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Page 12 Senior Times - January 2019WHY YOUR WEIGHT WON'T BUDGEBy: Christyn McCleary, TrvFitWanting to drop a few pounds but not able to? There are few things more frustrating than want- ing to be healthier and to tone your body, with- out any success. What is standing in your way? Could it be... ?it bluntly, you need to stop eating junk. Replace it with real whole foods.• Don’t eat processed foods. Even though pro-Your mind is your number one ally when it comes to achieving your goals. However, until your mind has been programmed for success, it will do more to derail your efforts than help you. • Take a few moments each day to visualize your-but in the end you are the one who is going to make it happen. You have to want this weight loss enough to make it your personal mission.•••cessed foods are accepted by our society, they contain tons of chemicals and empty calories that will make you feel unhealthy.Fat is important but contains twice the caloric density of protein and carbohydrates, so be aware of what you consume. Eat lots of lean proteins and wholesome carbohydrates from plants and whole grains.self at your ideal weight. Imagine how it feels to• Believe you CAN change it. You may have failed in the past, but that doesn’t matter. When you put your mind to it, you’re able to do amaz- ing things. Do you believe that you are capable of losing weight? Once you own the belief that you can, you’ll be unstoppable.Vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds are filled with fiber and antioxidants which are vital for healthy weight loss. Snack on these instead of packaged treats.look the way you’ve always imagined.• Protect your mind from any negative self-talk. Ifa negative thought comes to mind, immediatelyreject it.• You want to be fit, and yet you think of yourselfYour excuses for being out-of-shape are get- ting old. Don’t allow excuses to ruin your life any longer.• Don’t skip out on your responsibilities withSee a nutritionist to tailor a meal plan that’s specific to your out-of-shape and fat. Re-program your mind to think of yourself as fit and attractive, and you will be well on your way toward achieving your goal.excuses, instead expect more from yourself.• Focus on the big reason why you are losing the weight. Make a list of the benefits you’ll enjoyIt takes time to transform your body from fat to fit, even though you want it to happen over- night. Remind yourself that it took time to put the weight on, so it will take time to take the weight off. When you find your patience wavering, or when you encounter a frustrating plateau, do the following:• Review your goal. Is it specific and measur- able? Is it small and attainable, rather than monu- mental? Focus on your goal when the going gets tough.• Make each workout a new experience. Challenge your body with different resistance, new exercises and a varied pace.• Remember that anyone can have one great workout, but that won’t get you the body you want. The only way to achieve your goal is by consistently exercising and eating right, plain and simple.• Give up the belief that you can’t achieve the fitness level that you want. See it first in your mind, and then in the mirror. It is O.K. if your version of fit is different from what you see on T.V. or in magazines.once you achieve your goal and read them firstChange makes most of us nervous – even ifit is a change in the right direction. You may not be consciously aware of the fear you have of get- ting into shape. Until you conquer this fear, your weight loss efforts will be blocked by self-sabo- tage. Professional speaker and author, Anthony Robbins, has outlined three specific beliefs that you must have in order to conquer your fear and instantly create a lasting change.• Believe that something MUST change. Youthing each morning.• Which do you want... excuses or results?can’t be wishy-washy about it. You can’t be considering it. You can’t even be pretty sure about it. You’ve got to be rock solid.until your goal has been achieved.• Treat exercise with the same importance as a• Believe that YOU must change it. You can’t pass the buck of responsibility and expect to lose weight. It’s on your shoulders. Other peo- ple will prove to be great assets in your journey,work meeting, and you’ll never skip it at the last minute. Put three 60-minute time slots on your calendar each week.People who exercise alone are less challenged, less accountable and are less successful. Find a partner to be accountable to or join a gym this year to achieve a healthier you. Get serious. Get started. 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