When you look at yourself in the mirror, how do you see yourself? Do you look at your flaws or do you see your potential?
Finding Weight Loss Motivation from Others
I remember when I first began my journey to eating healthier, it wasn’t exactly the most popular thing to do as a high school/college kid. That’s the time most people eat bad and often when kids first begin to experience weight gain. One of the defining moments in my life happened one night when I got a call from my friend Stephen. He and my friends were heading out for the evening to go to a restaurant and he was inviting me to go. He knew I had been on a health kick for several moments, and honestly, I was at the point where I was willing to give up on the “eating healthy” thing. It was tiring, stressful, and the results didn’t always seem to match my effort. He explained what time they were meeting, and then said the following, “Don’t worry, I know you are going to eat healthy, so we decided to go to so-and-so place so you will be able to order something.” It was at this point that I saw how I was viewed among my friends. I was labeled as the guy that eats healthy, and it invigorated me to stay true to the path I had originally decided I wanted to go. I will never, ever forget that phrase, but it is one of the biggest moments in my life that has kept me on the path to being healthy.
Do you see Flaws or Potential?
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you see your flaws or your potential? If you are like most people, you said your flaws. Think about the things you say about yourself. You would be outraged if someone said those same things to someone you care about. It’s not right, and you shouldn’t continue to put yourself down like that. How are you ever going to flourish and propel towards your goals if you are continuously put yourself down and insult your potential?
You have to see the potential you have. Beating yourself up will not inspire you or motivate you to accomplish the goals you have. I think that is a big reason people need personal training and weight loss services. Just having someone in your corner, rooting you on, and encouraging you is enough to help you actually make some progress towards your goal. Imagine if you had nothing to loose. Imagine that other people believed in you enough for you to begin to believe in yourself. How would that change things for you? You need to surround yourself with people that are determined to root you on, even when you don’t believe in yourself. You are worth it!