Weight Loss Motivation – Giving Your Best

By Kimberly Taylor

I just saw this remarkable inspirational film called ‘Facing the Giants.’ The movie, while low budget, had a powerful message about faith and persistence. It illustrated the importance of giving your best, even when it looks like nothing that you are doing is working the way you hoped. It is a lesson for us all, in particular those who us who have struggled with weight.

Here is a clip from what I think is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie:


Notice how the coach encourages the player to keep going, even when the player clearly wants to give up. I think each one of us has a coach inside, but most of us have coaches that discourage us from our weight loss goals. Our coach tells us “You can’t do it,” “This isn’t working,” “It’s taking too long,” or “You might as well quit.” Instead of giving us the courage we need to give our best so we can finish strong, our coach takes our courage away.

If weight loss is a struggle for you, then I want you to start paying attention to your inner coach, your thoughts. Is they encouraging you (giving you courage) or discouraging you (taking courage away)? If it is the latter, then start changing those thoughts. It might be challenging because you are probably used to discouraging yourself. But I promise you that if you commit to being your biggest encourager, then you will stick with your good habits long enough to see results. And even if you stumble, you will get back on track immediately instead of using it as an excuse to give up.

And with that attitude, you will win.

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Kimberly Taylor

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Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

  • Hi there,

    My name is Monique & I’m part of the PR team for Sherwood Pictures–creators of FACING THE GIANTS.
    Thank you so much for supporting the movie on your blog! We wanted to keep you informed of their latest project–FIREPROOF.
    It’s due to hit theaters this September in theaters nationwide. You can go to http://www.fireproofthemovie.com to view the trailer, read the synopsis, and sign up for updates to stay up to date with all of the FIREPROOF happenings! If you’re interested in learning more or need any resource, pictures, and downloads for your blog please email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to get you what you need.

    Again, thanks for blogging!
    Lovell-Fairchild Communications

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