10 Ways People Over 40 Can Lose Weight – Part 5

Do Something That Terrifies You Every Day

It has been said that twenty seconds of fear is all you need. If you are willing to confront fear for twenty seconds every day, you can change your life. So how does fear stop you?

If you take twenty seconds to make that phone call, ask that question, walk into that exercise class, post that picture, or share that dream, you’ll find that the anticipation was a lot more painful than the act itself.

Nike’s slogan is “Just do it.” for a reason. Just letting go of the fear that’s stopping you is half the battle. Most of the time, when you step out of your comfort zone you aren’t actually entering a dangerous situation. You’re stretching yourself. You’re growing. And that’s how you win health and happiness.

Fear can motivate you. I challenge you to post your weight loss goals on Facebook or other social media. As scary as this may be, you’ll be surprised with all the support you receive in return.

Reflect on Your Blessings Every Day

Gratitude changes everything. It is the root of the abundant mindset. When you adopt a grateful attitude you open yourself up to unlimited opportunity.

While defeat limits growth, gratitude uncorks it. Every time we reflect on our blessings we create a more fertile environment for a healthier, happier life. Positive things happen for positive people.

Rather than view your weight loss goal as a path paved with deprivation, be grateful for all the healthy foods you have available. Reflect on the incredible gift of health you are bestowing upon yourself with every healthy bite you take. This simple mindset shift will dramatically improve your outlook and improve your chances of success.

Let your gratitude for the blessings in your life motivate you to lose weight and be your best self.


You deserve to lose weight and live your happiest, healthiest life. You deserve a life that is abundant and joyful.
You deserve to love yourself.

There are hundreds of ways to find your motivation. Write a “To do list.” Change your posture. Pursue your passion. Take responsibility for your choices. Break big goals into baby steps. Be truthful with yourself. Plan indulgences. Raise your standards. Take a break.

Don’t be afraid to find what works for you. It could be as simple as creating a vision board to keep all your weight loss and other goals at the front of your mind. Every time you walk into your office, you’ll be reminded of what you want and it will motivate you to keep moving forward.

Use these ten suggestions to start optimizing your potential. Life is a brief, beautiful journey. If you fill your days with what you love and use your energy, all of it, mental, physical and spiritual, to motivate your success, you can lose weight and will win the happy, healthy life you deserve.

Are you looking to establish better habits?

Let me help!

Check out our Personalized Nutrition Program!