We have missed boat and your boat is sinking fast. You have weighted your ship down with stats, calories, grams and pounds. Now you are more confused than ever on how to lose weight, feel better and get stronger. We America catch up with crisis, or will diabetes and obesity epidemic sink us? The answer is not in numbers answer is in psychology of weight loss. Yes, America’s health will get worse before it gets better. In order for you to get better these two steps must take place:
Step #1: Get over your hang-ups!
Why is it so hard for me to start exercising? I know it’s good for me. It seems like I have some form of resistance to getting in better shape.
“Exercise Resistance” or ER means a conscious or unconscious block against participating in a regular active program. Studies show that some people have barriers built up from past experiences that give them a negative mindset toward exercise and food. In many cases, this prevents a person from starting or following through on an exercise program.
I thought golden years were supposed to be filled with relaxing things to do, not more activities I usually put off before?
Building up resentment toward exercise goes much deeper than just not liking effort it takes to do it. Resentment brings out a rebellious attitude in us. The sooner you accept fact that exercise is going to have to be a part of rest of your life, more likely you will start — more likely you will continue exercising. Resentment is usually fueled by his cousins: Denial, Pride and Laziness. The best thing to do is never let them play together. Resentment is a form of pride.
The only failure is not starting. Success is not measured in numbers. It is measured in your growth through process. Just because your track record may show some ups and downs has no bearing on your future efforts. Plus, your self-worth is not based on how many times you started an exercise program. Fear of failure is an excuse to never try.
If you think for one second that you are going to be perfect in sticking to a plan, forget it. It’s not possible for anyone. The truth is you will never be perfect. Perfectionism is an illusion.
You will always compare your results to something or someone. Once you hit a goal there will always be another one. You may even be type that no matter what you do, it will never be good enough. If you are this type, stop for a minute and listen to your body. Comparing yourself to others and your past is a losing battle.