“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ” | Socrates
One of the best most challenging journeys you will ever go on is seeing what your body is able to do. There might be a chance you are in shape, totally out of shape, or just expecting to lose some weight. Nevertheless, developing a body that you can be proud, one that’s healthy, and allows you to really adore every possible last tiny inch of it actually is a dazzling journey to try.
So what is the secret to making an enduring change with your body?
Consistency and commitment.
There’s nothing else like coming to the table every day and giving it your best shot. Your best effort must be yours and yours alone. Don’t start comparing your journey to other journeys or else you will become lackadaisical and daunted by the task at hand. Instead, really try and understand you’re competing with yourself and yourself alone. Will there be times on your journey where you try and fail? Yes, many times. But every single time you do, you should come back with a firm dedication to achieving something you’ve always strongly desire. Consistency will keep you in the game and on the field every day. Without it, you'll suffer the the unavoidable fact of many new years resolutioners who give up each single year on creating the body of their dreams because they are missing the power to keep on coming back time and again.
Commitment also comes to mind, although not the commitment you're likely thinking of in this case. In our world, we are fed this strong idea that everything must take place at the moment and if it does not occur now, it is not worthwhile. Your body is going to change throughoutthe years, so why not make a real lifelong dedication to keeping healthy? Is that an attractive sellable idea? Not so much. But is it something that could truly change the course of your life? Totally.
When you make a promise to keeping your body healthy through your entire life, you'll eventually reach whatever goal you wish. It is all about seeing the big picture than merely the few months in front of you until summer. It’s about developing something you can be proud of for ever and ever. For me, that concept changed my life as I was able to ultimately hit my health goals after 12 years of fighting with my self image and food issues. But as soon as I changed my view of what I was attempting to accomplish, everything I had wished for came to me. So try it on for size and see if it might work for you. Make a lifelong commitment to keeping healthy and watch how much your body will change in the short term also.
Bring some commitment and consistency to the table, in all sides of your life, and things will change radically.
Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing empowering and encouraging words to those who are in need of some motivation. Start your journey towards your best body with some more motivation for weight loss.