Losing weight not only takes a physical toll, but a mental one too. When embarking on your weight loss journey, starting with the right mindset is a must. Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Fit to Live, says “cut the mental fat, and that will lead to cutting the waistline” – and we couldn’t agree more.
Every weight loss journey is different, but starting off with a positive attitude is vital for everyone or you’ll be setting yourself up to fail.
1. Be patient
It’s important to remember that you won’t see results straight away, weight loss is a long journey that will test your body and mind. You’ll find many roadblocks on the way, but giving up isn’t an answer. Be patient, and you’ll eventually see better results that you can be proud of.
2. Get real
We’re all guilty of setting unattainable weight loss goals. Not only will this set you straight onto the path of failure, but it will leave you feeling deflated when you inevitably fail to meet them.
Rather than setting weight goals, create goals that are easy to measure and can give you a daily motivation. Have you drunk enough water today? Have you had your 5-a-day, or walked up the stairs rather than taking the lift? Smaller targets like these will be easier to hit and won’t leave you struggling in the long run.
If it is weight goals that you’re setting, having attainable checkpoints on the way will help you feel like you’re making progress and keep you on the straight and narrow.
3. Change of scenery
Often getting out of your everyday rut can be the mindset shift you need to lose weight. When we’re out of our comfort zone, we often find it easier to make changes to everyday routines.
That’s why our 550 acres of Devonshire countryside is the perfect place to change your weight loss mindset. Being surrounded by likeminded determined individuals, and loaded with the drive to lose weight, you will be able to make lifestyle changes and focus on a new routine that will stick.
4. Find your ideal frame of mind
We all know that there’s a link between boredom and over eating that even phycologists can’t dispute. In recent years, mindfulness – the practice of clearing the mind and meditating – has become popular among those who previously struggled with overeating when boredom strikes.
Simple meditation tactics like this can really help alter your perceptions of weight loss being all about physical efforts.
Here at OnTrack, we help educate our guests on not only fitness, but nutrition, mindset, and how to keep up the motivation after leaving camp. If you’re looking to make a big lifestyle change, but need the motivation, knowledge, and inspiration to start. Book now to kickstart your weight loss journey.