Everyone knows the formula to losing weight. It’s a simple combination of eating less unhealthy foods and doing regular physical activity. But it were really that simple, why is it still so hard for people in general to keep the pounds off? And if it were that easy to do, why is weight loss a multi-billion dollar business up to today?
The answer is even simpler. People have no self-control. Consuming all-organic food or buying the latest exercise gadget won’t make any difference in your weight if you continue your journey to self-destruction.
When it comes to weight loss, it’s not just about finding the motivation for the initial weight reduction. It’s about maintaining that motivation for the long term.
Setting a goal is a conscious activity. Willpower is also a conscious activity. But long term behavior isn’t acquired when you set goals at only one time. It’s kind of like making your New Year’s Resolutions, where February hasn’t even come, yet all your resolutions have been broken.
It takes the brain 20-30 days to form a habit, and new patterns only begin to form when done with repetition. What you repeat over and over again to your brain is programmed into your subconscious mind and will begin to take root.
Basically, if you are serious about losing weight quick, commit to it. Repeat your goals to yourself everyday, reassess them, think about them and do something to achieve them. You change your body first by thinking about it. When you change the way you think about your goals, you are taking the first step towards changing your body and your life.
Motivation comes in many forms, what might work for others may not work for you. by putting your mind to work, and by constantly reassessing your fitness goals, you will find it a lot easier to stick to your weight loss efforts. Nothing will happen unless you make it happen. Start making REAL goals now.
"A goal casually set and lightly taken will be freely abandoned at first obstacle."