Working Past Resistance for Weight Loss

True life is lived when tiny changes occur” –Leo Tolstoy

 

We are all creatures of habit. We arrange our lives in such a way that we can go about our business with as little inconvenience as possible. We find the shortest commute, wear clothes we find comfortable and eat what we like. When this regular routine is questioned it is not uncommon for stress and frustration to ensue.

Despite initial feelings of comfort or satisfaction in your routine, everyday lifestyle habits might be negatively influencing your health. Poor eating habits, sedentary behavior, inadequate sleeping habits—these are aspects of your everyday life that are likely to be addressed during your medical weight loss program.

Even when small changes are for the betterment of your health and well-being, they can still be stressful. It is natural to offer some resistance to change, but by taking small steps and surrounding yourself with encouraging resources you can push through that resistance and find your new normal on the other side.

Small Steps to a Healthier You

As Leo Tolstoy wrote, “life is lived when tiny changes occur.” There are large and sudden changes that will catch us off guard, but more common are the small influential changes that make ripples in the river of our life.

 

During a medical weight loss program, you’ll be encouraged to make small steps like:

By resisting these small steps forward, you become metaphorically stuck in time. You are unable to grow, flourish and move. These small steps are what help us transition between one chapter of our life and the next.

Change isn’t always comfortable and it isn’t always easy, but in more cases than not, moving forward with those small changes is a lot easier than trying to stay where you are. Change is natural, and so is resistance. Allow yourself to feel and understand your personal hesitations and embark on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur” –Leo Tolstoy

 

We are all creatures of habit. We arrange our lives in such a way that we can go about our business with as little inconvenience as possible. We find the shortest commute, wear clothes we find comfortable and eat what we like. When this regular routine is questioned it is not uncommon for stress and frustration to ensue.

Despite initial feelings of comfort or satisfaction in your routine, everyday lifestyle habits might be negatively influencing your health. Poor eating habits, sedentary behavior, inadequate sleeping habits—these are aspects of your everyday life that are likely to be addressed during your medical weight loss program.

Even when small changes are for the betterment of your health and well-being, they can still be stressful. It is natural to offer some resistance to change, but by taking small steps and surrounding yourself with encouraging resources you can push through that resistance and find your new normal on the other side.

 

Small Steps to a Healthier You

As Leo Tolstoy wrote, “life is lived when tiny changes occur.” There are large and sudden changes that will catch us off guard, but more common are the small influential changes that make ripples in the river of our life.

 

During a medical weight loss program, you’ll be encouraged to make small steps like:

By resisting these small steps forward, you become metaphorically stuck in time. You are unable to grow, flourish and move. These small steps are what help us transition between one chapter of our life and the next.

Change isn’t always comfortable and it isn’t always easy, but in more cases than not, moving forward with those small changes is a lot easier than trying to stay where you are. Change is natural, and so is resistance. Allow yourself to feel and understand your personal hesitations and embark on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Remember, you are not alone. You have the ongoing support, encouragement and guidance of your wellness center to help you stay on track.

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