By Lori Hanson
Do you want to lose weight? Be able to run and play with your kids? Quit taking prescriptions for all of your health related weight problems? Or would you just like to drop 30 pounds and be back to high school shape again?
We all have things we would like to improve about our lives, our bodies, our characters. Some people makes changes, others don’t. Why? Part of it is attached to your belief system. I talk to people every day that “would give anything” to lose weight and be healthier and happier. But they don’t want to make the necessary changes to achieve it. Making changes means taking action. You can’t achieve results like people on The Biggest Loser by sitting on the couch watching. You have to get up and join them.
Many people become overwhelmed by all the change it would take to achieve their goals. They’re defeated before they ever start because they get caught in overwhelm and don’t believe they can make a change. People often tell me they don’t believe they can lose weight and keep it off. They have tried and failed so many times and can’t handle another round of hope followed by frustration and failure.
Mindset is critical in reaching your goals whatever they are. If you want to lose weight, improve your health and enjoy life start small. Look through your cupboards and remove all the foods that you know aren’t good for you. Foods that trigger and entice you to overeat. Replace those foods with something healthy. So you might swap the Doritos for apples. Or butter flavored microwave popcorn for real popcorn you make in a pan, or low-fat microwave popcorn. Take two steps forward. Stick your toe in the water and get started. You’ll be glad you did!