How many times have you heard that in order to lose weight, you have to eat less and exercise more? Yes, we all know that and we’ve heard it a million times before. But here’s what they never tell you – there’s 3 vital characteristics that you need to be successful with weight loss.
I’ve learned that most of the weight loss battle is all in your head and you will need the right attitude and mindset to win this battle of the bulge.
These are the 3 most important things that you need to possess to lose fat and keep it off. Diet and exercise are paramount to your success, but without these 3 characteristics, you will certainly struggle.
The truth: Weightloss will take hard work
Nothing that’s worth it ever comes easy. For anything that’s as life changing as weight loss, you need to work hard at it. And the hard work need to continue even after you’ve lost the weight.
How to make it work: Make a big collage with images of what you want to look like. Now look at those beautiful bodies and realize that you can look like that if you work hard at it. Looking at my collage is exactly what pushes me to work harder.
The truth: Self-discipline is to key to losing weight
Self-discipline is the key to succeed. It’s one of the most difficult things to learn and it will take a while to learn it. But I promise you, once you learn self-discipline, it really sticks!
How to make it work: I used to feel sorry for myself because of having to say NO to sweets and take-aways. But I realized that saying NO to sweets meant saying YES to myself. So just remember that every time you say NO to sweets, you are saying YES to yourself – to your own self-worth and self-confidence.
The truth: You will need patience and determination to lose weight
How to make it work: Remember why you are trying to lose weight. Write down your top 10 reasons for wanting to lose weight and have a look at it everyday. And then remind yourself what you are working for.
So as you can see losing weight will take more than just diet and exercise. You need to have the right mindset and with these 3 characteristics you can’t help but be successful.