Do You Think Fat Or Fit?


If you have become overweight and wish to change that you have to firstly change your thinking. If you continue to harbour the same thoughts you will continue getting the same results. There is an old Chinese proverb that says “If I don’t change the direction I am headed, I will end up where I’m going”.

Think of it this way both being fit or fat have a price. The fit currency is your time and effort spent in eating properly (cooking unprocessed foods) and proper exercise. The rewards to paying this price are endless. You look and feel great with loads of energy and vitality, your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing is in balance so life can be lived to the fullest.

Being fat has a high price

The fat currency has a price that is not one that you would think many people would want to pay yet millions around the world pay this price each and every day. Poor health, low energy, being a prisoner to your cravings for unhealthy food and the way it makes you feel after you eat it, and the ultimate price of all – living in a body you hate. But the upside (if you can call it that) is that you can eat what you like, gain all the fat weight you want and totally avoid exercise.

We each have a choice here but if you are overweight and/or have health conditions and wish to remedy the situation permanently you will first have to make some changes to the way you think. Let’s look at some examples of how a fit person would think verses how a fat person thinks.

Fat thinking – I’m going to sleep in tomorrow; maybe I will go to the gym next week.

Fit thinking – I will get my workout clothes ready tonight so I can get up early and go to the gym. I look forward to the great feeling it will give me for the rest of the day.

Fat thinking – I don’t have time to exercise; I am going to cancel my gym membership, it is just a waste of money.

Fit thinking – I know I can always rearrange my schedule to make time for exercise. My clothes fit better and I love how I feel when I am strong and fit.

Fat thinking – I have had a bad day at work. I can’t be bothered going to the gym, I will join my friends at the bar for a drink.

Fit thinking – I can’t wait to get to the gym. Nothing relieves the pressure of a stressful day like a good workout.

Fat thinking – I hate exercise, it’s too hard.

Fit thinking – I love exercise. A little effort at the gym is sure better than being fat forever and living in a feel-bad body.

Fat thinking – I’ve only lost 3 pounds since I started at the gym 2 months ago. It’s not working – I quit.

Fit thinking – I am so excited that I have begun the journey back to slim. At this rate I will have lost 18-20 pounds by the end of the year.

Ditch the fat person and be who you really want to be

For all of us on this journey to get or keep our strong, lean, slim, healthy body it is a journey made up of hundreds of small steps. Each exercise session and each healthy meal is just one of those steps. You can think of it like currency, you accumulate it and just like your bank account you can build a healthy balance rather than being in overdraft.

But you have to think like a fit person. If you need to make an adjustment to your attitude and thinking are you willing to do that? Because once you do, you will change your actions. Changing your actions in the way of exercise and healthy eating (instead of being at war with them and yourself) will lead you back to that feel-good body that you will be happy to live in for the rest of your life.

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