How to Make Weight Loss Simple
The One Thing You Need Bring Focus To
By Joshua Wayne, MA
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1. Getting really good at making positive decision in the first place. Mostly this involves being mindful and aware of what you’re doing. Are you being conscious when you make a food choice? Are you using the tools and resources at your disposal to help you make good choices (calling a friend if you’re in a bad spot or committing to logging your food)? The more mindful, present and aware you are in each moment, the better your choices will be- guaranteed.
2. Getting really good at getting back on a positive track if you fell off. This is actually a huge skill and cannot be overlooked. We all mistakes. Don’t demand perfection from yourself, but do hold yourself accountable to keep putting yourself back on a positive track. Like I said before, if you make a mistake, acknowledge it and use it as an opportunity to be more conscious of your choices and to get right back on track.
There’s one final little piece I want to add that I think is really helpful (and by the way, in case you haven’t figured this out by now, these ideas can help you in many ways in your life beyond just weight loss).
When you make a choice in a positive direction, really celebrate it
. It know it sounds a little cheesy, but it’s important. When you do well, you need to get psyched about it. It reinforces your positive thinking in a powerful way.
Remember, you’re building habits here. The more you feel good and proud of yourself for positive choices, the stronger you build the habit in that direction. Positive thinking leads to positive habits. It’s just the way things work. If you doubt it at all, that’s fine. But I ask that you earnestly practice what I’m talking about here for one week.
Really apply these principles into your life and see how they affect you.
In fact, regardless of how much you “buy-in” to what I’m talking about, I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you’re doubting what I’m saying here, that’s actually great! I invite you to go test out these ideas for the next 7 days and get back to me with your results.
We have also created a thread in the community to share your results with this challenge
. Go to the link, and literally tell us what you are going to do next. And after 7 days, we will send out a reminder for you to post your results and see what other people have done!
I’d also love to hear from you. You can reach me at joshua (at) peertrainer (dot) com.
Thanks for reading and all the best,
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Joshua Wayne is a Personal Development Coach and Trainer who focuses on weight loss, fitness and mind/body wellness. He is the co-creator (with PEERtrainer co-founder Jackie Wicks) of the “Point of No Return” training program
that helps people adopt the thinking and behaviors necessary to finally get “un-stuck” and overcome frustration and hopelessness in their weight loss efforts.