So you are tired of being fat?

Have you given up on losing weight and getting fit?

Well, I know very well how that feels. Not too long ago I was many pounds overweight. I’m only 5’2” short, and I weighed 192 pounds. I was heavy, and it showed.

I was absolutely exhausted, tired all the time, had no energy for anything other than to come home from work and watch TV.

My life was slowly spiraling down and I knew it, and I had no idea how to stop it.

I’ve tried so many times to lose weight that I have lost hope that I would actually ever be successful at it. Don’t get me wrong I’ve lost several pounds over the years using the latest fab diet.  I remember losing 30 pounds one time using Adkins diet, but I just gained it all back and more.

I figured that because I have failed so many times I was never going to find a way to lose all the weight without gaining it back.

But I just couldn’t stop trying. I had to try just one more time. This time, it had to work, I said to myself.

But what could I do different this time around to really be successful at losing weight and getting fit? If the old diet and exercise deal and having a strong will to stay away from the food I loved didn’t do it for me before, what would I think it would do it for me now?

Thankfully I realized that losing weight and getting fit was more than just moving the body and dieting. I realized that getting fit required a shift in my mindset, a change of attitude, a change that had to start from the inside out.

You probably already know very well that if you just diet and exercise you will either give up before you achieve your ideal weight or you will gain your weight back. So what does it really take to become a fit woman?

Like a said earlier you need to change your mindset. You might be asking, but how do I do that?

Let me tell you one simple step you can start with, and that is by stopping the negative self-talk.

You see, when I was obese, I used to look at myself in the mirror and I didn’t like the reflection of me, and with that came tons of negative self-talks, like “I’m so fat”, “I look like a whale”, “Look at this huge butt”, “Look at this huge belly”, “I hate the way that the clothes look on me”.

I finally realized that I could no longer talk to myself that way, and that’s when things started to change.  When I stopped the negative internal conversation, the shift that I needed took place and the changes came along with it.

If you are just like I was and participate in that type of negative self-talk, you need to stop right now.

The negative self-talk is not going to do anything positive for you except that it will make you feel worse about yourself, and it will lower your self-esteem.

You don’t need to have a thin body to start liking yourself. And you don’t need to have a fit body to increase your self-esteem.

You need to start now. Eliminate the self-talk. Talk kindly to yourself. Talk to yourself like you would talk to a little girl you love.

You won’t be saying to a little girl, “hey you are fat, you need to lose weight”. You would be treating her kindly. So do the same thing for yourself, speak kindly of yourself, and speak kindly to yourself.

So the next time you stand in front of the mirror and you start saying negative things about your body, stop! Instead, think of how great you will feel when you actually start taking better care of you, put a smile on your face and walk away.

And every time a negative thought about yourself comes to you, you need to stop it right on its track and replace it with something positive.

This is a very small step, and it can be very difficult to accomplish because we are so used to talk bad to ourselves. But if you practice positive self-talk on a persistent basis it won’t take too long before you can start feeling good about yourself and start taking the right steps to take better care of your body.

So remember, from now on, give up on the negative self-talk!

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