Paying attention is huge. In everything we do, if we’re not paying attention we’re missing things, hurting others (unknowingly), forgetting where our keys are, over-eating, under-eating, driving too fast, too slow, cutting people off… on and on.
I realize everyone is a diet and fitness expert, but even so, there are people who KNOW things, versus people who know things. Politely take into consideration the latter, but seek out the former…
Do some research.
Revisit your plan- are you actually following it, or simply picking and choosing the most convenient parts, than wondering why it’s not working? When we truly follow the plan, we can trust the process. Trusting the process is VITAL, as instant results are few and far-between. We need to be able to hang on long enough for that second round of motivation to kick in, which comes in the form of RESULTS!
Keep at it.
“One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic – something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word “decide” contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, “With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.” ~ Maltbie Davenport Babcock