“Can I Do it Right Now?”

Lori Boxer
Weight★No★More℠ Diet Center

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Do you need to lose weight but dread the thought of how far you have to go to accomplish your goals?


Clients have told me that when they think about all they’ll have to do in order to reach lose weight, it paralyzes them. It’s why they procrastinate in getting started and why they so often fail.


Day 1 of packing lunch for work instead of ordering in pizza or Chinese take-out is easy. But day 2, day 3? Well, there’s where your mind can start to wander.


You start to think about:


  • how you’ll have to pack lunch every day;
  • how you’ll have to plan meals ahead at least a few days to know what food you need in the house;
  • how you’ll have to go grocery shopping every week, sometimes twice in a week;
  • how you’ll never have another slice of pizza or fried won tons!


. . . and with that, comes the spiral.


Stop thinking about how hard it’s going to be tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. Don’t assume things will feel as hard as they do now. Why, you might be stronger and more committed with each passing day!


Instead, when weakness and doubt creep in, ask yourself, “Can I do it right now?” “Can I ride out this craving just for this moment—this hour?”


Most of the time, the answer will be a definite yes.


If you’re overweight or obese, don’t think about how far, how long. DO think about how it must be done, it needs to be done.


So, if necessary, crawl through the day minute by minute, hour by hour—asking yourself, “Can I do it right now?”


“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  ~  Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, The Teaching of Buddha


Stay present in the moment. Commit to the hour ahead.

Slimcerely yours℠,

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