A Little Observation About Instant Gratification

I know that people in today’s society are spoiled and want everything handed to them. Instant gratification. Which is part of why we are all here, at Venus, needing to do something about our bodies. I’ve read some blogs/posts, and some are great, others make me think, WTF. If people are looking for complete hand-holding, they are at the wrong place.

And guess what, they’ll find somebody to hold their hands and take their money and they will lose weight. But guess what, they’ll be right back where they are now in a few years.

The Venus Factor gives us all of the tools we need. We each need to learn how to feed ourselves daily. That means, explore your grocery store, quit being so freaking lazy people. And people who have had no results, well, I’d bet money, they aren’t paying nearly as good of attention to their intake calories as they say/think.

I’ve been on so many diets in my life. I don’t have a goal to get into a bikini in a few months for some event. I want to get fit for life, which is why I love Venus so much. This is helping me learn how to live my life completely fulfilled.

And the short cuts…sheesh. Read the materials. They do tell you everything you need to know. The only real problems I’ve had is navigating the web-site. However, the stuff I really need (workout videos) I can find quite easily.

I would be a liar if I said I never bought into that nonsense, but I have learned… nothing is handed to anyone for free. You have to earn your progress. And this program IS, in my opinion, as simple as it gets. You just got to do the work!

I thought I’d pop in to say hi and to congratulate everyone for coming to a place where the truth reigns over all and the ladies are kind and the guys are brilliant.

I must say though that the weirdest part of this journey – is the impact that changing your body and your lifestyle has over the trajectory of your life. Once you build the momentum and things start happening… wowzers — so many other things will happen too. It did for me.

My transformation started in 2009 but this has been an epic life long journey. I released 50 unsightly and unwanted pounds and they haven’t come back! I currently bounce around within 3-6lbs of my lowest weight and I’m pretty okay with that. I may take it to the ‘next’ level at some point – but for now I’m just happy to do my thing… live the life of balance and teach my children that there is no such thing as a bad food – but that all food has a healthy dose.

The devil is in the dose ladies. I’ve been hearing this all my life – but it took me having two kids and hitting my all-time high in weight to start listening. Now that I’ve turned on my ‘listening ears’ (yes – I’m a mom … and yes… I’ve used that phrase one too many times in my life) … I will forever remember that ‘calories in vs. calories out’– is the only way to manage your diet.

Stay focused. Stay determined. Keep active. Stay true the process and results will come.

Anyway, learn to take care of yourselves, fellow Venuses. Nobody else can/will do nearly as good a job.