Thursday, March 19, 2009

The 3 Most Common Mental Blocks to Your Weight Loss Success

Last year Jim Katsoulis interviewed me, and it was by far the best set of questions I'd ever been I asked Jim to write a guest article for us:

The 3 Most Common Mental Blocks to Your Weight Loss Success

By: Jim Katsoulis

1. Your age
2. Your genetics
3. Your history

Have you ever used one of these issues as an excuse when you didn’t lose weight? Most people have. They can’t lose weight because they're over 50, or because everyone in their family is overweight, or because they’ve tried "everything" and failed.

Sorry, but the truth is, these are excuses, nothing more.

The reality is that your age, genetics, and history are just YOUR STARTING POINT in your weight loss success journey.

So having taken that mental crutch away from you, we’ll now replace it with something much better – control. Because if your age, genetics, and history are just a starting point, it means that you are in control of what happens from here on out.

Each of us has a unique history of genetics, upbringing, habits, lifestyle, loves and hates. But whatever you bring to the party, once the music starts, it’s up to you what happens next.

Let’s illustrate that...

If you were to eat perfectly and exercise regularly every day for a year, would it change the way you look and feel?

Think about that – it’s an exceptional person who can put their hand on their heart and say no it wouldn't make any impact on my weight loss success.

So what does that mean?

It means YOU are in control. It means that there are things you can do, no matter what your age, genetics or starting point, which will make a significant difference in how you look and feel.

Quite simply, your weight loss success ultimately depends on one thing, and one thing only – what you do with your body from this point forward. Your body is a reflection of your behaviors. Accepting this thought removes a powerful limiting belief that many people hold.

You can achieve weight loss success.

Does that mean it won’t be difficult?

Of course not – this is reality we’re dealing in.

But what it does mean is that you can start your weight loss with the logical and emotional certainty that if you act a certain way, your body will transform. Guaranteed.

If you’re losing weight, it’s because you’re doing things right. If, however, you’ve hit a plateau, things have evened out a bit, then it means there are things you need to change.

This is a much easier proposition to deal with than, my weight loss has stopped because my family history is against me, or, I have a slow metabolism.

Those things may be true, but they are merely factors, factors that you work around by doing things right. They might make it a little harder for you, might mean that it will take a little longer to achieve the lean, defined body that you desire, but ultimately your weight loss success if completely under your control.

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JeremyD said...

This is very true. I've used the second two excuses before and my wife actually uses the last excuse as to why I won't succeed.

Not anymore. Thank you for the blueprint making something easy to follow and one where I've already made progress.

gbgeek said...

We often tell ourselves many things about why we aren't acheiving success - except the truth.

This article brings some very important thoughts, but the most important, is that "I" ultimately decide whether I succeed or fail in reaching my fitness goals.