Gregg's Blog: Embracing the Journey, Do's and Don'ts for Starting a New Month

A new month of course brings a fresh start. 

Do you know when (in my opinion) is the best time to start a weight loss and fitness journey? It’s always right now, no matter when it is. You don’t have to ever do something drastic; you just need to make a start. Once you’ve decided you want to change, your journey is underway. What you need to do is fix in your mind the indisputable fact you will get slimmer, you will get to the goal weight, you will be the shape you want. Believe me, that can happen. 


The only week by week, day by day decision you have to make is how long is it going to take you to get there. Be 100% committed and you’ll get there quickly. Overindulge every now and again and it will take a little longer, but never doubt that you will get there. All you have to do is start and the best time to start is always now. There is one thing I never want you to do, and that’s say, “oh stuff it.” You should expect to slip up, you should expect that some weeks you won’t lose weight. If you’ve overindulged, there may be some weeks when you put on weight, but what you should never ever do is say “stuff it” and grab for the chocolate bars. All you are doing here is compounding an error with another error, you will regret it, I promise you. 


Consider your weight loss journey as ongoing. With any journey, there could be holdups or slip-ups. No tennis player ever won Wimbledon without dropping a shot. No football team ever won the league without letting in a goal. When these setbacks happen, sportspeople don’t say “stuff it” and walk off the court or the pitch, they get on with the game. Never ever say “stuff it.” If you get things wrong, work hard to put them right. You haven’t ruined things, you haven’t spoilt things, be kind to yourself, you’ve just tripped up.


Key Takeaways

1. The best time to start a weight loss and fitness journey is always now;

2. Expect slip-ups and setbacks, but never give up or say 'stuff it'; and

3. Consider your weight loss journey as ongoing, and be kind to yourself when you trip up.

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