by Kris Pitcher
"Lose weight to change your life..." the commercial touted. I just cringed. Here was another mass media, heavily marketed magic bullet plan. A plan that has it all wrong.
You don't lose weight to change your life. How exactly do you think your life is going to change? That's exactly the opposite of what happens.
If I lose weight, then my life will be better. We have to turn that around. If your life is better, then you will lose weight. You can't wait for a better life? That makes no sense. You create it!
By creating it you make the things happen that will get you to your goals. Want a happy life? Go for a walk in the sunshine. Eat a healthy well balanced plan. Spend time doing the things you like with the people you love.
Those are the things which get you to your goals. If you lose weight, those things don't magically happen for you. Nothing magically happens for you! You make them happen. And by doing so, you create happiness.
You change your life to lose weight. Period. There is no waiting, there is only now. Do the things now that will get you moving in the right direction toward your goals. There is no if/then...you have right now. Go get it!