Yes, it requires work and change, you need to think about what you eat and how you move but the ONE thing which is always overlooked is this:
Dieting has affected your mindset, you believe everything revolves around calories in and out. You have been told ‘it doesn’t matter what you eat’ as long as you eat less than you burn…
This shit matters, and so does how you perceive your actions and success.
You cannot fake your mindset, and what I’ve found is that this creates change in your entire life – not just your body.
I am now a happier person, less stressed and authentically myself.
These are the FOUR mindset shifts you need to start making:
Be prepared for life.
Weight loss does not create an easy life. You’ve been sold and told that weight loss will solve all of your problems – but it won’t. You will weigh less, you will likely be able to do things you couldn’t or didn’t want to do in the past. Life will still happen.
To ensure you stay consistent even when life is throwing curve balls, I ask my clients to get really clear on WHY it is they want to lose weight. It’s such a simple question, but ‘I want to be healthy’ isn’t going to cut it. You need to dig deep, what will life be like when you lose weight? Why are you unable to do these things now?
Get clear on WHY you want this and don’t let it go.
Act as if.
You likely believe that when you lose weight you’ll be able to do things you can’t do now, or that you’ll have things that you feel you are not worthy of, like love or happiness. As I’ve already explained in step 1 weight loss does not change anything other than your weight.
If you do not believe you are worthy of love or happiness, weighing a few pounds less won’t change your mind.
Instead of believing that once you DO something, you will HAVE something and BECOME the person you want to be – start being that person now.
To have whatever it is you want and do the things you want you need to start being that person right now.
Let’s say you want to lose 50lbs. What does a person who loses 50lbs do? How do they live their life? What do they do on a daily and weekly basis ? Start acting as if you are the person you want to become. It’s a whole lot easier to achieve your goals when you practice being the person now.
Learn to adjust your sails.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails”
I’ve already told you life will throw some sh*t balls, so when this happens:
- don’t decide that this kind of stuff only happens to you, or become entirely consumed with the negative – IT WILL PASS.
- don’t stop taking care of yourself, in the hope that someone else will do it for you – YOU need to love you, it’s no one else’s job
BE the person who learns at every corner, it’s only failure if you give up, find success in everything you do and keep moving forward.
Live in the present moment.
Do you find yourself worrying about what happened yesterday? Last week? Last year? Or perhaps you find yourself focused on what hasn’t happened? What might happen in the future.
The past is done. Sure, it affected who you are right now – but you cannot change it. It would be a waste of time trying.
The future hasn’t been written. You cannot worry about something which hasn’t happened.
Live in the present moment, today, right now – THIS is where you create change and you write your future.
So stop worrying about what might happen, and write the next chapter yourself.
BE the person I know you are meant to be.
There is a common quote:
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t you are right”
It’s true, there is no middle ground when it comes to your mindset. What I’ve discovered is these mindset shifts don’t just allow for better fat loss results, they allow you to really create a lifestyle which you LOVE. It teaches you to be mindful, of your body and actions.
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