Weight Loss equals behavior change - The Acceptance FactorWritten by Greg Ryan
Getting to ROOT of matter: If plants in your garden are not healthy looking, just trimming them back will not take care of problem. What do 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 to “root of 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 understand WHYs of behavior. You are going to have to dig deep, find root of problem, nurture and understand it.
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Your BELIEF system: The reason you have certain behaviors is based on 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 accomplish 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 in 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) in fact that they were in a process of accomplishing something. Today, most want something for nothing. If that were not case, America would not be 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, way things look, each one of you will either face 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 all 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 at contradictory of medicine and fitness for one reason, and other reasons involve issues we have already discussed. The key in motivating yourself to exercise is to keep your eye on big picture. If you don't, details will become a quicksand pit. The big picture is:
JUST MOVE IT!
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.