If You Want What I Got, You Must Do What I Do!

Many of you ask me for my advice about how to lose weight, get in shape, be happier and live the life you want. There’s one big problem. You’re not doing what I do, and that’s why it isn’t working for you! The second I hear an excuse, it says to me that you’re not ready to change for the better. I hate excuses more than anything.

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Many of you ask me for my advice about how to lose weight, get in shape, be happier and live the life you want. There’s one big problem. You’re not doing what I do, and that’s why it isn’t working for you! The second I hear an excuse, it says to me that you’re not ready to change for the better. I hate excuses more than anything.

Don’t tell me you’re happy being overweight, because I’ve been there and I know it’s not fun. Don’t tell me you can’t eat steel cut oatmeal for breakfast because you don’t like oatmeal. It takes 2 weeks to change your taste buds and nothing tastes as good as looking good feels. I know this first hand.

This June will be 4 years that I’ve maintained my weight loss of 61 pounds. I started at 201 pounds and went down to 140 pounds, where I have stayed for years. Recently, I added more gym time to my schedule and I have been extra good with my healthy eating habits. To my surprise I lost 7 more pounds! I now weigh 133 pounds and my new goal is to weigh between 125-129 pounds.    

I feel like a million dollars inside and out! This past Saturday, after teaching my weight lifting class at the gym, a few people came up to me and complimented me on my ripped body. I can’t tell you how awesome that felt. When I joined the gym 5 years ago, these same people were the ones who I admired. I wanted what they had, physically and mentally, so needless to say their compliments almost brought me to tears. I couldn’t be more thankful!

What it all boils down to is that you have to be ready for change, to put in the hard work, to put yourself first and once and for all get rid of your excuses! No matter what life throws at you, you always have a choice. My choice is to eat right, exercise, put myself first and stay positive. Change is especially good if you’re feeling stuck in any area of your life. If you’re afraid to try something new or are stuck in your comfort zone, you need to push through your fears and try something new. Make the necessary changes to make your life what you want it to be.

Every time I step up on the stage to teach at the gym, I’m afraid and nervous. Once I start to teach, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I push through my fears and I don’t make excuses. I step out of my comfort zone to make my life what I want it to be.

I can’t stress it enough: If you want what I got, you must do what I do. There are no ifs ands or buts about it!

Blog written by Jennifer Szall
My name is Jennifer Reopell Szall and after giving birth to my first daughter in 1992, I began the weight loss yo-yo game and...