Much to her dismay, Mills found that her weight loss hit a plateau around the 170 – pound mark with nothing to lower her weight. She fearfully turned to the advice of a personal trainer and took her weight loss regimen into the iron playground known as the gym. “I was nervous and terrified of exercising in public,” Wendy added. But with the help of her trainer and self-determination, Wendy pushed through the fear and quickly turned her goals into one of gaining strength while burning fat. Wendy soon began a weightlifting routine that incorporated medicine balls, free weights, dumbbells, resistance bands, and everything a typical gym-goer would use.
Although Mills lead a busy life as a Chartered Accountant, she noticed that she was dropping weight before her very eyes. She managed to reach her goal and weighed in at 124 pounds 2 years prior to her 4-year goal! She then set her eyes on becoming the fittest 60-year-old that anyone has ever seen with no loss in her motivational power.
For all of us, losing weight and getting in shape can seem hard and boring from the start. However, one must realize that accomplishing micro-goals, much like those that Wendy set, are the key to keeping your weight loss moving forward.
The true nature of success is about achieving small ‘wins’ through the accomplishment of small tasks. When you first start your journey, this can mean anything from walking to the end of the driveway, eating less junk food every day, carrying around a small weight as you move about, or even consuming more water.
If you’re at a crossroads in your life, start by making a pact with yourself that you will change for the better. After this promise is made, religiously measure your success and monitor areas where you went wrong.