There is one thing you must do if you wish to live your life to the fullest in 2009 (and beyond!).
What’s that? You must get completely real and honest with yourself. You’ve got to drop the illusions and truthfully answer this question for yourself – are you fat?
It’s Easy to Fool Yourself and Hide
It can be really easy to fool yourself, to tell yourself that you “only gained a couple pounds” during the holidays, or last summer, or that you’re “just built that way”. It’s easy to avoid mirrors and keep your head down, to focus only on your job, on taking care of your family, and stay focused on anything other than yourself.
But you know what this gets you? You become out of touch with your body, your emotions, and your deepest desires – yep that’s right, I’m going to bet that since you’re a smart reader of Fearless Fat Loss that you do have the desire to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. If you didn’t then why would you be here?
The thing is though, that you’ve got to start somewhere and that somewhere is where you are at…but if you aren’t being completely honest with yourself about where you are today, about how bad you feel in your body and about being overweight, and if you continue to paste a happy face on when inside you’ve got a part of you that wants to be heard, that part that is saying “hey, I’m dying in here!”, then you aren’t able to even move forward.
The Quickest Reality Check
So here’s something you can do today if you’ve been hiding from yourself, telling yourself that you “feel great” while at the same time it’s hard for you to get out of bed each morning and even harder for you to maintain energy and focus throughout your day – take pictures of yourself.
That’s right – get out your remote operated camera or get a loved one to help you and get yourself on film wearing only your workout clothes. Not your baggy cover-ups but a t-shirt and workout leggings, so that you can really see what’s going on. Even better would be to get in a bikini and snap those photos…you don’t need to show these to anyone else, these are only for your own wake-up call.
And please, this is not an exercise in self-recrimination so if you even try to start criticizing yourself for how you look in your pics then just stop it. This is an exercise in self-honesty to get yourself to wake up from dreamland if that’s where you’ve been living.
The fact is that the human body functions best when at it’s ideal weight for your height and body frame – it is not meant to have 10′s of 100′s of pounds of fat weighing it down and clogging it up – that’s just simple biology.
Then you have the human mind, which is a powerful, wonderful thing and when used for good it is miraculous what you can create in your life. However the mind can also be used to hide and tell yourself all sorts of stories about how you haven’t changed, that you’ve only gained a couple of pounds, when all along you’re hiding from yourself (and mirrors and cameras!).
Believe me, getting yourself on film will bring you out of hiding and get you on the road to self-honesty like nothing else will. You won’t be able to keep telling yourself that those 50, 70, 100 pounds don’t show and that they really aren’t weighing you down at all.
Getting Real is Where It’s At in Weight Loss
You’ve got to get real and get honest before you can truly change, lose weight, and keep it off so remember this is a good thing…and really, if you can’t be honest with yourself, then how can you be honest with others? Getting real and getting honest with yourself is where all change begins…