Whenever we try to change ourselves from the outside in, it never lasts. We lose weight only to gain it back. Or we might get motivated for a short period of time but it doesn’t sustain itself. We might temporarily change our habits and patterns through self-restraint, but that alone will not keep us on the right path for any considerable length of time.
You see, as long as we’re still the same inside, at the level of our thoughts, beliefs, patterns, and emotions, we simply haven’t acheived transformation in the deeper sense. To get healthy and stay that way, yes, we need to exercise and eat right. But we often also need to work on ourselves 'beyond the body' -- examining our limiting beliefs about our body and life. We must change our mindset and heal emotional bumps and bruises that today's lifestyles invariable cause.
We must hold the intention of making healthy changes inside and out. That's what works in my opinion, based on 14 years of experience helping lots of people make the transformation from before to after and making it last.
The good news is, you can do it--you really can!
Enjoy the transformation journey.