Welcome back to a regular edition of Carol’s Corner. Not fully recuperated, but better than I was. I appreciate all the traffic yesterday’s picture issue received and looks like everyone really enjoyed it, but now’s it’s back to work. Today’s picture is all about bright vibrant color, and trying to look better than I felt. It seems to have worked. My waitress at Denny’s is responsible for naming today’s look. We’re calling it “Tropical Fall”. Perfect or what?
This is the new FitBit band my daughter in Pa. got me as part of my Mother’s Day Gift. She gave all of my gift already because she was here for the weekend and the wedding. This band is unique as you will see in the next picture.
This band sports a buckle clasp which ensures you can’t lose it. This has so many colors in the band that it will be really great in the upcoming spring and summer season. I also got another Leslie workout . It’s an older one but really great. It’s a 5 mile fat burning workout that has 12 minute miles for all the miles. I did the whole thing tonight, which felt good because I hadn’t been able to workout for three days. That’s the longest I have ever not been able to workout. Had to stop it once to run to the bathroom, but finished it and made my step count. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.
Ok so decided on a topic which I think people will find interesting, enlightening, and informational . We will be exploring the subject of “Mental Roadblocks To Weight Loss”.
We’re starting out with something from a publication called “goal-setting-guide.com”. It’s first titled “For Those Who Want To Break Through The Next Level“, in an article titled “Overcoming Mental Roadblocks To Reach Weight-Loss Goals.
The author starts out this way. Are you having trouble starting a diet? Does the thought of exercise make you want to hit the snooze button and crawl back under the covers for another hour? Or were you well on the way to realizing your weight loss goals, hit a plateau, and then fell off the wagon?
For most people the real problem is that it isn’t a priority. People’s lives are full of personal and professional obligations that pull them every which way, stress and poor sleep habits add to their fatigue, and the idea that they just don’t have the time to take the necessary steps to lose weight, they quickly become their own worst enemy by erecting mental roadblocks that keep them from reaching their goals. Does this all sound vaguely familiar ? Well you can learn to spot the signs and arm yourself with the necessary tools to set acceptable milestones (and meet them), and then you will soon see the results you crave both in body and mind.
SO HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE COMMON MENTAL ROADBLOCKS AND HOW YOU CAN OVERCOME THEM ON YOUR WAY TO WEIGHT LOSS.
1.) Not enough time.
This is something most people convince themselves is the reason for the sorry state of their body and their health. But who control’s your calendar? Someone else? No it is you. Yes, it is you who has to work, and yes,it’s you who has family obligations as well. But there are many times during the day you could easily fit in 30 minutes of cardio instead of sleeping in or plopping down on the couch to watch tv. So instead of saying you don’t have time, just make time. Think of it as an investment in your future health. You just might be staving off future health problems for yourself. ( Last two sentences my own thoughts)
2.) Not enough money.
Many people seem to be under the misconception that you need to spend a lot of money to lose weight. That might be true if you’re planning on joining a gym, or installing expensive equipment in your home, or planning on using one of those expensive diet plans that makes you buy their overpriced food. But as a point of knowledge walking, jogging, and hiking are absolutely free, and incorporating healthier foods into your diet really isn’t more expensive once you take the junk food off your grocery list. So as this author says” stop making excuses and find a plan that fits your budget”.
3.) Not enough knowledge.
This is really more of a cop out than it is a mental roadblock. I must say on this I totally concur. With all the ways we can get get information these days, that should not even be on the list of reason or excuses one has about weight loss. Nothing worthwhile comes easy in life, and losing weight and getting fit is most definitely worthwhile, and might I add, sometimes it is medically nessecary to your health and well being. So start reading books, go on the internet, read blogs, utilize social media. Help is everywhere. Avail yourself of it all. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact me and I will personally help you. You can reach me on my blog, my Facebook Group,” Carol’s Inspiration Station”, or PM me.
4.) It’s no fun.
If this is your attitude at the onset, you’ll likely find that it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. Get creative. Examine your interests. Do you enjoy sports? Then join some local league. Do you have pets like a dog? Take them for a jog to a dog park for some play time. Or is it that exercising alone bores you. Get a family member or friend on board. I still think Leslie workouts are the best. I am never bored and it’s almost like having a beloved family member or friend with you while you work out.
5.) Results are too slow.
The first option is to increase your efforts (hard as it may be). Increase your workout times, throw in some weights if you’ve just been doing cardio (remember, muscle may weigh more, but it also burns more calories, so it’s going to pay off in the long run), and take a closer look not only at what you’re eating, but how much ( portion size). And if all else fails consult your physician. Perhaps there are medical factors contributing to your weight that are holding you back.
Following you will find more useful links on the subject.
http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Negative-Thoughts-Stop-Weight-Loss-29247997 How to stop being the reason you can’t lose weight.
http://www.dangerouslyfit.com.au/weight-loss/overcome-mental-block-to-weight-loss/ Getting over your mental block to your weight loss success.
https://www.popexpert.com/content/life/jami-mcdonald/-weight-loss-is-not-always-about-the-physical-component. Why weight loss is not always physical.
http://fitkloud.com/mental-roadblocks-weight-loss/. Mental roadblocks in weight loss
So that brings us to the end of our look into the mental roadblocks that seem to come with the efforts of weight loss. I hope you found this to be helpful to your own individual journey. So let’s get motivated and stay motivated. Warm weather is coming someday is what I keep telling myself. I leave you with this.
Till next time, God Bless.