You want to be fit.
So why aren’t you living life in your ideal body?
There are many complex reasons that make weight loss a challenge, reasons that go deeper than simply calories-in versus calories-out such as the life issues that get in the way of your success.
Are these the obstacles that stand in your way?
You don’t want to be bothered.
It’s in your DNA to avoid pain and seek out pleasure. In your mind, it’s painful (or at least uncomfortable) to change your nutrition habits and to exert yourself with exercise.
Motivate yourself towards healthy eating and exercise with action and focusing on the negative impact your current weight has on your health, self-esteem and lifestyle. Convince yourself that the pain of being out of shape is much greater than the discomfort of losing weight.
Just as you wish to avoid pain, you are also an expert in seeking out pleasure—namely food.
There’s good news: extra calories are not your only option to stimulate the pleasure center of your brain. You can also retrain your brain to crave the pleasure of exercise-induced endorphins. Find an activity or two that make you smile and indulge in those regularly.
➢ A walk outside ➢ A good book ➢ A spa day
You’re crazy busy.
You work too much, commit yourself to too much and don’t even get enough sleep. The fast-paced way you live leaves you exhausted, stressed and hungry for comfort food. You even begin to feel too busy to take care of your health.
It’s time to reprioritize. Remove some commitments so that you are able to cook healthy meals, exercise and get a good night’s sleep. Remind yourself that taking care of your health is not a luxury, but a necessity.
You’re afraid to start because you just might fail. You’re also afraid to start because you just might succeed, and change makes you uncomfortable – even if it’s change in the right direction.
When you decide to get fit you will need to go through a bushel of changes:
➢ New diet ➢ New exercise routine ➢ New support system ➢ New clothes ➢ New self-image
Envision that better life everyday so that it goes from being new and scary to familiar and comfortable.