Exercise: How to Focus on Weight Loss

Paying attention to the words you think and say.

Firstly, you daily affirmations (the words your repeat to yourself) have incredible power. Every time you think or say something, sometimes instinctively, you are affirming to yourself that it’s true. Because IF you don’t think you’re going have a successful weight loss journey, you have already talked yourself out of it. So, it may be a little harder for you, because you only have yourself to convince. If you’re seriously struggling with setting goals high enough, you may have mental or emotional block. Often these can be cleared up by changing your daily affirmations to more positive ones.

Have a Role Model

We all need something to work towards. If we know someone else can do it, then we are more likely to see it as believable in our mind. So working from the notion that it’s possible, we already have a positive start. A personal trainer is a great role model because they can also guide you along the way.

Staying in Control During Your Weight Loss Journey.

To stay in control of your eating habits and energy levels you really need to plan ahead. Know what you’ll be eating for the week and make sure that it’s healthy.

If things get out of control stop, breathe and refocus your mind.

  1. Say stop. In your mind, shout “STOP!” or “NO, we are not accepting that way of thinking again!” as soon as feelings of this kind starts to spin in your head.
  2. Breathe. After you have disrupted the thoughts by shouting stop sit down and just be still. Breathe with your belly and focus on just your in-breaths and out-breaths for a minute or two to calm your mind and body down.
  3. Refocus. Realign your thoughts with your goals. Is what you are doing now helping you to achieve the future fitness goal you have set for yourself? Write down your goals again and spend some more time planning. Maybe by talking to someone close to you for a grounded perspective on your situation may help too.