So many people want to use exercise as their main tool to lose body fat. But in all honesty, exercise is a weak tool for this job. Yes it has it’s place but the priority is nutritional.
It’s a hard pill to swallow, that you might have to start paying attention to what you eat. But what if you could see the future? What if you could glance at your life once you achieve your goal?
One useful tool to help motivate you to start making changes is a ‘Visualisation’ exercise where you do just what the last sentence talks about.
Here’s some homework:
Write a note to yourself, from the perspective of when you’ve achieved your weight loss goal. Imagine how your life will be.
Don’t get too off-point, be specific. Here are a few questions you could answer.
- How does your life differ?
- Why has it been important to you that you’ve achieved your goal?
- How are your relationships with friends, your partner, your family and colleagues?
- How do you feel now as a person?
Once you’ve written your note, read it back to yourself. How does it make you feel? Do you have some ideas coming into your head about where to start and maybe which areas you’d like to start with? Have your values changed perhaps?
Any revelations – please do share below.
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