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A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Starts With A Single Step

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A Journey of A Thousand Miles Starts With A Single Step…

Every BIG goal can seem overwhelming, but we just need to take it step at a time, taking the first step is a big achievement, and if you can take one step, then you can take another and another.  

a journey of a thousand miles


Last night I went to my first physio appointment.  I didn’t really know what to expect, my ankle is very weak, I broke my ankle in two places and wrecked the ligaments two months ago, and the thought of walking again is scary.

The physio girl was very nice, we had a consultation, then she tested my strength and flexibility, then she massaged my ankle and then we did some exercises that I have to do 3 times a day at home.  I also tried to walk with just one crutch, but it was very hard, it is very frustrating when something so simple, becomes so hard and overwhelming.   I almost fainted at one stage, but I came out feeling good that I am starting this important stage of my recovery.  I am looking forward to taking that first step without crutches.

If you are overweight and feeling overwhelmed with the journey that lies ahead of you, then just focus on taking that step.

Making that first step could be:-

  • Placing your first order and joining our Secret Slimmers group.
  • Doing ONE day on TFR. (Total Food Replacement)
  • Replacing one or two meals a day with a meal replacement to ease yourself into TFR.

[quote]A Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step[/quote]

What is your first step?  What can you do to move yourself just a little bit closer to your goal of losing weight and getting into ketosis?

Pick a simple goal, and just do it.  Focus on doing that one simple step.  

When you take one step, then you can focus on the next, but don’t forget to take a moment to recognise your progress.

whole staircase

I see this happening all the time, someone loses 1 stone, and then all they do is feel overwhelmed with the thought that they have another 3 stone to go.  All they can see is the 3 stone ahead of them.  Make sure that you don’t fall into this trap.  Take your weight loss journey one step at a time, celebrate every pound lost, feel proud of every day you filled with willpower and determination, just enjoy the moment, and focus on the next step, the next day, the next hour.

If it hurts me when I take my first step without crutches, do you think I will just stop? No of course not, because I need to be able to walk.

Starting a total food replacement diet takes determination and involves a detox which does hurt!  But you have to take strength that you will get through it, and you will be better off by doing it.  Losing weight, being slim and healthy is something you need to do.  What is the alternative of not losing weight??

So take the next step with courage and determination.  Focus on that one step, and take each day as it comes.  Every night make sure you recognise your progress, feel proud and wake up every morning feeling more determined to take the next step.

Focusing on a day at a time builds your self esteem, self discipline, confidence, willpower, and self belief.   With every step you take, your momentum will build, and soon you will feel like it is a breeze!

Yes you will get hard days, everyone does, that is called LIFE.  And on those days you need to go back to basics and focus on that one step.

There is only ONE PERSON who can move you forward and that is YOU.

I am the only person who can make me walk again.  Yes I can go to a physio, but at the end of the day it is up to me.

You are the only person who can lose your weight.  Yes you can order your new you plan meal replacements and join secret slimmers, but at the end of the day it is up to you.

Accept responsibility for your journey.  It is empowering to know that your success is only done to you.  If you are the only one who can do it, then you are the only one who can stop you doing it.

[quote]If it is to be, it is up to me![/quote]

Whatever your challenge, take the first step and believe in yourself 🙂

Take your first step with the new you plan today.  xx


Julz x




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2 Responses

  1. Kate Hackett says:

    Thanks to Julz, I took my first steps with New You…..

    And now I only have 24 steps (lbs) left to walk !!!

    Love your blogs, great read and so motivating xxxx

    • Julz Julz says:

      Thank you Kate 🙂 You have done so well with your journey!! I can’t wait to share your story with everyone, you will inspire so many people to take that first step 🙂

      Keep going Kate, that 24 pounds will be banished in no time.

      Julz xx