Anonymous asked: hi i'm really starting to lose faith in everything trying to lose weight. instead of getting any progress, all i gotten is a lower self esteem and a couple extra pounds. i don't think i eat nearly enough calories in the day as i should and i know its a bad habit but i'm just so lost. i feel like i'm never gonna make progress, i'm never gonna get that body i've always dreamed of... can you please help me?? idk what to do, where to start..
hello my dear :)
let me start by saying that believing is everything, change your thoughts and you change your world. there was a time when i felt the same. i had over a hundred pounds to lose, and that overwhelmed me. i thought it was impossible, that it just could not be done. when i first started, i didn’t’ even believe i could, but i tried anyway. i faked it. i failed countless times, but little by little, pound after pound, i was losing weight. i was successful. every accomplishment is a success. you need to remind yourself how wonderful you are, everyone has doubts themselves at some point, everyone has their ups and downs. don’t be so hard on yourself. i don’t know what your stats are, or goals. but it doesn’t matter, you can do anything if you work hard enough. surround yourself in positivity, smile, dig deep and believe, get excited, everything you want can be yours. hard work, patience, and positivity.
think about why you think you can’t, and think of every possible reason. and then find the solution. too much weight? just focus on one pound at a time, short term goals. don’t know what to eat? there are a million meal plans available. don’t know how much to eat? countless resources to help you. in the end, it doesn’t matter why you think you can’t. the truth is, you can, you have it in you, you just need to find it. i can’t express how stuck i felt, that things would never change. but you can change everything. i thought i had way too much weight to lose, but there are people who were much heavier than i was that have lost more, if they can do it, so can you. if i can do it, so can you. it starts with you, your thoughts, create a vision board of your favourite quotes, whatever inspires you and look at it everyday, multiple times a day. ask yourself why you want this, and never forget. everyone has their off days, and its always good to indulge every now and then, encouraged in fact. but just make sure that you are healthy 80% of the time, try to preplan your meals, listen to your body and do what works for you. if you think you’re not eating enough, write down what you consume, and it might give you a wake up call. i don’t have all the details, but how concerned would you be if your friend, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend, a child, a loved one told you they are not eating much. have that same concern for yourself. you are important. just focus on being healthy and happy :)
you need to remind yourself daily of what you want. and just bathe in it, soak it in every day. believe it, be about it, breathe it. you’re already there.
i believe in you, now you just have to believe in yourself <3
i’ve linked some resources to help you below:
tumblr guide to healthy living
how to stay motivated
Plan that helped her lose 100 lbs (link does not work )
How she lost 90 lbs
Veggie pizza with cauliflower crust
Raw ginger snap balls
Baby carrots and hummus
Quinoa salad in a jar
Meal ideas from runnersworld
Best breakfast, lunch and dinner
Realistic foods for breakfast & weight loss
Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie
Eating and exercise
When & What You Should Eat
50 Awesome Pre and Post Workout Snacks* really great list!
Pre workout choices
15 steps to get the body you want
Exercises you can do at home (try a few to start if you are a beginner)
and feel free to message me off anon (i won’t publish anything without running it by you), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel more comfortable, i’ll be on gtalk if you’d like to chat (this is an open invitation to anyone) :)
*edit: i’ll be on gtalk in an hour or so :)