One question I’ve been pondering the last few weeks is how we get used to having extra weight on the body. I am bothered and uncomfortable when I’m up a few pounds and therefore could not wrap my head around how one gets used to an extra 50 pounds.
To help me understand I spoke this week with one of my long term clients who lost over 60 pounds since our first visit 7 years ago and maintained it. He told me “when you haven’t experienced feeling comfortable and energetic in your body you don’t miss it.”
You may not know what you’re missing…
He went on to say “it’s similar to not knowing what the comfort of anything is like until you’ve had it; then you miss it.” If you’ve never had a DVR you don’t miss it. However, after having it a few months imagine not having it. You’d have to watch shows in real time – a concept not fathomable to many individuals the last few years.
Most teenagers feel like they would rather die than not have a cell phone to text their friends. Baby boomers on the other hand had to get used to using cell phones and may still struggle with figuring out how to text their children.
If you’ve had the taste of being comfortable in your body and the experience it provides you WANT it, even crave it. And if you don’t know what you’re missing you might have to trust it IS something you are missing out on. Good health and well-being has the most delicious flavor imaginable and it starts with small reasonable changes over time. Remember things worth having are not achieved overnight and the journey is yours for the taking.