What is the Secret to Successful Weight Loss? Why is it that we often don’t succeed in our fitness and weight loss journey? Perhaps we should consider the words we use and emotional connections we experience on the weight loss and fitness journey.
We have all been there before. We make a resolution and run out of the starting gate with great resolve and strength, only to fail after a few weeks. Do you know that 92% of resolutions fail? The link below takes you to a Forbes article that tries to help you be in that 8% but these are slim odds. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/01/01/just-8-of-people-achieve-their-new-years-resolutions-heres-how-they-did-it/#2a0a15c4304c)
Often we blame ourselves for failing the fitness journey, saying we are weak or have no willpower. Yet willpower is finite and the more we rely on it, the more we are destined to fail. Here is a link to a recent article in Wired on willpower
http://www.wired.com/2012/10/mf-willpower/. And why can’t we stay motivated to work out and exercise?
Consider the word “commitment”. A commitment comes from an emotional base and it is an internal, deep feeling which is felt deep within our hearts and soul. Getting healthy and fit is 10% physical and 90% emotional. Connecting with the emotion behind your commitment is the secret to successful weight loss.
Commitments often have anchors which set us up for success and accountability. Anchors are things like ceremonies, rituals or symbols, such as wedding rings, Valentine’s Days, births and family traditions. Setting personal anchors in which you are emotionally bound and make sense for you is key to weight loss success.
Commitment is what transforms us, and the emotional binding to that commitment is the secret to successful weight loss.
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