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Hire a wellness coach.
You hire a CPA to help you with your taxes. You hire an attorney to help you with legal issues. You hire a real estate agent to help you buy a house. But, what do most people do when they want to lose weight? They buy a book and try to do it by themselves. I already mentioned that obesity is a killer, and you already know how difficult it is to lose weight, so hire a professional. But what is a professional? Sure you can go down to your local gym and hire a personal trainer, but what makes them a professional? Just because someone may have played high school football, does not mean they help you with losing weight.
Obesity is a disease, and you need to treat it as a disease. So hire someone who can order blood test, work with you mentally on changing your habits. Hire someone who can develop an exercise and nutrition program specifically to your needs and abilities. A wellness coach will be with you through good and bad.
You are only person you can count on.
What? I tell you to hire a wellness coach, and then I tell you that YOU are only person you can count on? Hear me out.
I want to exercise, BUT I have no time. I did not want to eat those potato chips, BUT there was nothing else to eat. People who use a lot of “BUTS” usually have a big one.
The weight loss program I run at my office works. When my patients come to my office, I can tell them what types of exercises I want them to do for today’s session, and I can review their nutrition and give them ideas on how they can do better. However, when they leave my office it is up to them. What is there to stop them from picking up a hamburger on way home? Nothing. Just themselves. This is why you need to not just follow an exercise program, and not just try to follow latest fad diet out there. You need to focus on changing bad habits that caused you to gain weight in first place and replace them with new ones.
Be honest for a minute. You tried a weight loss program in past and it did not work, right? Did program really fail, or did you fail program? Lets face it. If you develop diabetes or have a heart attack because you are overweight, who are you going to blame? Are you going to blame McDonalds, because they did not tell you that a bacon double cheeseburger might not be good for you? Are you going to blame your trainer, because they did not make you exercise hard enough? Are you going to blame your parents, because “it is in genes”? Obesity runs in our family. At some point you need to take responsibility for your own health.
If you fail to lose weight it is because, more than likely, you did not do what you were suppose to. However, opposite is also true. At my office I have seen my patients lose twenty, fifty pounds or more. I have seen first hand how this can totally change their life. I have seen their relationships improve. I have seen them gain more self-confidence. I have seen them do better at work and make more money. I have seen them become a much more happy person. And, they thank me for it. Everyday someone thanks me for helping him or her finally lose weight. I am grateful for thanks. I tell them, I gave you path and knowledge on how to exercise and how to understand nutrition, but you are reason you lost weight. I helped, but you did it. You are only true person you can count on.
It’s all about Attitude
If you have been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for some time, you might need to change your attitude. Take a minute and think back over past years. How did you approach weight loss program? Were you reluctant? Were you skeptical? Did you reality think this was one, program that would finally work, or did you have doubts and think that you would fail again?
“If you continue to think way you’ve always thought, then you will continue to get what you always got”.
If you think you will fail you will. If you know you will succeed you will. Charles Swindoll said…
“The longer I live, more I realize impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everyday regarding attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes”.
That says it all. When I was losing weight, I read this daily. When I did not feel like exercising I would read this. When I weighed myself and thought about giving up because I did not lose any weight, I read this. I now give it to all of my patients on their first visit.
Never Give Up.
Never Give Up, Never, Never Give Up, Never Ever Give Up, Never Give UP! That’s right, secret key to losing weight is not a new fad diet, it’s not a new medication, it’s not a gimmick supplements, it is A STATE OF MIND!
Lets face it. You tried to lost weight in past, and you failed. So what! The key is what do you do now. Do you give up, or do you start again. Anyone and everyone who has successfully lost weight and kept it off had failed in past. However, reason they were finally able to lose weight, was because they never gave up.
I know how hard and frustrating it can be, but never give up. If you have a bad day and eat a bunch fatting junk, so what, forget about it. Just do not give up, never.
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Just start a new day and never give up. If you tried to lose weight, and did not work, try something different. JUST NEVER GIVE UP!
“Have you ever considered cost of quitting? For real eye opener…ask Thomas Edison...Steve Jobs…Michael Jordan…or Sylvester Stalone. Ask them how much it would have cost them if they had quit. What about you?”
Dr. Jeffrey Banas is a Sports Chiropractor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a member of the 2005 Amino Vital Triathlon Team. Dr. Banas personally lost sixty pounds in 2002 and now uses his experience to help others lose weight. He can be contacted at his office in Gilbert, AZ at 480-633-6837, or at his website at www.sportstraining-weightloss.com