Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. – Samuel Johnson
Do you want to start a weight loss program, however you feel the timing just isn’t right? Do you have upcoming plans that you feel won’t work with your goals right now? (i.e.: a birthday party, holiday, or new job) Are you finding it hard to get motivated to change because of these reasons? If so, that’s OK, you don’t have to change everything all at once.
What if instead of waiting until you have everything lined up and in place before you make any changes, you simply commit to making one small change? If you currently drink soda, you could cut down to one per day and replace the rest with water (pure water, not the sports drink type). Is your lifestyle almost completely sedentary? It is recommended to walk at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, however what if you were to commit to only 10 minutes, 2 days a week?
Your circumstances need not be perfect before you begin to make healthy changes in your lifestyle. Try thinking of the small ways that you can begin to make changes today. The better you start to feel after making only a couple of changes, the higher your motivation will rise. The more motivated you become, the more you will want to do. You could read one of my previous posts for a list of 9 different lifestyle changes you could make if you would like more ideas. You could pick one of these from the list, and take it from there.
Motivation can be increased with action, however we must jump in and start somewhere. If you start now, before you know it you will be looking back on this moment and thanking yourself for taking action, instead of waiting for the perfect time.