Small Steps = Big Results

Someone posted a graphic on Facebook that reads “I’m on two diets now…I wasn’t getting nearly enough food on just one.”

If you’ve been on a diet you likely relate.

I don’t mean the diet where you eat in moderation, paying attention to hunger and satiety.

I mean the diet where you fast, cut out complete food groups or commit to never eating X, Y, and Z again.

If you’re like me, you want big results in your life. The problem is thinking big steps will get you those results because if you’re not fully prepared for those steps you’ll stumble after the first few. Has that happened before?

Our resources, including willpower, to take big steps are limited. And our brain fights us every big step of the way.

In my experience, this is the biggest barrier to losing weight and keeping it off…for good!

The solution is small steps. Concrete steps. Challenging, yet do-able steps.

Of course, small steps are not sexy. But they’re incredibly powerful.

If you’re like me, you want big results. The problem is thinking big steps will get you there. Instead, try a small-step approach...
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Last year a client of mine lost 30lbs in nine months and avoided his doctor putting him on statins. Another one lost 25lbs over the better part of a year, and she’s keeping it off and feeling better than ever. These are not overnight success stories. These clients took small, consistent steps that helped them to gradually reach their goals. And because the steps are do-able, they’ve maintained their results.

Try this: Think about how you would like to look and feel in six months. What would you be doing regularly if you were at that place? Now, what first small step can you start taking now that will move you further toward that goal?

Our culture promotes quantum leap success so we must be vigilant in ignoring those messages and creating a supportive environment for our small steps. You want to be ready for whatever actions you decide to take. If you’re only ready for one small change right now, then make that change. It will produce momentum when you’re ready for the next one.

Remember that small changes produce big results. If you cultivate a bit of patience and give yourself kudos for the changes you do make, rather than berate yourself for the ones you don’t, the process will feel a whole lot easier.

If you want support to make small steps work for your weight loss goal, then reach out to me at

I hear it all the time…

“I know what to do, but sometimes I don’t do it.”

“When I’m stressed or tired, I slip back into old habits.”

“I don’t make it a priority.”

The truth is, there are barriers that keep people from taking consistent, daily action towards their weight loss goals. A big reason is because they haven’t learned to start well.

Can you relate to any of these?

  1. Repeating the cycle: You fall back on what you’ve done in the past. But rather than learning from the past – what went well, what didn’t, and MOST importantly, why – you simply repeat it without a critical look at those previous attempts.
  2. Focusing on failures: Instead of repeating the cycle, you ruminate on all the times that didn’t work. Your future weight loss efforts are half-hearted at best.
  3. In a hurry: You want it yesterday! No time for preparation, goal setting, strategizing. Just get it done. Without a solid foundation, your new behaviors don’t take hold.
  4. Lone ranger: You’re doing it on your own, with little, if any support. For example, you have great intentions to exercise but then your partner comes home with ice cream and suggests Netflix.
  5. “I didn’t have time to…”: Your schedule gets the better of you. Your good intentions are crowded out by competing priorities.

Any of these can stop you before you ever really start. And the more failure you experience, the harder it is to even want to start the next time. But you can change that.

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If you have plans to make health and weight loss a priority in 2019, I encourage you to identify the barriers that keep you stuck and remove them – set a foundation of success before you start.

And if you’ve already started your 2019 plan, that’s okay. You’ll benefit from recognizing and removing these barriers. It’s not too late to do it right and set yourself up for a better result.


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