I’m a big believer in the mantra, “Small Changes Make a Big Impact.” I can honestly tell you that the journey to losing 180 pounds, which I’ve done, does not happen overnight. It does not happen without first losing 1 pound, then 2, then 5, then 10, then 25 and more.
Each time I set a goal, I celebrated the achievement of it then I went ahead and made a new goal. I started exercising slow. I was completely unfit. I could only manage five minutes on my recumbent bike, twice a week. I didn’t judge myself. I sweated like a pig and I did it consistently. Within three weeks – it takes about 21 days to make a habit – I added a third day.
After that, I added five more minutes to each of my three days. I slowly built up days and amounts – over a year later I was at 30 minutes 5 or 6 days a week. I still consistently hit over 6 miles in that time frame at a resistance level of 6. I’m looking to go up to a 7 in a few weeks.
See – small changes.
When you have weight loss surgery, so many things do change. You have to honor that and respect it. You have to also grieve your old life. This takes time. It also takes time to learn new coping skills and mechanisms. I missed food immensely, but I learned to love talking to my friends, coloring in my coloring books, reading and listening to music. I even enjoy meditating. I started meditating at 1 minute and now can manage a 10-minute interval without much discomfort.
Basically, I know that I get overhwhelmed by making big changes. I’m not saying you will, but I have found great success in making small changes. I’ve seen them have a big impact in my life. It has taken me years to lose the weight. It has taken a lot of patience, but I’m so proud of myself. I want that for you too.
Ready to begin? Great! Contact me today and we’ll get you started on one small change within our first, free phone call or Zoom session. I’ve got this – and you. Let me help you have a big impact in your health and fitness.