Change Your Mind to Change Your Weight, Says San Antonio Personal Trainer

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Nothing is more critical to successful weight-loss than changing your mindset! Let’s face it, the need to lose weight is often a result of lifelong bad habits, untouchable by quick fixes and gimmicks.  Successful weight loss is all about long-term thinking, patience, and a “stick-to-it” attitude.

It’s easy to trick yourself with thoughts like, “What’s one more cookie? I’ll eat healthier tomorrow.” The problem is that you may make that rationalization everyday! If the consequence of weight gain doesn’t stop you, then think about how you’re increasing your risk of diabetes. A cookie becomes a lot less tempting when you see how it could negatively impact your life in the long run.

Patience is definitely a virtue when it comes to weight loss. Consider that a healthy rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Define a realistic time frame to reach your goal, but don’t get discouraged! Treat yourself to new clothes as you change shapes and sizes in order to maintain a positive self image and a sense of incremental improvement.

As important as exercise is, it’s actually not the key factor in weight-loss. We’ve all met people who spend hours at the gym daily, yet never seem to lose weight. That’s because it can be difficult to resist the temptation to overeat post-workout, when your body tells you it’s ravenous. Slow and steady daily activity is ideal; substitute walking or biking for driving whenever possible.

Stick to a healthy diet by shopping smart; eating healthy should be fun! Shop at farmer’s markets for fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies, and choose health-conscious grocery stores. You’ll be less tempted to buy junk food if it’s not available!
As difficult as small steps can be at first, they’re really nothing more than a change in arbitrary habits. Real results happen slowly; quick fixes seldom work in the long run.

Come and talk to our personal trainers to see how you can find the right balance between holiday cheer and staying fit for life. You’ll find them at Fit for Life Personal Fitness Training, 2126 Jackson-Keller Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78213. Follow us on Facebook and  Twitter for the latest tips, tricks, and updates!

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