Kathy and her friend were each other’s motivation to start this journey. She started on 120kg and is currently weighing 86.7kg.
Sometimes people find it hard to start changing their habits and lifestyle, and make the mind shift to live their best life. If you can find someone to do it with you, it not only helps to keep you motivated; it also helps to keep yourself and each other accountable and increases your likeliness to be successful.
The most difficult part of the plan for Kathy was the beginning.
According to the self-help book, Psycho Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, habits are formed by completing a task for 21 days in a row. After twenty-one days of task completion, a habit is formed. A habit may initially be triggered by a goal, but over time that goal becomes less necessary and the habit becomes more automatic.
Kathy overcame the initial hurdles with the help of prayer and developing the mental stamina to persevere.
Losing weight in your teens, 20’s and 30’s may be achieved relatively easily. But weight loss requires more effort as you reach middle age due to aging muscles, hormonal changes and lifestyle changes – to name a few.
Kathy is a true testament that, although difficult, achieving weight loss after 40 is indeed possible if you believe in yourself.