The importance of Persistence in the Weight Loss Journey
If you’re anything like most people out there, this probably isn’t your first shot at losing weight. You’re definitely not alone in this, as studies tell us that most people will have tried losing weight multiple times before their efforts finally pay off.
This shouldn’t come as bad news to you – quite the contrary, as a matter of fact. What you should understand is that the fact that you keep trying and trying again in the face of disappointment and frustration makes you special. It shows that you possess one of the most important tools in the battle to lose weight — persistence.
Sticking to the Plan
Whatever your reasons to be so stubbornly willing to endure repeated failure as you strive to achieve your weight loss goals, they are what will ultimately lead to your success. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Anything worthwhile will take time and effort to achieve, and we have to be willing to face the challenges of failure and demoralization if we’re to be successful in the end.
In the world of weight loss, in particular, persistence is a trait to be valued highly. When trying to shed those extra pounds, it may sometimes seem like losing weight is the easiest thing in the world, but there will be times when the bathroom scale’s pointer will seem unable to budge. Those are the low moments that will put your determination and commitment to the test. These are the moments quitters take their leave.
You, the persistent one, will take these moments in stride. You know that there will be hard times n your journey to weight loss, and are prepared to face them and move past them. You understand that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Then another. Then the next one until you get to where you want to be There are no shortcuts here — shortcuts are dangerous.
Now, you know that your weight loss challenges will have to be faced with every single meal and that the fight is to be fought every single day. You can’t afford a day off. Keep your goals in mind with every single day you work towards your ideal body, with every meal you take, and with every thought of success that goes through your mind.
Exploring the Persistent Mind
We want to embark on a tour of persistence and just how valuable it can be for us. Nutrisystem will be taking a closer look at some of the most stunning examples of persistence we can find and sharing them with all you fellow travelers. Take the tour with us, and if you’ve got any particularly illuminating stories or anecdotes, feel free to share with the rest of us. We’d love to hear them.
Nutrisystem takes a quick but illuminating look at persistence and its importance in the weight loss journey.