Train Your Mind And Change Your Body
What if I told you the difference between a successful transformation and a yet again, another failed attempt at weight loss, is the desire to change. We all say we want to change and we want to look better, but do we really want to change our behaviors? Weight loss success heavily depends on your willingness to change. Your desire to physically change must be greater than your desire for food and unhealthy behaviors.
Knowing that you need to make changes in your life and actually doing it are two different things.
A physical change starts with a mental/emotional change. Weight loss takes more mental strength than it does physical. Not many people are aware of the mental/emotional strength it takes to dedicate time and effort to something, especially when you body is involved. You need to be in a healthy state mentally before you decide to take on the weight loss journey.
Changing your mental state is not as easy as switching a light switch on, but it is do-able nonetheless. Simply, you must change the way you think. For example, instead of thinking “I have to lose 100lbs, it is going to be impossible” think to yourself “this week I will give my best effort and I will be satisfied with the outcome”. Or maybe you have already started on your weight loss journey, stop looking at how far you have to go. Look at how far you have come!
Whether your motivation for undertaking these changes is better health, improved appearance, or simply to feel better about yourself, find your motivation and focus on it. Accept that it will require work and time, but know it will be worth it.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong process. Establishing positive habits take time, consistency, and constant effort. A good tip is to make sure your weight-loss goal is safe and realistic.
Yeah, you might lose weight very quickly if you change your habits significantly and suddenly. But be very careful, though. Extensive changes that aren’t sustainable are not likely to be effective over the long term. Setting short term goals such as losing 1-2lbs per week, eating more veggies, drinking more water, or even getting more physical activity will set you up for a positive mindset. You will be more satisfied with yourself and your results this way.
No matter how hard it is for you to reach your weight loss goals, it will be worth it. I guarantee that you will never look back with regret. Always remember that every road has a few bumps, but as long and you keep moving forward, keep things fun, and stay focused on your ultimate goal; a happy, healthy, and fit body!