I began wearing the Body Media Core Arm band on July 5 (see http://doubleeaglefitness.com/index.php/weight-loss-wednesday-high-tech-weight-loss/) I wanted to prove to all of our weight loss clients that the science and the process work! I wanted to show them that results are inevitable with knowledge, dedication and effort. I wanted to prove to myself that I could reach a goal I set for myself in 2010. Since July 5, I have lost 10 pounds.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to attitude, confidence, and drive. It comes down to believing in yourself, trusting the process, and literally watching yourself change. Can you believe that some people who have been obese all their lives aren’t able to visualize and imagine their bodies any other way? This belief stunts progress. Can you believe that some people think they will lose weight only by exercising and not tracking their food intake? This is an unconscious choice of self-sabotage. This is a manifested fear of not committing 100% to a goal. If you want to achieve something in life, you must run after it with all of your might. You must not stop or quit before the miracle occurs. Who is in control? You are in complete control of your success or of your failure.
A great personal trainer is also a life coach, therapist, and mind-reader. We teach you the tools to manage your stress, learn about the physiology of weight loss, and the basics of nutrition. We give you the tools. The rest is up to you. We are there 24 hours a day by phone, text, and email to support you, motivate you, and push you out of your comfort zone. Remember that living in that comfort zone is what brought you out of control and overweight. Change requires getting uncomfortable. Change requires continuing even when life deals you a losing hand. Attitudinal change requires a difference in what choices you make when the going gets tough.
The training is the easy part. The hard part is unlearning the attitudes, platitudes, and habits that got you overweight in the first place. The hardest part is facing your own demons and healing yourself. Training is a metaphor for life. When it gets hard, do you quit? When you are uncomfortable, do you quit? People who succeed in weight loss also succeed in life. They become people who make things happen instead of letting things happen to them.