Are members of your family obese? Do you look at them and say to yourself, “my family’s overweight and I’ll be overweight too?” It doesn’t have to be that way. You can break the curse, you can change the way your body retains fat and burns calories.
Sure, certain body types are prone to fatty deposits and body shapes. But, you can control what you eat and by combining strength training with aerobic exercise, you can sculpt and tone your body into a work of art, no matter what its shape!
First though, you have got to get a clear picture of the body that you want. You have got to see yourself clearly as the person you want to be. A thinner, prettier you, gliding along life’s path, rather than trudging along.
Losing weight is so much more than shedding pounds. It signals a level of success for a journey that is sometimes long and hard. With the triumph of weight loss comes an overwhelming amount of self-satisfaction and confidence. For some, the excess weight may have been the only obstacle standing in their way of happiness.
Get a new vision of yourself. Start a journal and begin writing down your goals. How much weight do you want to lose, or better yet, what size clothes do you want to wear? Give yourself permission to daydream about how you will look once you reach your goals.
As you work toward your ideal body shape, you will be rewarded on an ongoing basis. You will find some of your tight clothes suddenly begin to fit better; some of the others may become too big and need alterations. Keep trying on those old favorite jeans, if you’ve got a pair, or anything that you might have outgrown along the way, you could be pleasantly surprised.
Break the curse, the one that is holding you back. The one that is keeping you focused on failures in your past instead of looking ahead to the success of a bright future. You were created for wonderful things … don’t let anything stand in your way of your dreams.
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