The paths to weight loss are many and weight loss is something that preoccupies people all over the world. With fitness being the most conventional path that people go down for this purpose, we often hear about the importance of nutrition in this process. However, weight loss, or Fat Loss, as I prefer to call it, is very much influenced by our mentality as well, and the mind plays a huge roll.
So let me create one specific situation for you to place yourself in allowing you to really intensify your goal…
Imagine you are in prison, for whatever reason and now having paid your debt back to society you have now been given your release date… it is only a month away. Now this really is a goal; you want to make sure that when you are unlocked for the last time and those doors open you are in the most awesome shape you have ever been in. You no longer have any distractions and you have that date in mind so what do you do? You hit that gym, or that rowing machine, or even your prison cell workout every single day without fail, knowing that one lost workout is a day wasted. You avoid that biscuit or chocolate because you know that is an extra millimetre round your waist line and a few push-ups gone down the drain.
So put yourself in that prison with that release date in mind, and let that create that inner determination and will to help achieve your goals. This will give you that extra drive to train even when you thought you couldn’t and push even when you thought you were running on empty.
The workout and routine that I stuck to to help get rid of my stubborn belly fat was a 30 minute row on the ergometer every single morning with the last ten minutes being intervals. I imagined myself in that situation and got down to it and got on the machine no matter what and soon I began to see those results I craved.
Of course, you could have a different situation in mind like getting into your wedding dress or getting prepared for the beach but it just doesn’t cultivate the same attitude as the prison scenario. The association between sweat and grit with wedding dresses just isn’t there unlike prison so that connection is enforced and results are achieved. Hope this can work for you as it did for me.