When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? Are there things you want to change? For 99% of us, of course there are. The question is how much do you want to change it, and what are you willing to do to get what you want?
It always amazes me when people say they want to change their bodies, we set a plan, they know what they need to do, and then they don’t follow through. Today I was waiting for my client and not to my surprise at all, she was 10 minutes late again. The dog was sick she said, and then instead of focusing on the time left in the session and working hard, she spent the whole time worrying about the dog. Trying to distract her, I asked what she had for breakfast. She then told me, and it wasn’t bad, but then she said she had a cinnamon roll right after! It was like she was trying to sabotage herself by having this thing full of fat and sugar right after her healthy breakfast. Then she looked at me and asked if she was my only client that was a failure. Now in reality, this is crazy! She is a beautiful woman who looks great, and if she never lost another pound in her life she would still look amazing! But yes, it’s a battle for her to lose her stomach. She exercises five days a week and doesn’t know why she can’t lose weight. Thinking about that cinnamon roll, I kept my mouth shut and didn’t say anything. She asked me what I was thinking. What I was thinking is why aren’t you happy with the way you look now? You look great and still aren’t happy.
Now don’t think that I’m perfect here! I am a victim of this self doubt as much as the rest. I remember a point in my life where I was really happy with my body. Then one day a trainer at the gym I where I was working at the time came up and said something about a little extra weight I had on my waist. That was all it took to put me in a total spin. I spent the next two weeks focused on cardio and doing as much obliques as I could. The one comment made me so unhappy and determined to change it.
If you want to make these changes you definitely can but you need to make sure it is really what you want to do for yourself and not because some other person is making you feel like you’re not good enough. What we all need to do is come to peace with ourselves and enjoy our lives. Because when you’re really at peace with yourself is when you’ll have the power to see what you need to change in order to get what you want, and you’ll be able to stick to it!