It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Lindsey Pennington - Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

-Richard M. Devos

 

Whenever I get discouraged along my weight loss journey, I love finding motivational quotes to help encourage me along the way.  Today I was feeling pretty down.  I’ve been getting frustrated with myself because I feel like I should be losing weight a lot quicker than I am.  Every week is different.  Most weeks I lose about a pound a week.  A week ago I lost 2 lbs which was so exciting, but now I feel like I’m not losing again.  I’ve been following a modified version of the Induction Phase on the Atkins Diet and I think I need to go back to following the true version of the Induction Phase on the Atkins Diet.  One thing I have to remind myself along my weight loss journey is I’m running a marathon, not a sprint.  Losing weight is a process and it takes time.  I’m so ready to be at my goal weight and sometimes I get discouraged when my weight loss slows down.  Do you ever feel like this too?  I'm so happy that I've lost 23 lbs in 3 months and 2 weeks!  I'm halfway to reaching my goal and I know I just have to keep on pushing myself and eventually I will win this marathon.

 

If you ever feel like this too, than please know you are not alone.  I completely believe in you and know you can accomplish your goals.  Don’t ever give up!  The only failure you have in life is by never trying to achieve your goals.  Try and believe in yourself and you will achieve all of your dreams and goals.  Please comment below and share any challenges you are facing right now in your journey or that you have faced before.  We are in this journey together and I know we can do it!