Weight Loss Advice to Keep You Motivated
The HealthCentral Editorial Team | Sept 5, 2014
Health isn’t just about eating right and exercising. It is also about taking care of yourself emotionally and mentally. There is an attitude adjustment needed when we strive to transform our physical bodies. Remember these words of advice during your weight-loss journey.
Stop doubting and start believing
Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” Observe and assess your thoughts. Do you notice habitual patterns of negative thinking? If so, make a conscious decision to replace those negative thoughts with kind or positive thoughts.
Stop limiting yourself
See in your mind’s eye what you want for yourself and your life. It’s not who you are that holds you back, rather it is who you think you’re not. See, imagine, dream of the person you want to be. See, imagine, and dream of the life you want to live. Act as if you are that person. Live into your dream.
Being strong sometimes means facing the need for positive life changes head on. Live positively for your health and happiness. Not only you, but your loved ones, friends, and associates will be inspired.
Stop making excuses
You cannot just sit and wait around for someone to solve your problems. You’ve got to get out there and make what you want happen. Otherwise, if you change nothing, then nothing will change. It’s OK to seek the help of others, just don’t expect others to do the work for you.
An optimistic mind notices the opportunities, things to be grateful for, and that even though things may be hard or bad right now they will change once again. The pessimistic mind will stay stuck in inaction, perhaps afraid to change, thinking that his or her situation cannot change, or that change is too hard to be had.
Stop emotional eating
It is not the future that you are afraid of. It’s repeating the past mistakes that makes you anxious. Stop putting your past in the present and ruining your future. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step.