I will not give up because I love me

I will not give up because I love me.

Sounds pretty vain, huh?

It’s not. I need to lose weight because I have to take of the only body I have. In order for me to do that, I need to love me first.

I’ve learned in the last couple of weeks that in order to be dedicated to become the person I want to be, I need to first love yourself. I know that sounds odd, because we are taught that loving yourself is to be vain.

You need to love yourself in order to take care of your physical self. And that all starts with your mental health. Being mentally fit helps you to make good choices, and be able to recognize bad choices, like picking junk food over healthy food, what shows you watch or what music you listen to.

You need to have a structured plan in place to help you succeed. Today, the market is flooded with weight loss plans, so pick which one you think would work for you. We picked the first Biggest Loser workout which is pretty low impact, but you burn calories doing it.

When thinking about your plan, picture yourself stepping on your scale and seeing your goal weight pop up. Imagine the feeling of victory! You dance around shouting, maybe evening singing!

Imagine that feeling.

You can do it. It’s easy to do. You’ve felt it before when you have been successful at something. Just carry that on through your beginning weeks and see where you are mentally. They say that accomplishing anything is all mental; you need to tell yourself you can do it.

Warning: it will be hard. You will have to work at it and you will have failures.

You learn from failing. If you didn’t, how would you ever become the person you are? You’ve failed before, and have you ever learned from those failures? Of course you have.

Here is the key: move on.

The past is the past. Once you fail, don’t beat yourself up over it. Accept it, think about what happened, write it down so you know what NOT to do next time.

Sometimes, though, even being mentally fit takes more work that actual exercise. If you feel you aren’t capable of doing this by yourself, seek help. Talk to your doctor, go to your local YMCA. Join a health club. Planet Fitness seems to be fairly strict on who goes there, so if you’re not comfortable working out in public, you may want to check them out.

For faith based programs, check out “The Daniel Plan” by Pastor Rick Warren. I just purchased this book and have been reading it for the past 2 days. It has a lot of great information and exercise plans as well as a meal planner. If you sign up on the website, you can download more resources.

My goal weight is 200 before I start my training. Right now I am at 221.5. That equals out to be 1.6lbs per week of weight loss over 12 weeks. Can I do it? Yes I can. Will I fail? I did last night. Will I fail again? Oh, you betcha.

I will not give up because I love me.

Until next time!

Peace,

Dave

 

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