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Lacking Motivation


Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

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Are you trying to muster up the motivation to start again on your diet?

I can see why it feels daunting to "start" again because you think you need to start with a complex diet regiment! That's all you have ever known...

You start to give yourself rules...

  • I can't eat this
  • I can't eat that
  • I can't do this
  • I can't do that
  • I have to get to this weight by X time

And you think the harder you are on yourself the better results you will see.

I am here to call BS on this!

It's extremely toxic and negative and I don't know about you but when someone else is telling me I can't, I can't, I can't… I get grumpy, upset, and stressed.

This way of thinking is NOT motivating. In fact, it's paralyzing and debilitating.

Instead of focusing on what you CAN'T do, let’s focus on what you can do and GO In at 5mph. Let’s not try to go 100mph and do all of the changes and implementations at once. Otherwise, you will burn out and quit yet again.

5mph you can do! That is attainable and sustainable! 

100mph is exhausting... 

You are not conditioned right now to run 100mph. Remember all that other stress you have in your life right now?? Trust me, your body is not wanting MORE of it. You are just making your body fight you tooth and nail by continuing to add SO much to your plate. Let’s take a step back, start small and build those foundational blocks for success.

Here is the #1 thing I tell clients ...


  • You have healthy food in the you actually have to eat it.
  • You know what is healthy... but now you actually have to order it.

Remember it's great to get all the info in the world, but unless action is taken then no results will be seen. In the Gray30 I help my clients take action on small wins weekly to make it doable for you. You can check it out here.

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