Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Weight loss is really all a mental game. It's not a thing of anything other than getting your mind in the right place. There are a few things that need to line up mentally for it to work though. Here are the things that I've learned over the years and I'm thinking about.

1. I need to like myself. Maybe not my weight, but I need to like me.
2. Going hand in hand with liking myself, one needs to feel as if they are worth the effort. It is an effort and there will be slight depravations in the journey. If one feels worthless, then those depravations are not going to happen.
3. You need to believe in what you can do it. If you don't believe in yourself, you have set yourself up for failure
4. And most importantly.....dream. Think about your end goal...dream about it. Those dreams will help carry you through the daily grind of this journey

5 comments:

bbubblyb said...

Very good list and so true.

VRaz60 said...

Good list. I'm right there with ya.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I agree-especially like the last point that you made. Looking forward and seeing positive things is really helpful.

What a Splurge said...

I really like #4 - Dream. Seeing myself as I want to be is more inspiring and constructive than giving myself a mental tongue lashing.

BEE said...

i like the list alot

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merry christmas