If we all know that we should strive to maintain a healthy weight and we also know that more and more of the world’s population is considered to be overweight or obese, then why on earth would I be suggesting that it is not right to try to lose weight? Surely, the right thing to do as an overweight person would to try and get that motivation to lose weight?
Here is what I think of ‘trying to lose weight’…
First of all let’s take the word ‘trying’.
When I worked in sales we would always be told that trying is not good enough. Trying invites failure, it allows you to accept that something cannot be done and you can always fall back on the fact that you ‘tried your best’.
Sometimes trying your best is not good enough. Sometimes you just have to do your best.
This statement can seem quite harsh but when you change your mindset from that of trying, to that of actually doing it is truly amazing the difference it makes. Being positive is the key to all success.
When it comes to trying to lose weight, why do you have to try? Do you really want to lose weight? Do you really think you can achieve the weight loss goal you have set for yourself? If you really believe that you can, and that you will, then you are no longer trying. You are achieving!
So is it ok just to lose weight then?
Well this brings me to the second word, which is limiting to your success and that is ‘lose’
Why do we use this word? It’s not a positive word. We are not happy when we lose something. If you look at the definition of lose in the dictionary it’s really weird that we use this word in connection with getting fitter and healthier.
Lose – to fail to retain, to suffer the deprivation of, to fail to keep, to give up….
Are you really giving up the weight? Have you failed to keep the weight? Are you suffering without the weight?
Have you not actually gained health, gained fitness and got your figure back?
Why concentrate on what is lost when so much more is gained? You should be focusing on the positive outcomes for you and for your family. There are so many great things that come from leading a fit and healthy life, eating well and exercising regularly. These should be used as your fitness motivation.
It’s not a big thing to change how you word your goals but it can produce big results when you do.
Try it today – if you have a goal of losing weight but it hasn’t been working for you then try changing it. Think instead of what you want to achieve and write a new goal for yourself. Be as inspiring as you can and give yourself something fabulous to look forward to when you reach your goal.
Strive for happiness, strength, health and fitness. Don’t think you have to lose anything and give it your best, and know that you WILL reach your goals.