There's truth to the mantra: "you are what you believe you are.
" Be it in losing weight or achieving a long term goal, the mechanics remain basically the same.
You need to have the correct mindset to achieve what you aspire.
Before you even begin to think about dieting or getting to an exercise, start with your mind first.
What your mind can believe your body can achieve.
If you have the correct mindset and attitude towards your diet, then there's a high chance that you'll succeed.
The following thoughts, when all followed sincerely will definitely get you results.
- Believe in yourself.
You may not realize it but your mind is powerful.
What you conceive in your mind as your reality is your reality.
People who do the extraordinary have one thing in common and that's an indestructible will.
They have so much faith in what they can do that they don't let anything bar their path.
If you want to lose weight, believe that you can and you will.
- Be realistic.
No, this doesn't mean that you can't aim for high goals just don't expect results overnight.
If you have been 100 pounds overweight for the last 10 years of your life and expect to shave that off within a week.
Losing weight is not a race, on the contrary its developing healthy habits that make you lose weight, and that takes time.
- Now is the time.
Don't wait for the perfect time to start with your diet.
There is no perfect time.
Either you do it now or you are bound to keep it off forever.
Procrastination is a common bane for those who would be weight "losers.
" Like the nike ad says: just do it!
- Allow yourself to fail.
Yep, you read it right, don't go to the self pity route where you tell yourself you just can't do it if you missed.
If you failed to stick to your diet today, so what.
Do it again tomorrow, continue where you stopped.
A note though, don't try to make up for it by doing more tomorrow since you missed a day.
That's a recipe for disaster.
Just graciously accept and forgive yourself for faltering, then commit to starting over the next day.
- Be optimistic.
I know, this is repeated too many times but if you really want to get results why not believe in yourself any way? Optimists are the people that make a difference in the world, pessimists see too many obstacles.
If somebody puts you down, do not believe a single word, just keep on moving forward and focus that you can do it.
It doesn't hurt to try.
- Enjoy the process.
Losing weight, regardless of how much or how little, is a long journey but the benefits you get are priceless.
So you might as well enjoy it, but how? Read number 5.
Say part of losing your weight is taking a jog in the morning, instead of racing through your route, take time to enjoy the trees, the scent in the air, smile at the people you meet.
Soon, you'll find it a joy to jog.
- Never give up.
Winners are losers who just got up and moved on every time they lost.
Don't give up on yourself.
Losing weight is just like real life, you give up now, you'll only have plenty of what if's in the future.
Persevere and push yourself forward and you'll see how far you've come when you look back.
If you want to lose weight, if you want to win in this life, never give up, not now, not ever.
Whichever path you choose, always remember that with the right mind set, losing weight is as good as done.
You are the cause why you have excess weight, but more importantly you are the solution to lose those excess.