Such a distasteful word! It’s not what any of us wants to feel on purpose, in fact, we do a lot to avoid feeling it. But if you want to lose weight, you’re going to need to feel some discomfort. And if you want to lose weight quickly, you’ll need to feel more of it. Is it worth it? That’s for you to decide. For me, it was definitely worth it to lose 65 pounds. I know – that’s easy for me to say now because my discomfort is in the past. But I gained a couple of pounds over the holidays and realized this morning that I’ll need to feel a little discomfort to get back down to where I was. I’ve been maintaining my weight loss loosely following a simple food protocol and intermittent fasting by skipping breakfast – and since my body was used to it, I felt no discomfort. But now to lose what I gained over the holidays I need to tighten up the rules and get through some unpleasant moments again. Side benefit of telling you that – I feel a little better already! Just by acknowledging it and telling someone, I just braced myself for it and I feel a little stronger.
So I’m going to embrace discomfort in order to get what I want. I can remember times in the past year when I actually enjoyed feeling a little hungry because I knew that meant I was burning fat. I’m going to choose to focus on that thought to get me through the transition to losing weight again. Discomfort? Bring it!