Weight Loss equals behavior change - The Acceptance Factor

Written by Greg Ryan

Getting torepparttar ROOT ofrepparttar 148034 matter: Ifrepparttar 148035 plants in your garden are not healthy looking, just trimming them back will not take care ofrepparttar 148036 problem. What dorepparttar 148037 roots look like? I am no psychologist, but there is a very interesting twist you need to understand before you begin any weight loss or fitness program. To change unwanted behaviors, it’s important to acknowledge your thinking toward exercise and eating. A lot of people believe they know what that thinking is, but haven’t come to grips with their core beliefs. In other words, they have to get torepparttar 148038 “root ofrepparttar 148039 matter.”

The truth is more Americans are overweight and out-of-shape today than ever before. Why? In order to change your attitude toward exercise and food, you have to understandrepparttar 148040 WHYs ofrepparttar 148041 behavior. You are going to have to dig deep, findrepparttar 148042 root ofrepparttar 148043 problem, nurture and understand it.

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Your BELIEF system: The reason you have certain behaviors is based onrepparttar 148044 core beliefs of your value system. It is here--inside--where things need to be addressed. Beliefs form barriers that stop you from starting or following through on a regular exercise and eating program.

Most barriers fall into these categories of acceptance:

Accept: Your Self-Limitations and Self-Expectations Your Circumstances—Past and Present Your True Reality of Life

Limitations: Some individuals have certain limitations. They may have physical setbacks, such as heart, joint, muscular or mental problems, i.e. depression. Limitations also come from outside influences and responsibilities brought on by lifestyles, such as kids, work, and money. Acknowledging your limitations helps you develop strategies, thus empowering you instead of hindering your capabilities.

Expectations: There is nothing wrong with setting goals; however, setting expectations too high could frustrate you. Do not set of expectations so high that your obligations in life will not allow you to accomplishrepparttar 148045 goal!

The A Factor – The Secret to keeping your weight loss program going!

Written by Greg Ryan

Twenty years ago, I did not aspect to accomplish what I have inrepparttar fitness world. And I surely didn't dream about writing best selling books. However, two things I did know; first by exercising and eating better allowed me to be involved in something much greater than me. And second, I was not afraid to ask for help and support.

We live in a world filled with pride, denial and laziness. It's just that simple. Your success in weight loss, sports conditioning or general fitness comes down to one simple thing, asking for help.

Our country use to be goal oriented. People use to take pride (good pride) inrepparttar 148033 fact that they were in a process of accomplishing something. Today, most want something for nothing. If that were notrepparttar 148034 case, America would not berepparttar 148035 fattest nation on earth and getting larger every day.

Very soon each one of you will either choose or be forced to take some personal responsibility in your health and fitness levels. Forced? Yes! The truth is,repparttar 148036 way things look, each one of you will either facerepparttar 148037 music on your terms or some life changing circumstance is going to come your way that will force you to take a good long look at your health. Scare tactic, you bet cha!

So what do you do? You, get a medical check up if necessary and just start moving.


With allrepparttar 148038 fitness and diet programs out there, you would think people in our country would be getting in better shape. We're not. Why? All of us are confused, frustrated and burdened down atrepparttar 148039 contradictory of medicine and fitness for one reason, andrepparttar 148040 other reasons involve issues we have already discussed. The key in motivating yourself to exercise is to keep your eye onrepparttar 148041 big picture. If you don't,repparttar 148042 details will become a quicksand pit. The big picture is:


So much money and time is spent on gimmicks and diet fads that only get used for a short time, with little or no results.

The big picture is about being realistic, not to have high expectations, but to focus on internal health issues, such as blood pressure, body fat, cholesterol levels and a quiet mind. The challenge is that you have grown accustomed to being motivated by instant gratification. It is more of a priority to look good rather than to have lower stress levels.

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