January 9, 2024

How My Habits Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds


Hey there! If you’re on a quest to shed those extra pounds and transform your life, you’ve come to the right place. Over the past decade on my own weight loss journey, I’ve uncovered a little secret – the magic truly happens through consistency. Remember this equation: Time + Consistency = Results. But how do you maintain that consistency over the long haul? The answer lies in creating sustainable habits. 

Why Habits Are Your Secret Weapon

First things first, you might be wondering how you can stay motivated when motivation feels like a fleeting, fickle friend. Well, here’s the good news – it’s all about your habits! Your habits are the unsung heroes that keep you on track, day in and day out. They are the building blocks for your success and the core of any significant transformation. But these habits aren’t just going to help you lose the weight; they’re going to help you keep it off, too. So, let’s get started by understanding the “why” behind your journey.

Discovering Your “Why”

Before diving headfirst into the habit-building process, take a moment to reflect on your ultimate goal. Sure, you might want to lose 10, 50, or 100 pounds, but why? Why does it matter to you? What’s the deep-rooted reason behind your desire for change? To uncover your true motivations, try this exercise: Ask yourself “why” five times in a row. For instance, if your initial goal is to lose 10 pounds, it might start out like this:

  •  Why do you want to lose 10 pounds? I want to fit into a smaller pair of jeans.

  •  Why do you want to fit into a smaller pair of jeans? Because it’ll boost my confidence and make me feel great.

  • Why is feeling confident and great important to you?

By continually asking “why,” you’ll reveal the core reason driving your journey.

In a Nutshell: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

In summary, the key to your success is understanding that this journey is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. Time plus consistency equals results, and creating sustainable habits is your ticket to that finish line. I speak from personal experience – crash diets and extreme workouts may work temporarily, but they’re hard to maintain. The real transformation happens when you focus on building good habits and making them an integral part of your lifestyle.

I’ve lost 100 pounds, maintained my habits throughout pregnancy (which I couldn’t do before), and stuck with them for years because they’ve become second nature. 

So, are you ready to embark on this exciting journey of habit transformation?


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I’m Natasha Pehrson

Your ultimate hype girl and weight loss bestie! I’m a wife and mom to 4 who has lost 100 pounds by ditching diets and instead focusing on creating healthy habits and changing my overall mindset around losing weight. Get to know me.