By Monique Bartlett
August 28th, 2013 Edition
If you want to lose weight then there is no way around it. You need to eat less and exercise more. Everyone wishes there was an easy pill or potion but that is not the case. You need to put in time, effort, money and have the right mindset to help you achieve your goal.
You need time in order to plan your meals and set up an exercise schedule that you can stick to. You also need time to go over your goals on a regular basis to make sure you stay on the right track. You have to remember that the effort you put in is the effort you will get out. If you only eat properly 2 days a week instead of 6 days a week, you will not get great results. If you only exercise 2 days a week instead of 6 days a week, don’t expect to reach your goal quickly or look how you want in the timeframe you give yourself to achieve your goal.
You will need to allocate enough money to buy more nutritious foods which in reality does cost more than junk food, but are better for you and will help you reach your goals faster. You may also need more money to join a gym if you choose, get a personal trainer, health coach, participate in fitness classes etc.
Above all else, you need to get yourself into the right mindset as well. You can’t go into a journey of working to achieve your ideal weight while telling yourself that you’ve tried to lose weight before but were never really successful or that you will never have the body you truly desire. Don’t let your thought patterns of the past affect your outlook to the future you are creating for lean, fit, healthy and happy self.