The Journey

As I often say to clients, losing weight properly is not an event, it's more of a journey.

Like many journeys, a lot of our initial focus is on the destination (our goal weight), which is great, but it's also important to enjoy and take pleasure from all the events leading up to arriving at our destination.

Think of it like this; Imagine you were embarking on a 'round the world' cruise, perhaps starting at Southampton, that took in some of the most beautiful and exotic places on the planet, with each port-of-call unearthing the most breathtaking scenery, stunning architechture, and ideallic retreats - The last thing you'll be thinking about as you embark on this amazing journey of a lifetime, will be pulling back into port at Southampton in a few months time!

You have the whole voyage ahead of you to enjoy and embrace. A voyage of progress. And whilst we all will look forward to the day we reach our weight loss goals, in the mean time we can enjoy progress. Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction, so take delight from each and every small step along the way.

By all means, keep your destination in mind, that's important too. You need to have long term goals to keep you from becoming frustrated by short term 'blips'.

It is understandable that success might seem a long way off, and I know that there will be some people reading this who are yet to embark on this journey. They're stood at the dock-side, glaring up at this huge 'cruise-liner' of an opportunity, contemplating where it might take them if they choose to climb on-board. But success is right there, staring you in the face. And it's there for those of you who have already set sail. You became successful the moment you started moving toward your worthwhile goal.

And for those of you who are a stone, two stones, three stones, four stones into your expedition, concentrate on how far you've come, instead of how far you still have to go. Enjoy the 'Now', and relish those memories of all the individual steps that have lead you to what you've already achieved.

Stick with it. The sense of achievement and joy, after overcoming all the difficulties and obstacles along the way, is the most rewarding feeling you could ever hope to experience.

To your continued success!

This week in the Press ...

I spotted a couple of interesting articles this week. Did you know that junk food can age a person MENTALLY as well as physically? Find out more here

They say that most things that start off in America usually end up over here ... but just how popular would this be ... being fined for NOT dieting !!!

And finally, the woman who decided to pay for a Gastric Band ..... at SIZE 12 !! Believe it or not, it's here !!

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend, and BE GOOD !!

Best wishes