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How to Change Your Mindset about Weight Loss

Updated on December 10, 2012

Do you remember the last time you looked into the mirror and were actually satisfied with what you saw?

Perhaps you do. Perhaps you don’t. It doesn't matter.

What matters is that no matter what you think about the image you see reflected off that surface, change is possible. But it’s more than that as well.

It’s exciting!

Imagine What's Possible

Yes, just take a moment and imagine what your body is capable of. Now hopefully you were able to create an image of yourself doing amazing things. If not, think of all the crazy and amazing physical feats you've seen in your life.

When you imagine some of extreme examples of what the body is capable of, it's easy to say that those individuals were just blessed. Their ability was innate, or maybe they were just born with the right genetics

Often, that's not the case though. Even when it is, just because someone started in a better position than you, it doesn't mean that you can't catch up.

The question is why should you try? You don't have to. All that work and consistent effort isn't fun all the time. You can be satisfied with the way things are, but what are you giving up?

The answer is freedom. The freedom to move and the confidence that comes from having absolute mastery of your body.

That's what's possible.

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. - Socrates

You Have No Idea What Your Limits Are

Unless you put it to the test, you'll never know what you're capable of. It goes beyond the weight on the scale or the size on the tag. There is undeniable benefit in making a consistent effort to accomplish new goals physically.

You could be like me. When I walked into my gym, I was close to 350 pounds. Year later, I'm down over a 100, and my body composition has changed in significant ways that go beyond the weight.

More than that, my mindset has changed. I no longer look at the current state of things and think that significant changes would be too difficult.

They're not.

Improvement is quite simple actually. The problem is that it's not easy, but the process can be enjoyable. There's a certain enjoyment that can be found in the incremental process of improvement.

You know, the work you do day in and day out to become better. It's a constant state of evolution, and there's something inherently fascinating about that.

It's all about putting yourself in the mindset of recognizing one simple fact:Every day, you will change. It's not possible to stay the same.

So why not change for the better in any way, shape or form possible?


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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 5 years ago from Asheville NC

      I so agree KBEvolve!

      At the age of 60 I am reaching limits I did not reach when I was 21. It's a matter of what one believes. People used to say that motivators who say "you can do anything" are being unrealistic and often encourage people to set expectations they could never achieve. Who says?

      50 years ago if someone would've said a man with no legs would run in the Olympics, they would call that absurd.

      They never met Oscar Pistorious!

      Great hub! Voted up +