What's the most definitive way to lose weight and to change your life? Well, you must first CHANGE YOUR MIND! Change must begin in your mind first and foremost, with a single decision to do whatever it takes to get healthy. So if you want to lose weight, don't think it's just about the weight. I learned a long time ago that weight is merely a side effect of something far greater.
The second step is figuring out what is causing you to eat poorly and to sabotage yourself. You've gotta figure out where the pain is coming from so you can stop the emotional bleeding. Dealing with those issues is how you begin the healing process. Healing from within; healing your heart, healing your mind -- that's where your greatest work must be done. The workouts will be easier than this. The dietary changes will be easier once you fix the hard stuff you've held onto for so long.
Once you've made the decision to do whatever it takes to get healthy, then you must do the work of unraveling the pain, the defeat, the shattered self-esteem, the abuse, the emotional scars, the stress, the dysfunctional relationship wounds, abandonment issues -- all of that. Acknowledge your pain so that it no longer controls you. Only then can you begin the process of losing weight and getting healthy in a way that sets you up for a lifetime of health.
No more up and down with the weight. No more starting only to quit. This time, YOU WILL DO THE HARD WORK to heal FIRST. This time you ARE MORE THAN A CONQUERER!
Chaunda is the owner of The Bella Fitness Group in Lawrenceville, GA. She has lost over 115 pounds and is now a passionate fitness advocate, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a professional singer. Visit her on the web at bellafitnessgroup.com, on Instagram at @bellafitnessgroup and Twitter at @bellafitness09.