Who will lose weight and who will struggle
Before I start, I want to say that I knowÂ that I’mÂ a personal trainer and not a psychologist, but all the fitness knowledge in the world is absolutely nothing without trying to understand who your client is. My aim is and has always been to construct and not deconstruct.
I’ve touched on a number of these points before in other articles but I really wanted to concentrate on this topic specifically for this blog post. The amount of time I spend thinking about this subject is beyond human comprehension, it’s like an obsession for me. So by writing this it also helps me to clarify what exactly the difference is. The more people understand themselves (me included) the sooner they will reach their goals.
The person who will struggle to Â lose weight
This person struggles to visualise the slimmer healthier version of themselves. Even though weight loss may be their goal, there is a possibility that they really don’t believe that they can get there. It’s like an attitude that some people are born to be runners and some are simply not. I believe both to be false. Denial is never usually far away from this person in regards to the level of importance weight has in their life. This is a gross generalisation but these issues are common in my experience amongst people who struggle to make the lifestyle changes in order to reduce unwanted body fat. In short these people give more strength in their mind to the reasons why they can’t lose weight as opposed to the reasons why they should lose weight.
The person who will be successful in losing weight
They’re angry, tired, bored and completely fed up with their situation. They know it, they express it and talk vividly about it. These people are determined, focused and have in my mind the key to achieving any goal successfully….. the power of visualisation. They can see a healthier future. They throw their clothes out that are now too big for them instead of keeping them in case they gain weight again. Tunnel vision, determination, tenacity are the key qualities these people have, but most importantly they are duty bound to the reasons why they should and not the reasons why they can’t. Yes they have off days, they fall off the wagon, and we all do we’re humans, but these people dust themselves off and climb back on the horse.
If it wasn’t for their happiness, their brand new confidence, improved self esteem and the overwhelming sense of achievement when they have reached their goal, I wouldn’t be writing this. This is not exclusive to a chosen few it’s for everyone. If you see yourselves as the person who struggles to lose weight, don’t waste time sulking about it and drag your arse into the group people who are successful in loosing weight. You are the only person that can decide what category you would like to be in.
By any means necessary!