Looking back just about the starting of this year I feel my life felt and looked so different. It looks and feels like a transformation. To people who see me it may look like it was a very difficult path, I semi- agree and semi-disagree. Life is as you choose it to be. It’s the battle of your mind over desire. A lifestyle change isn’t just you changing the way you eat or exercise, it is also how you psychologically think every step of the way; one needs to plan their life a little in advance to see the image they picture themselves as in front of the mirror.
I still somehow feel amazed at where I have come in my health and fitness goals and STILL feel it’s JUST the beginning, there is so much more to master especially mind over matter. Earlier I knew I had to stop myself from eating to reduce, now that I have come to a level I feel I can take a miniscule amount of liberty, but even then I feel more nervous than what I used to feel earlier! I have and am learning to deal with this level of anxiety.
For most people looking at food and watching food shows or pictures will tempt them into eating the food they are craving right away, and I don’t blame them because I used to feel the same some months back but after the healthy substitutes and a treat once in a while in my diet that have been introduced I enjoy watching food shows and INFACT often drool over Instagram snaps of cupcakes and cakes mostly. Suddenly my sweet tooth has grown and I feel the need to eat a bit of sweets, which earlier wasn’t such a biggie because I would eat anything and everything anyhow.
The feeling of happiness when people compliment me and say you’ve lost a lot of weight is quite overwhelming at times but I have learnt to accept it with a simple thank you and not let it go to my head. Also the trick is to listen and accept all compliments BUT in the end know what your true path to salvation is.
I feel it’s all a psychological circus and you have to deal with a lot of stuff that goes on in your own mind and heart. I for one rely more on my gut instincts, luckily they haven’t really betrayed my trust as such. Looking at fitness inspirational snaps and videos also gives me the boost I feel is needed to keep you going. Anything that helps you set your mind and makes you do whatever it takes to stay focused.
You need trust and luck in the end also, like you need to be lucky enough to find a proper trainer and nutritionist to help you reach your goals but in the end it’s the trust you put in them that matters. It is a team effort. Even if you decide to make the change yourself which is a little difficult but not impossible you need to read and help yourself. Nowadays everything is available to us via the internet BUT the downside is that there is just TOO much information floating and too many people who have their own ideas about everything. So, NOT only for fitness and health or your eating habits, you have to realize that we need to listen and hear everything BUT in the end do what YOU think is best! ONLY you can help and mould yourself into the person you desire to be. Be your own Picasso, be the writer of your own story, don’t play only by the rules set by other people, make your own rules, live life the way it was meant to be lived, happy and excited; excitement to get up each day and face the world with enthusiasm to make sure this day is going to be one step towards a better life that you envision for yourself. I know that I do that but also take it one baby step at a time.
Doubts in our mind about us can be our worst enemy; I have been fighting this battle with them and hope to overcome it soon. Doubts can eat away at one’s confidence wardrobe and make you feel hollow. I intend to make sure that I get rid of all doubts, go past the potholes of low confidence levels and ride on a much smoother road to success in life. I have always had it in me to live and let live and I intend to do that for the rest of my earthly being. Cheers and always remember stay positive and shape up your life in your own style. Keep smiling and take care! Peace out.