Lifetime Momentum #23
Thursday, December 02, 2010
I just finished reading the latest blog entry from BOTZZZ. If you don't know who BOTZZZ is then you need to check out his page/blog. He is an amazing inspiration to me with his weight loss progress and his in your face honesty about how he's gotten as far as he has. His latest blog can be found here www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
The thing that inspired me today was this statement that he made. "Its a mental thing but then that's what losing weight is all about..." I find that this is SO true for me. Losing weight is not about counting calories, or what exercise program I am on. It's about my state-of-mind. Why do I avoid working out? It's because I can't convince myself it's worth it (state-of-mind). Why do I binge and make poor nutrition choices? It's because I convince myself that it doesn't matter, or I'll do better tomorrow, or something is bothering me that just makes me want to eat (state-of-mind). I've found the same is true for when things are going well. If I'm working out regularly, I have the mental focus to get my lazy rear out of bed and get to the gym. If I make good nutritional choices, then I have the attitude that the junk food isn't worth the consequence. Again, it's all state-of-mind.
Success in this journey for me is not about diet and physical exercise, it's about mental exercise. It's about mastering my emotions and focusing on the goal. In short, it's just a mindgame. When I do this, everything else just falls in line.
Never Stop Moving!