One thing I know for sure
I've had some interesting things happen over the last few weeks and it's made me think. My eating and working out is really starting to show and people are commenting on it. When I tell people what I'm doing I usually get a couple of different reactions. Either they think it's great and move on, or they start the excuse train. You know the excuse train; I don't have time, I could never eat like that, those workouts sound hard, blah, blah, blah. I can't fault them really. I used to be the engineer on the excuse train. I kept that sucker running for years. It was hard to make it stop so I could get off it. But once I did I was so glad. I found it was easier to face my demons then to make excuses as to why I couldn't. I also found something that worked for me, Crossfit and Paleo diet. These things fit me and fit my lifestyle and I really, really enjoy them.
When I was running the excuse train, I tried every diet and workout program out there. I really wanted off the excuse train but I could not find the thing that would make it stop. But God knows I tried. Once I found what worked for me, it was easy to stop the train and get off. I also learned that what works for one person doesn't work for everyone. And the most important thing on this journey is to find what works for you.
One of the ways that seems to be really popular right now is the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge. They have shakes and supplements that you take and follow the program for 90 days. I have heard this working for a lot of people. One of the weight loss pages I follow on Facebook is doing this and loves it. I think that's awesome. I should put out there that I'm not a fan of supplements for losing weight, but I am a huge fan of losing weight. And if taking supplements and following a rigid program is what it takes for you to get started then I am all for it. I am a fan of whatever it takes to get you off the excuse train. and if a Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge will do it, then by all means go for it.
I have to say, I enjoy the idea of a challenge. I like that something has a limited life. That allows me to go all out and really put my heart into it, knowing that it is not forever. That is what happened with this Paleo challenge. I knew it was only for 30 days so I went at it will everything. Now I have found I like it so much, I'm going to continue doing it after the challenge ends. But it gave me the jump start that I needed to really get off the excuse train and leave the station completely.
So whatever it takes to get you started, and by all means try a hundred different things if that's what it takes. Try a Biggest Loser type- heavy exercise program. Try counting calories. Try the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge. Even try Crossfit if you're brave enough. But try. And keep trying until you find what works for you.