One Small Step

One Small Step

One small step doesn’t seem like a lot, does it? However, that one small step is sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do. Like the guy who made that footprint in the picture above, I felt like I was completely out of my depth when I decided to change my life. Being in new territory is scary.

Perhaps you’ve been on countless other diet programs in the past, and it seems like life just keeps you on a yo-yo. You may feel like you’ve been going back and forth for what seems like forever. This doesn’t even have to just apply to diet. Maybe it’s your exercise routine, your health, your family, your relationships, your work, your school, it could be anything.

There’s always hope. Perhaps I should have started this post with something more along the lines of saying something like, “Never give up. Never surrender.” Or something like that, and it is absolutely true.

I believe in many things, but I think these two little saying are particularly appropriate for this post.

First small step

Failure is not

 

These are two sayings that I believe can be applied to all areas of life, but I especially think they are appropriate for use in reference to changing one’s lifestyle/diet. It’s tough to start something new. We are all humans, and we are all creatures of habit. If you’ve been eating cheeseburgers and fried chicken for all of your life, switching to eating plain meat and veggies can seem to be a daunting, and perhaps insurmountable, task.

You may have even had success with it in the past. Then life shows up, and you’re back to your old comfortable ways. When I first started this lifestyle change (and it is a lifestyle), it certainly did not occur over night. You’ll probably hear this all the time, but it took me a lifetime to get into the poor shape I was in, and it’ll take a lifetime for me to get out of it.

What i’m here to tell you is that no matter how many times you keep going back to your old ways, or how many times you “fall off the wagon,  all that matters is that you get back up again.

This will especially be true if you have never been on a low carb diet. I’ll let you know this, it’s tough. You will have headaches, fatigue, nausea, acne, frequent urination, and a whole host of other issues that occur. That’s okay. You may even slip up once, or twice, or five times. That’s okay too. I did. Eventually it gets easier, and things get better.

Just remember, if I could do it, it anyone can.

3 thoughts on “One Small Step

  1. Hi Pete,

    I love your site and this article! Your message is absolutely inspiring and something that I am going to reflect on very carefully. I have built up some very negative habits surrounding diet and exercise and have paid the consequences!

    Now I want to change all that, as you have. It is an extremely difficult thing to do but it is doable, just as you have demonstrated!

    Carbs are one of my greatest weaknesses and a huge reason I got to where I am! As you beautifully stated, one small step at a time! I love the quotes you chose – I am truly inspired. Thank you!

    1. Hi Anna!

      You are certainly welcome, and thank you for your kind comment. I am so glad you could find some small bit of inspiration on my site. Carbs were definitely my biggest enemy in the past. Even now, they still get stuck on my mind. However, there is always hope, and it definitely gets easier!

      The road is long, but well worth it, and every journey starts with that first step! Good luck on your journey, and I will continue to update on mine!

      Pete

  2. You are so right! You can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you take it one step at a time. My brother is a good example of this. He is trying to lose some weight, but didn’t want to overwhelm himself so he just starting eating a healthy dinner each night.

    He didn’t change all three of his daily meals, just the one and he has already lost some weight. Maybe the next step would be to cut soda out or something. But the point is that as long as you start with little changes, and you stick to them, eventually they all add up to a lot!

    Great motivation! Thanks!

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