I recommend replacing phrases like, “I need to cut out all the fun foods and lose some weight” with “I am having a blast eating healthy and getting leaner”. This completely re-shapes your perspective and outlook. I have had crazy success with people that I train using these simple changes.
One of the most impactful shifts in the last few years of my life has been learning to adjust my outlook to see the truth rather than just an emotional response. I have been learning to see trials and challenges as opportunities for success, growth, learning and massive upgrades. Now I am learning to apply this re-shaping of perspective to as many parts of life as possible.
If you haven’t been exercising, your body will undoubtedly protest this change in its comfortable downhill direction. you won’t like it at first. you may even hate it. but be proactive. do it anyway. even if it’s raining on the morning you’ve scheduled to jog, do it anyway. “Oh good! It’s raining! I get to develop my willpower as well as my body!” – Stephen Covey
The moment you feel like quitting is the most important part of the exercise. That is the moment where you can learn something new and cause change in your body. – Iron Will Roberts
Have you ever said you were going to do something like start an intense diet to lose weight or train harder than ever before to get strong and pain-free? Then about two weeks later, that fervor and excitement has worn off and you are back to your previous habits. I find this happens often when people have not really jumped “all in” to the path towards their goal. Meaningful coincidences are a great tool to help give you direction and passion for your goals.