You can’t get yourself to do it, no matter what. You want to, yet you don’t. You get frustrated with yourself. You call yourself names, like lazy and stupid. You let go of the frustration and turn it into apathy; or you turn it into a plan for doing it next time; or you mete out your time by doing something else. You rationalize. What I’m doing is important too. Only, you never get to what you “really want” to do or what you should be doing. We all know what to call you when you’re like this, don’t we? A procrastinator, with the biggest “P” imaginable.
Too bad! Get over it! You cannot lose excess weight if you procrastinate. Whoa. Hold on there. At least one research study shows that if you want to do something, you can, even if you procrastinate. What’s the secret? It’s forgiveness. The study shows clearly that people procrastinate less the next time, and so on, if they forgive themselves for procrastinating. Not being forgiving makes it worse.
That said. If you’re a procrastinator, a real honest-to-goodness, hard-nosed, tough-it-out, chronic procrastinator when it comes to losing unwanted weight, you can “get over it”. Just forgive yourself, drop the hate, and guess what? It will be much easier to drop your additional weight.