It’s amazing how much losing weight and going to the gym taught me about my relationship with God. Here are three more examples:
4. It’s a mental battle
Losing weight/trying to get fit is totally mental! I mean, of course you have to physically move but your arms and legs won’t take you where your mind doesn’t tell it to go. If I tell myself, “You might aswell stop running now, you’ve done ten minutes, that’s good enough” then be sure I will stop even if my body can run for another hour. On the other hand, if I tell myself that I will run and lap that pretty thin woman with the expensive lokoking nike leggings in the park then I will! It’s all in the head. It takes commitment and motivation; how many times did I stop and start silly diets and exercise programs before I finally got serious? Countless! It’s quite common for us ladies; we start a fad diet and then give up as soon as someone in the office shakes the celebration tub at us. (You’ve tasted them all before – don’t be afraid to say no.) But what makes the difference between those that fall on and off of the weightloss wagon and those who stick at it and actually get results? The mindset. If you really, truly want to do something then you will and no matter how many pairs of nike free runs you own, the only thing that will get you off that sofa and into that gym is yourself. You have to overcome those mental hurdles, thinking before you eat, stopping yourself when you are full, pushing yourself to do an extra set or run an extra mile. When your body gets tired then its up to your mind to say “Nah Mrs Legs! We’re not done yet!” and keep on going. If you’re not used to exercising or you’re trying something new then it’s bound to tire you out and of course you’ll feel a burn; it doesn’t mean you should stop though. It’s easy to give up because you’re physically tired or a bit sore but the true secret to weight loss or fitness is pushing yourself to go further and out of your comfort zone. Nothing ever grows in the comfort zone; push yourself out of it and you’ll see results.