I have been there before, and I know how you feel. I know that feeling of failing over and over in the bid to lose weight and stay fit; I understand the reluctance to start again when you can see the high probability of failing again, I know.
See, if you are talking of someone who couldn’t keep to an exercise or diet routine, you are talking about me; I was this guy who planned so much but achieved little because I had difficulty in holding on when things get tough.
But I never gave up; I tried and tried until I mastered the art of taking it at my pace and keeping my head in the game for as long as it takes even as the bars gradually raised.
It is not how many times you fail that is the issue, what really matters is that willingness to stand up and go again and again until you reach the goal you have set for yourself. Those who succeed in life are not those who have never failed; it is those who refuse to stay down. You only succeed when you refuse to bow to the overwhelmingly loud voice of your failures. If there is no failure, then what will make your success special?
“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
When it comes to losing weight and keeping fit, it can be really tough and I will not try to take anything from that; your ability to still be able to paddle through that toughness is what wins you the prize – the health and the fitness that comes with that persistence. Stop waiting until you feel like starting again; start again, right now.
It can be really tiring, the rigorous exercise, the long list of dos and don’ts, the alien eating and fitting it in to your schedule. What keeps you going at this point is keeping your eyes on the goal, on the very reason why you started this whole thing in the first instance. You must keep dreaming the dreams that inspired you to take the first steps to losing weight; keep the dream alive and you will see yourself on your feet again.
Look back at the reasons why you failed. This will help you to learn how to do it better and how to avoid the same mistakes that robbed you of success the last time. Failure can be seen as the opportunity to start again with better experience and equipment than the previous attempt. Your past is a tool to perform better now and in the future.
In conclusion, take a look around you and shake things up a bit. After every time I failed at keeping to my rigorous exercise routine or sticking to my diet on the weekend, I always noticed that it is either I have surrounded myself with the wrong daily routines or the wrong people.
You may need to spend less time with your friends who go eating out at burger joints, or you may need to stop surfing the internet far into the night. Look around you for changes that you need to make to improve your chances of adherence to weight loss habits, and you will see your chances improve.
A fresh start is always strengthened by changes around you; boost your confidence; improve your mood and see yourself back to your feet.