Why

Welcome, to Getting to Goal! I am so happy you’re here.  I have lost 65.4 pounds so far on the journey, and I didn’t get this far alone, I need to be part of a community, and this blog is a way to invite others to join me.

#WHY Versus #Willpower

Understanding why I want to get to goal has changed my experience on this journey in a very profound way.  Significant weight loss requires a commitment on a grand scale. Let’s face it, food is everywhere and most of the time it is delicious. For me, food has so many underpinnings to memories of happy times, family, and love. It’s not just a plate of Italian sausage and bread, it’s traditions and sunny mornings in my Nanny’s kitchen. Back then, God bless them, women cooked all day for hoards of people all the time.  

Ever heard this one, “In the end it’s simple, it’s about calories in calories out – just eat less and move more.”  It’s a problem when we use a simplistic solution for a complex problem.  If someone tells me this is really easy and then it’s not for me, then I must have a willpower defect – no good – that is a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset makes this a yes I have willpower it or no I don’t have willpower situation and that is not helpful. 

Willpower as a solution to weight loss is a myth! Willpower requires significant effort and that is just exhausting. Truly it is not sustainable and makes this journey more about struggle than joy and I am just not willing to live that way. Understanding why helps me face challenges in a way that has unlocked my inner power. In a real way, it has woken me up and given me my life back. 

If you want to learn more, Simon Sinek does an amazing job explaining the theory behind why…