Mind Preparation is a very important aspect in training your body in preparation for weight loss. This can make a big impact in your personalized program and the targets you have set yourself. I believe that when you have a strong mind that is prepared to undergo a physical transformation, the more receptive you become to muscle building programs resulting overall.
The first thing you should ask yourself is, did you meet your targets last year in your quest to lose weight? Most likely the answer will be no, because at some point you lost the motivation to complete the program and ended up not reaching your targets!
Well this year, you will have yet another opportunity to achieve your targets. This could be the year that you will finally burn that excess fat, get in shape and get that physique you have always wanted. However, you need to make realistic plans and prepare your mind to achieve your dream physical condition.
Now you need to understand that getting off to a good start is an essential aspect to weight loss and I have provided you with a quick and simple guide to help you get started.
Visualize The Body You Would like
This will only take you a few minutes to do. Just simply close your eyes and use your mind to create a visual image of what your body currently looks like right now and then slowly visualize a transformation of what you want your body to look like in future. It could be losing a massive amount of fat or maybe you are just looking for just a small amount of muscles with a nice toned body you can show off to your friends.
Which ever it may be, make sure you have an exact visual image in your mind of exactly how you want to look in future.
Set Your Goals
What exactly is your goal? You will need to make sure you have set specific goals and not just general and broad goals, because the more detailed your objectives then the more focused you will be in getting results.
Example Of General (Bad) Goals:
- Lose weight.
- Get in shape.
- Gain muscles.
- Become strong.
Examples Of Specific (Good) Goals:
- I would like to gain 20 pounds of muscles!
- I would like to improve my bench press by 40 pounds
- I would like to lose 25 pounds of fat so I can wear my old jeans!
- I want to be able to run 10 miles.
Plan Your Goal
Now that you have set your targets, you need plan exactly how you will achieve these targets. You need to think of your plan as your road map which should guide you through to the process of reaching your targets. It will keep you on course and stop you from losing your way and going off course. Without a plan, a bad day then becomes a bad week which can snowball into several bad months. Your road map will prevent this from happening.
Make Contingency Plans On What Happens If You Stray Or Fall Behind
While following a weight loss program, you may sometimes find yourself falling behind, this can be due to a number of reasons including an increase in work or family commitments, going away on vacation, an unforeseen emergency or you just lost the motivation for a few days or few weeks but now you want to catch up and get back on track.
To help you do this, you should keep a log of your activities and a progress chart. When you keep a log, you will be able to keep track of what stages you have completed and what you need to do to get back on track. If you fall behind, then you are able to use the log and chart to know exactly where you were when this happened and where you need to be.
Find Out What Products Family And Friends Are Using
Finally, where possible, you should speak to friends and family and discover what programs they have used to achieve excellent results. If the program works for them then chances are it may also work for you. However, this may not always be the case since each and every one of us as a different body so what works for one person may not do the same for someone else.