Obstacles Are Necessary Lessons for Sustainable Weight Loss

For everything you want to achieve in life, there will always be obstacles that will get in your way of achieving what you want.  Obstacles are not a bad thing but simply necessary lessons that you must learn in order to be able to handle the success of achieving what you are going after.  This is why, whenever an obstacle arises, look at it as something you need to learn in order to be able to handle that success that is coming your way.  Never try to go around an obstacle without dealing with it, because it could have very negative consequences in the future. The show "The Biggest Loser" is the perfect example of what happens to people when they don't deal with the obstacle that life throughs at them

In the show "The Biggest Loser" they remove people from their everyday life, and for 6 months all they do is diet and exercise to lose as much weight as they can. Obviously, if you only have to worry about your diet and exercise and nothing else, everyone can lose weight and that is exactly what happens with all the contenders,  they all lose weight.  The person who lost the biggest percentage of body weight wins. 

The problem with that is that by removing people from their everyday lives they remove all the obstacles that had gotten in their way of losing the weight on their own.  You would think that is a good thing, but it is not.  By simply removing all the obstacle without having the people deal with them and find solutions to those obstacles when all the participants return to their normal lives, they have a very hard time keeping the weight off.  As a matter of fact, 100% of them regain most if not all of the weight back.  The main reason is that they never learned to deal with the obstacles that had prevented them from losing the weight while living their life, so when they went back into their life, those obstacles were still there.

When it comes to developing any new healthy habit, expect that you will have to overcome some obstacles.  When you come across an obstacle, don't get frustrated, they are part of the lessons you need to learn.  So, instead of getting frustrated, simply focus on finding solutions to the obstacle.

I truly believe that if there is a will, there is always a way to get through any obstacle, but if there is no will, you will always find good excuses as to why we couldn't overcome the obstacle.

While trying to overcome any obstacle, keep your focus on all the benefits you will receive by developing the healthy habit you are working on and not on the obstacle that gets in your way.

Remember, obstacles are lessons that we must learn in order to be able to handle the success that comes our way.

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