Do One Thing: Mentally Prepare to Lose Weight

This month I’m challenging you to do one thing every day. It doesn’t seem like much if you look at it on a daily basis, but a continued focus on doing one thing will lead to amazing results.

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Donate any “fat clothes.” Keeping them just in case? Don’t. Donate all of them or get them altered to fit you now.  When you keep your fat clothes, you’re mentally accepting that it’s ok for you to be “fat.” When you don’t leave yourself a back-up, you’re more likely to make healthier choices and when your regular clothes don’t fit, you amp up your daily goals to get back to good.

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What you see makes a big difference for what you do.  Keep exercise gear in sight and you’re more likely to think about working out throughout your day and actually do it.  Move your unhealthy or snack foods out of sight and you’re less likely to be tempted to eat them (and if you’re strong enough – get rid of them entirely, so you have zero temptation to eat them).  Keep your healthy foods front and center so you choose these first.  When you make the good decisions a visual part of your daily life – you’re more likely to make them happen.

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Schedule your workouts like any other important appointment.  You’d never miss an important appointment or meeting. Schedule your workouts the same way. When it’s an official part of your schedule, you will be more likely to keep your appointment.  Do yourself a favor and schedule a realistic amount of workouts as part of your weekly routine.

You have to convince your mind, your body has always been ready.  When you’re mentally prepared to make healthier life choices, you see the changes amount to a healthier, happier you.

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One thought on “Do One Thing: Mentally Prepare to Lose Weight

  1. I had a gastrointestinal bypass to try to lose weight,but now since I’ve gained the pouch back it all seemed to be a waste of time. I agree about training your mind because the body is always ready. Losing weight is mainly an emotional problem. People rely on food when they are sad,angry or depressed but they don’t think of the results down the line when their clothes are a little too tight for them.

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