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You Are What You
You diet...then fail. You exercise...then fail.
You try again...then fail. Sometimes it may seem like you will never get
the weight off.
Losing weight is tough. And, it is really
tough on your brain. When the numbers are not moving on the scale, it
may seem like you are messing up. The only thing you are probably
messing up is thinking that you are messing up...make sense?
Thinking negative thoughts about your weight loss maybe the reason
the scale is not moving. Read on for the 411:
You can get a 100% on a spelling test but
a person cannot get 100% on eating or exercise. There is no such
thing of a "perfect eater" so do not think you have to be one to be
successful at losing weight. Making a change, no matter how big or
small, gets your body healthier. Every great journey starts with one
step. What will be your first step to healthier thinking?
In psychology (or the
science for the way we think and act), there is a idea called "self-fulfilling
prophecy." This means if a person thinks something about
himself, it probably will happen. So, if you believe you will get
through the mile in PE without stopping, you probably will. If you do not
think you will get through the mile without stopping, you probably
will not. If you think your next try at losing weight will be a
success, then it will. If you think you will fail...you will fail.
The choice is yours. Really!
Athletes often think about themselves
scoring a goal or winning the race. This
helps them believe in
themselves. By believing, they win! This is the power of positive
thinking. Visualize yourself choosing healthy foods. Visualize
yourself exercising. Think positive thoughts about your efforts.
They will come true!
Whenever you hear yourself thinking a
negative thought about yourself or your weight loss efforts, yell
STOP! Try replacing this negative thought with a positive one. Pick
from some of these choices below. Or, choose one of your own.
I believe I can do
it! I can eat healthier and I will lose weight!
other times I tried to lose weight may not have worked. This
time will be different because I am thinking positive and doing
it the healthy way!
I love myself and
that is why I will fill my body with healthy food and exercise!