Having a Weight Loss Plan is Overrated
I get it, you’re planning to start tomorrow. Next week. Next month. Next year.
You’ve got everything planned. You’ll know you’ll count calories, points, carbs, or whatever else (you know what I’d recommend!). You know what gym you’ll sign up to, when you’ll go, and you know exactly how much weight you want to lose.
You feel like you’ve done everything, but you’ve actually done nothing.
No plan in the world is worth anything without execution. I’d rather be spur of the moment and execute a poorly thought out plan than plan for weeks, months, or years. In fact, I did. Two years ago after looking myself in the mirror on some random morning I just decided to stop eating so much. I didn’t know what to eat, I just knew I needed to eat less. I didn’t know what kind of exercising I needed to do, I just knew I needed to do something. I didn’t have a brilliant plan, but it was a plan.
And I put my plan into action on the same day.
We always get caught up in the details and become busybodies, planning and pretending like we’re busy getting prepared for something. Sure, plans are good, particularly in the big decisions of our life (career, going back to school, etc), but not at the expense of doing nothing. Too many people live their lives in the planning stages of some goal they want to achieve, never wanting to escape from that stage.
Planning stages are comfortable and are appealing to us because planning doesn’t require a lot of hard work, yet we still get to feel like we’re accomplishing something because we tell ourselves we’re working toward our goals.
I don’t like comfortable — I don’t like planning. I like doing. Go do something.