In my profession, I see so many people faced with, seemingly, huge obstacles to overcome, and often times it’s all they can see.  It’s easy to be distracted by the problem on the way to the end goal, and if you aren’t careful, you will let it keep you from achieving what you are capable of.  One thing that you need to realize is that you often have to overcome the obstacle in order to achieve your end goal.

If you are dealing with obesity, it’s understandable that thinking about losing 50, 100, even 200 pounds can be extremely overwhelming.  But the key to getting to the body you desire requires you to begin tackling various things.  Learning to eat healthier is something you can’t get around.  It’s a process and takes time, but without that change, you will continue to battle your weight.  And then there’s exercise.  I know so many people that hate exercise, but even that can be overcome.  Let’s talk about perspective for a moment and how to overcome these obstacles by accident.

  1. Quit focusing on the negative for a moment.  If it’s your weight or your limitations due to an injury, let go of it.  If you continue to stare at what you can’t do, it will consume you.  If you let it consume you, you will never move forward.
  2. Start thinking about what you would like to be able to do.  I didn’t say focus on how much weight you want to lose.  I said focus on what you would like to be able to do physically.  If you have a lot of weight to lose, maybe you would find it amazing to hike the Grand Canyon.  Too much?  For some just the thought of shopping is a big first step.  Whatever it may be, put that in your head instead.  Now this may take a little more thought, but I’m confident you can do it.  For instance, I would like to do a 100 mile bike ride this year.  I’ve never done it, and the thought challenges me.