I want to give you one of the most powerful keys I have ever learned and studied over the past few years.
You can have anything, be anything, and do anything in life if you just make the choice to do so.
The power to choose whatever you want is something that the words written here cannot give justice to.
Your future has not happened yet. In fact, you create your future. The choices that you make today will shape your destiny later in life. The fact that you are reading this book tells me that there is something that you want to change in the future regarding your present fitness and weight loss situation.
You can make it a habit to chose what it is you want in life. In fact, weight loss is also a choice you make. Much like you chose your mate, your occupation, or your place of residence, you can chose to lose weight and stay thin.
Being overweight is not a life-long sentence you have been handed down with nothing you can do about it. You can choose to change your situation at any moment. If you are at a moment of complete frustration with your current weight, now is as good a time as any to make the choice to change.
Is it a choice you are willing to make? Are you unsure of the first step to take after you've made the choice to change?
Do not worry. We are going to go over those steps. I am going to start with a clean slate with you, so even if you know little about losing weight, you will be successful.
Please do not make weight loss and weight management any harder than it really has to be. Sure, the willpower required may be a test of character, but the actual process required to lose weight isn't physiologically difficult.
You have to expend, or burn off, more calories than you consume. It seems as though the more we become technologically advanced as a society, the more overweight we also become.
Also, with all of the confusing and conflicting opinions on the best weight loss methods that are available, people are misled and misinformed about what it truly takes to lose weight permanently.
It's as though many people have suffered "paralysis by analysis". There is so many different points of view that become overwhelming, it causes some people to throw their hands up and do nothing.
The way to make weight loss permanent is to replace your old unproductive habits that created an unhealthy lifestyle with newer habits that support losing weight. It starts with choosing to do so.
Exercise your power of choice. You can choose to have anything, be anything, and do anything if you are willing to chose it. It is a tool at your disposal whenever you need it.
In fact, the very best tool you can use for long lasting weight loss is the tool between your ears. Your brain is the best piece of equipment you can use to lose weight and keep it off. The more you feed your mind with powerful, results producing information, the better you'll be.
Study weight loss. Make it your mission. But do not lose the simplicity of it.
Weight loss is no harder than choosing to eat right every three or four hours (the most important process in weight loss and weight management), exercising with some weights/resistance two to three times a week, and doing some form of cardio/aerobics two to three times a week.
To lose weight and stay in great shape does not require any more than 2 to 3 hours a week total of exercise. I've trained many people that have managed to stay incredibly thin and in great shape with only 2 hours a week total of exercise.
It all comes down to the way you choose to eat and live. It is your choice of lifestyle that determines what you weigh.
The most important step you can take is to make the choice that you are going to commit to this and stick with it until you accomplish what it is you want.
There are going to be many days where you want to throw in the towel and call it quits. But choose not to.
Have faith that you will get what you want. It will require patience and persistence, but so do all good things in life.
I asked you to dream about how it would feel to have your ideal body. How it would feel to be as thin as you want to be and as energetic and as vibrant as you'd like to be. How would you feel to have the strength and flexibility you want and to rid your body of those nagging aches and pains.
Dare to dream a little and then choose to go after and make those dreams come true. There's a huge difference between identifying what it is you want and choosing to go after it. Identifying what you want is the first step in the process.
You must then make the choice to go after it. In fact, I've just given you the key that will unlock any fitness goal you may have now or in the future.
The key to permanent weight loss and superb health is the fact that you choose it. Weight loss, muscle toning, or any fitness goal you may have is simply a choice that you make.
Anything you want in life, any goal or desire can be yours if you simply choose to go after it. Things just do not fall into place naturally and without effort. Yes, they do fall, just not where you want them to.
You must first "think" of what it is you want and then choose to go after it. And if you do not get what you want? Try it again. Keep trying until you get it.
If you are persistent enough and work hard enough, whatever you wish for will be yours.
Whether you want to lose fat or gain lean muscle and increase strength, you choose to do so.
In fact, life boils down to a series of choices. The better choices you make, the better your life will be.
You can choose to slim down and fit into those jeans or you can choose to give into your false feelings of hunger and deprivation.
You can choose to get behind the wheel after drinking or you can choose to hand the keys to a friend. Some of the choices you make have a long lasting and dramatic impact on your life forever.
The great thing is, if you choose to go after weight loss, you can be assured that it's within your reach because others have accomplished it. Any problems that you may face in life, chances are that someone has faced them and has already battled and conquered them.
Just follow what it is they did to come out on top. The question of whether or not it's possible is not an issue.
It's whether or not you go after it. In fact, the choices you make dictate the life you will lead.
Where you are today is the result of all the choices you have made up to this point.
If you want better, you must make better choices.You can either move ahead or stay behind.
Remember, weight loss is a choice. It's a choice, much like we chose to go to school to further our education or a choice to take a new job.
We only do things after we make the conscious decision to do them and to put our heart into them.
You can want anything in life, but it's what you're willing to go after that matters. Look at your list of goals that you have identified.
Are you willing and determined to accomplish each and every one of those goals on the list?
It's that one small factor, the step between identifying your goal and choosing to go after it, that will determine whether you succeed at weight loss or not.
Simply having goals and choosing to accomplish them is what distinguishes successful people from those that merely wish.
It wasn't until I made the conscious choice to do a bodybuilding show that I began making plans about how I was going to win it.
It had started with a thought about what I wanted and how I was going to get it. But it wasn't until I made the absolute choice to do it that I took it seriously.
Choice is powerful. Choice can be the ignition switch that fires up your vehicle that will allow you to reach your goals.
Like I said at the top. You can choose to have anything, be anything, or do anything. The choice is yours.
Begin using your power of choice. Make it a habit to chose what it is you want in life and then resolve to get it. After you have thought about what you want, choose to go after it. So many people live lives of quiet desperation because they do not make the choice to act upon their dreams.
For whatever reason they are held back by fear and often times choose not to realize their dreams. Like I mentioned earlier, if you can dream it, you can achieve it.
Look over your list of goals you have written. I want you to make the choice, right now, whether or not you are going to go after your goals.
Choosing to go after your goals is like switching the "On" switch of a piece of machinery. Until you make the conscious choice to get what you want, you are still in limbo. By making the conscious choice to go forward, you start the process of taking steps to realize your goals.
Look over your list of weight loss goals. Are you going to make the choice to go full steam. Is something still holding you back? I can tell you from personal experience, until you make the choice to go after something, the likelihood of you realizing that goal is slim.