amazing in their skin. It’s almost like being a new person. You have more energy. Your clothes fit better. You may even feel sexier!
So how can I get motivated to lose weight?
You need to make 3 lists:
- List what it feels like to be in your skin now. For example:
- List what your future will look like in 20 years if you don’t change. (Be honest with yourself)
- List what your future would look like if you were healthy and lost the weight you needed to lose.
Your lists may look something like this….
It’s really about being completely honest with yourself. You need to really take your head out of the sand and realize what your future holds.
The good news is we can reverse some damage and get healthy at any age! When you realize that you must change then you are ready to get started.
The most important thing I want you to know, is that it really isn’t so much about losing weight. You see weight gain is a symptom of something else going on. So I like to help people focus on nutrition and healing the inside of their body. When we focus on nutrition and not the scale, the weight will naturally come off. And you will feel amazing. You will most likely have more energy, less joint pain, sleep better and more.
It’s also about your life with your family….
Take the time and really have a heart-to-heart with yourself. Understand that you must change! And change can be scary. I know because I have been there.
But if you have decided to make a change and take your health back, you should take action now. Find a program that works for you where you also have support all the way through maintenance.
I highly recommend working with a health coach!
A health coach can provide a healthy plan, walk you through that plan step by step, support you. When I coach people, I also provide counseling to help folks with their relationship with food. Often we eat emotionally and not because we are hungry. I can help you change how you look at food. You will never feel alone with your health struggles.
If you would like to work with me, please email me with your contact information. Also provide some background information and why you feel like you are ready to make yourself a priority in your life!
The bottom line is, motivation is within. You need to decide what your future holds. Only you can take action! I wish you all the best!