Welcome to this week’s Inspire Me.

I used to be assembly with a shopper final week and he was making an attempt to elucidate his frustration in managing his day by day routine. He was flustered, considerably offended (with himself) and in no way certain how he was going to manage (and proceed to drop pounds).

He blurted out, “it’s like making an attempt to juggle jelly”, and there was a pregnant pause and I simply mentioned, “that’s one thing I’ve by no means tried however can solely think about how difficult it’s”. And I then requested, “does the color of the jelly make a distinction”.

Cue one other pregnant pause. Within the larger scheme of issues my query was as equally non sensical as his assertion: his inconceivable, mine irrelevant. In fact, down at avenue degree the place we dwell, his assertion carries quite a lot of weight and is a frame of mind that impacts lots of people.

I then requested him to view his subject inside the framework of the ABCDs. The following ten minutes proved to be an important time we’ve spent collectively. Why? My shopper realised that he had to make use of the Motivation instruments (the ABCD framework and the audio recordsdata on Wholesome Thoughts Wholesome Physique) in order to be greatest ready to take care of the predictable challenges; challenges that may be nipped within the bud and the place the mandatory responses are coded into his unconscious.

If you end up losing a few pounds quickly (as this shopper is), there is usually a pure inclination to be euphoric, the place you consider in your personal talents and never these of the help instruments we offer. The important thing to long-lasting weight reduction and profitable weight upkeep is to embrace and use the instruments – the ABCD framework is one such instance. My shopper had a wobble (excuse the pun) however is now again on observe and primed to make use of the ABCDs to assist to formulate extra rational, useful and compassionate ideas. He’s now not making an attempt to juggle jelly; as an alternative, he’s constructing his competence at utilizing the ABCD framework.

Be aware my use of the phrase ‘compassionate‘. Be kinder to your self. I’ll come again to this topic in subsequent week’s Inspire Me.

Ask any Motivation shopper that’s sustaining and they’ll level to the help instruments – they’re key to changing these habits and behaviours which can be on the root of profitable weight reduction.

As we at all times say, it’s not what you eat, it’s WHY!


As at all times, thanks for giving me your time. Bear in mind, you aren’t alone! The Motivation neighborhood will at all times be right here to help you.

Final week’s Inspire Me is right here – How to Guarantee Failure.