“If you do what you always do, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” I’m not sure who said it, but I’ve sure found it to be true.
Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing but expecting a different result.” Thomas Edison did hundreds of experiments, all slightly different, before creating a light bulb that worked. Both changed the world.
Whether you’re just trying to get active and change your eating, or you’re already active and trying to break through a plateau, something is probably going to have to change. We can’t keep doing the same things but expect a different result.
So what needs to change? I think it starts with our thinking. We have to first realize there’s a problem, before we can solve it. And then we have to realize that what we’ve been doing isn’t working, or isn’t working well enough. Sometimes, that’s tough to admit.
If you’re not satisfied, that could be a beginning. It means you just might be ready. So ask yourself these questions: What do you want to accomplish? What small changes can you make today that could lead to big changes later? And what’s holding you back?
If you can change your thinking just a little bit, you might be able to stop doing what you’ve always done. And you just might be able to stop getting what you’ve always got!
Our Biggest Losers have made some changes, especially our Week Five winners. Brooke Bartley won first place, losing 8.0 lbs and 3.8% of her body weight. Mark Clark was second, losing another 5.6 lbs and 1.8%, and Krista Krable came in third, losing 2.3 lbs and 1.0%.