It’s interesting when we look at the difference between a slim person who loves exercise and eats well and a person who is very overweight and hates exercise. The difference is their minds and time! Imagine if the overweight person had their thoughts changed so that they ate well and loved to exercise. In a years’ time they would have lost all that weight.
And imagine if a slim person had their thoughts changed so that they ate too much, ate the wrong types of food and stopped exercising. In one year that person would be very overweight. The difference between someone who is overweight and the correct weight is simply their mind and time.
Overweight and Obesity are Huge Problems
The statistics are staggering. A European health interview survey showed that for the 19 EU Member States for which data are available, the proportion of adults (aged 18 years and over) who were considered to be overweight or obese varied in 2008 between 37.0 % and 56.7 % for women and between 51.0 % and 69.3 % for men.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA the percent of adults aged 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity is 69.0% (2011-2012).
These are truly shocking statistics.
Link between Overweight and Cancer
I was listening to the radio news this morning, here in Ireland and an oncologist was talking about cancer and the links between cancer and overweight and obesity. This just goes to show how important having the right mindset is. People who are overweight or obese also have a higher risk of many other serious health conditions, including type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Take action if you are overweight! If you have dieted and failed to lose weight before, you can break that cycle. You can lose weight! Remember your mind and time is the difference between being overweight and being a healthy weight. You are invited to download and read a FREE Report on Tips to Permanent Weight Loss and also try out a free self – hypnosis audio to programme your mind for weight loss success. Please click here.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
For the past seven months I have procrastinated about buying a bicycle. I had all the excuses:
I can’t afford to buy one
I am not sure which type to buy
I am not sure which shop is the best value
I will get my old one fixed (turned out to be too expensive)
I will search for a cheap second hand one online
I will buy one after I buy my son one
However today I just drove to town and bought a new bike. No hesitation at all. All my excuses just fell away. Why? Because I have a new goal which is to run the Dublin City Marathon at the end of October. My marathon goal scares me as I just ran a half marathon in early July and I could barely finish the half marathon. To achieve my marathon goal I have taken on an exercise programme which states that I should cycle for 30 minutes as part of my marathon training. I know I must stick to my training programme or risk failing to achieve my goal. Therefore I had to jump in my car and buy a bike – no excuses or no questioning myself. Just do it!
While out cycling afterwards I realised that while I live in town there is beautiful countryside and quiet country roads not far from where I live. I ended up cycling a quiet country road which I had never traveled before only minutes from where I live. There were beautiful views of the Slieve Bloom mountains as I cycled. I also realised that my children would enjoy this as well so more excuses on getting their bikes sorted out so then we can enjoy bike rides in the country together.
Another benefit of my marathon goal is that is forcing me to watch what I eat and lose weight. You don’t want to try and run a marathon being overweight. I simply must lose weight or suffer later.
Today I learned how having a big goal can force you to change in positive ways. My big goal of running the marathon spurred me into action and all my excuses for not buying a bike for the past half year just melted away. My bike ride opened my eyes to the beautiful countryside where I live and to the possibility of getting my children involved in a new activity. My marathon goal is also forcing me to stop eating junk food and lose weight – something I have failed to do for the past year.
Its not just about running the marathon but the also the changes you have to embrace on your journey to reach your goal. This is how big goals can change you.