What's Your Biggest Mindset Challenge? 
Monday, March 10, 2014
LifeTime WeightLoss in Getting Started, Jennifer Wannen Zotalis, Mindset, attitude, mindset, motivation

You’ve likely heard the saying about successful weight loss being 90% diet. No matter what you think of the diet-exercise-lifestyle breakdown, the equation will always necessitate 100% mindset commitment. Our motivation is what gets us started on the journey, what encourages us through the plateaus periods, what helps us persist when others give up. That doesn’t mean, however, that motivation always comes easily. There are countless mental dimensions to our weight loss journeys. It’s as important to identify our mindset related challenges as it is our nutritional or fitness challenges. In doing so, we can equip ourselves with the messages and support that will refill our motivational wells and offer us the mental stamina to make it to our goals. Consider what questions, quandaries and self-doubts have gotten the best of you in the past. Then check out these Flourish resources for inspiration that can take you beyond any motivational challenge to your ultimate end success.

“I just don't know how to start.”

“I've never been able to stick with a diet.”

“I can't seem to set a reasonable, sustainable goal for myself.”

“I don't have the time or energy to stick with consistent exercise.” 

“I can't stop sabotaging myself.”

“I don't seem to have the self-discipline to do this.”

“I can't get myself organized enough to make real change happen in my life.”

“I have so much weight to lose that I get discouraged.”

"I'm mired in bad habits!"

Do any of these motivational challenges ring true? What would you add to the list? Share your thoughts on identifying mindset challenges and maintaining motivation.

Written by Jennifer Wannen, Content Manager

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