|"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.|
It's to enjoy each step along the way."
I saw this quote, and really enjoyed it. I had to look up who-in-the-world "Wayne Dyer" is (on WIKIPEDIA), and I'll just say that quoting these words does not mean that I endorse his viewpoint or anything else.
But this quote expresses to me, my own belief that successful weight-loss needs to be enjoyable. Weight loss is not a temporary prison to be endured until you reach your goal weight (and then you can spring out of jail with a “get-out-of-jail- free” monopoly card).
Losing and maintaining your goal weight can be fantastically fun.
Find those exercises that you enjoy, go to places you can delight in. Every once in a while try something new. Even doing your “normal” standby walk can sometimes be spiced up by doing it from the opposite direction.
Experiment with new ways of dressing …. Your old style might not fit your new shape and (hopefully) new self-confidence. If you wear a wig, consider having it styled in a new way, or tie your scarf in a different fashion.
Occasionally you might attempt to cook with a vegetable you have never, or rarely, used. Never cooked Moroccan style? Experiment! (Just don’t add too much oil, my friends….)
One of the points that successful dieters said helped them to lose and stay there was this trait of making weight-reduction FUN.
So no matter what shoes you wear, get out there and DANCE.