They say attitude is everything and when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, this certainly holds true. Physical change will not happen until you make a mental change. Are you going about this all the wrong way? Yo-you dieting? The mental change will come about when you realize you do not need to diet anymore. You need to eat healthy, exercise and not obsess about the scale. Nothing is going to be perfect overnight; you have to give yourself time to lose weight, weight train and be kinder to your body. If you have a bad day and eat something not too healthy, you have to forgive yourself and move forward. Do you wreck the whole day with food choices, thinking since you screwed up one meal, why not make the whole day a massive binge day? Be kinder to yourself and realize it was one mistake, get back on the wagon and just do it.
Your mental state before you start a workout can play a big part in how that workout goes. Yes, working out can help improve your mental state by pumping those endorphins through and relieving stress. But who wants to just “get” through a workout? Enjoying the workout and being proud of it is so much more beneficial. By going into your workouts with a better attitude you are ensured to get much more from it. Enjoying your workout will help you push harder. You’ll improve your endurance, your stability, your muscle strength much faster if you push it.
I had to start from the beginning. I had to re-adjust my mentality before I could commit to such a program. I had to start thinking that I CAN do this and soon enough I began to believe it!