I have been training people for quite sometime now. And with every passing session,day, week, month they are grasping the conceptual fact that its not about the beginning and the end.
It's really about everything in between and it's always that.
I say this all the time because it's true, A real lasting transformation takes time. I'm talking physical emotional and mental transformation. It takes time. It Took time to get you to that place, so it will take time once you decide to turn it all around.
All the hard work you may put in to get from a to b doesn't matter a thing if you fail to flip that Mental Switch. Theres has to be, at some point a change of mind.
A decision to leave out all the bad habits and ways of thinking that got you to a place you didn't want to be. You need to really make the decision to leave behind the old lifestyle, the old negative self talk, the old putting yourself down and the idea that you are what you see. That old way of thinking tells you 'look what I've become, I'm not happy with this but this is me.' The new way of thinking you must embrace in order to make the true transformation tells you "look what I've become, I'm not happy with this, but this is NOT who i am, i can see my true potential, the real me awaits, the journey starts today, every session counts, every new strength gained, every new skill, every piece of food i eat or drink, every process,every effort, they are what really matters, it starts today, I start today!"
People loose weight all the time, its a simple process that requires some effort. Unfortunately some of these same people put it back on again and remortgage 'Square 1' more times than they'd like and heres the kicker they find as they stand for the 'after picture' which shows some great physical progress, that they feel no happier.
These are the thinkers who focus only on the physical, who Hate every training session, who complain about eating a balanced diet, about living a balanced liftstyle, who don't see it's the journey, not the goal that matters because in the end when the said goal is reached and your mentor/coach/trainer is no more.
Who is gonna save you from yourself?