I want to talk about something really important in any weight loss journey. It’s first and foremost not about the program you use, it’s not about the foods you eat or don’t eat. The very first thing your weight loss about is your attitude toward yourself. If you feel good about yourself, then you can think of your weight loss journey as striving to match the outside to how you see yourself on the inside. If you feel like you have much to live for and much to look forward to, then you will want to get your body in shape in order to live that life to the fullest.
Adopt An I-Can and I Will Attitude
Many look at the scale and have no idea how they are going to lose just one pound, let alone reach their weight goal. If you think you can’t, then why even bother starting? Your mind is very powerful and cannot be underestimated. If you believe you can and believe you will get through all obstacles to reach your goal, your chances of success will be very high. Believe you can and you will! This works not only for weight loss but for achieving all kinds of goals in life.
Believe You are Worth It
Dieting is not fun. It means changing habits. We all know that if you only workout for the duration of a diet plan or eat healthy for a few weeks, the weight will start coming back faster than they fell off. The real change must begin on the inside, starting with how you see yourself. The most important element in your mindset is that you must believe your life is precious and you are worth making the change for. It’s not what others think of you or how beautiful they will think you are when you are thinner, but how beautiful you already believe you are even before you begin.
Where To Start
We are our own harshest critics. Setting all diet goals aside for a minute, begin each day by appreciating yourself and appreciating the life you have. No, life is not perfect. We all have our issues. There are always stresses that plague us no matter who we are. Put all those things aside when you begin each day, and tell yourself you are worth it. Get specific about the good traits you have. Think about how you are unique. Give yourself a pat on the back for accomplishments big and small. Forgive yourself more often than blaming yourself. You will be amazed how doing these little things to love yourself will start creating the motivation you need to achieve your goals: diet and otherwise.