BOTH! I think weight loss is more mental than physical. The workouts are physically demanding, but it’s your mind that keeps you from doing it. It’s so easy to put it off until another time and never go back to it. Our bodies were made to be in motion; that’s why we have legs. 😉 It’s our minds that keep us from achieving our goals.
My mind is no longer going to get in the way of whatever it is I want. I’m tired of feeling sick and tired and I’m not going to allow it any more. Each day, I set out to practice eat the frog, but I’m still struggling with that. I consider myself to be a fairly organized and productive person but I still haven’t been able to get a firm grasp of this exercise thing.
Yes, I’m physically capable of exercising so this is more of a mental struggle for me. My mind knows that I have to exercise if I’m ever going to reach my goals but then it talks me out of it. Negative self-talk is a bitch but I’m not going to let it get the best of me.
I tell ya, I don’t have any issues walking with friends when we hit the trails in the morning. It’s just when I don’t have anyone to walk with that I end up sitting on my ass all day. I’ve attempted to do workouts at home via YouTube but it doesn’t take long before I talk myself out of them. Even the beginner workouts are difficult and, instead of pushing through it, I turn it off.
Weight loss is a struggle no matter how you look at it. It’s up to you to determine whether or not it’s worth the struggle. I’m to the point where I no longer have a choice; I just want to get my mind in sync with the rest of me. Well, I know what my next therapy session is going to be about.