What’s Holding You Back?

What’s Holding You Back?

By Meggan Larson


Often when I’m working with a client and we can’t get to the bottom of why they’re not losing weight we reach a point where we need to have “the talk”. You see there is usually something hidden that is holding them back. Something only they know they’re doing and they are hoping that with exercise and eating mostly on plan that their dirty little secret isn’t going to have to be revealed. The problem with that is that it shows up on the scale and in their muffin top.

They may not be telling anyone about their secret indulgence but trust me, it’s definitely showing up…

What's Holding You Back

So what’s your secret? Do you eat too many nuts every week? Do you have an alcoholic drink or two every night? Do you get the munchies and binge after dinner? What is it that you’re doing that you know deep down is holding you back but that you aren’t quite ready to admit to anyone yet?

It’s up to you if you are ready to give it up at this point or not. Only you can make that decision and I don’t say that lightly. I know the internal battle that happens when your head is on the right course but your taste buds are fighting you every step of the way by reminding you how delicious the forbidden food is. It’s an age old story that’s been happening since the beginning of time. Just one bite isn’t going to make you fat. Just this once won’t derail all of your progress. While that is true, I think we all know that it’s never just one bite and it’s never just one time and THAT is the problem.

If there is a type of food or drink that calls to you all day long, makes you feel like you just have to have it everyday, and is hindering your success (even if no one knows about it) then it may be time to seriously consider whether or not it’s worth it. Try giving it up for a month just to see if it changes anything in your results. And also to see if this is a serious addiction that you might need to seek help with (talking alcohol here, not necessarily cashews). No snack or treat is worth the depression, anxiety, tears, and frustration that hindering your success brings. It’s time to clean out our closets and focus once more on what we want to accomplish; whatever that is.

~ Meggan 🙂


Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!

Check out Meggan Larson over at Desire to Inspire!

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