Here’s a lovely short article from Jessica Dawn about mindset and weight loss. I hope it inspires you like it has me. Let’s stay on track and make 2007 the best year ever!
Most of us have had times in life where we’ve been frustrated with our weight, super low energy, or just in a rut, unsatisfied with how we look and feel, knowing we need to do something, but not quite sure exactly just what to do. Of course we’ve all got books, tapes, videos, vitamins, and health information sitting on our shelves collecting dust. Things we bought with the full intention of using them, of whipping ourselves back into shape, and staying disciplined and determined with this new program…
How does it happen? How do we go from the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm we feel on the first day of our new exercise, eating, or health program to allowing that new idea, one we know will help us, to fall by the wayside and collect dust in our basements? The brand new treadmill becoming a coat rack, book shelf, and jungle gym for the kids (and pets) to use, and finally it ends up getting sold in a garage sale while we resign ourselves to failure…
Believe it or not, there is a three step system that will help you reach your fitness goals. It’s a matter of knowing what to do, and what order to do it in. I know most of us have “heard it all before”, our healthy, fit friends tell us to just use our will-power and start a program, watch the weight “melt away”, watch your energy levels “shoot through the roof”, guzzle this shake and you’ll “never be the same”, “burn fat while you sleep” and on and on and on.
Your well-meaning fit and healthy friends are on easy street, they already use the simple steps to fitness without even realizing it! They don’t even realize that they are setting you up to fail b/c they don’t know just exactly how you feel inside; they don’t know what is going on in your MIND! In one way, they are right, there is a simple method to fitness that can be applied to anyone, with any type of fitness level, looking to achieve any goal, but it’s not about using more “will power” to “exercise and starve” the fat away. No, it’s much simpler than that, and I can promise you, if you don’t know how to follow STEP ONE, your going to be “battling the bulge” until you drop! Do you want to know what step one is? Ok…I’ll tell you!
Step one is……drum roll please….. Mental Attitude!!! Are you shocked or disappointed? Either way, it doesn’t matter. This simple secret is the absolute foundation for any life change and especially in health & fitness. Follow me as we dive into the basics of how your mental attitude affects your healthy lifestyle and use this information to reach goals far beyond what you’ve been able to do so far!