As I reflect on the past year, I realize I've made great progress. I lost 75 pounds, about 24% body fat and 12 inches around the waist. I feel much better, I have more energy. And yes, I would say that in general I'm a happier person.
Over the course of the year, I would say my success was 60% mental and 40% physical. Meaning that there were more mental obstacles along the way the physical ones. Here are five of the primary ways my mind tried to sabotage me and how I got through them.
There are obviously many ways you can sabotage your journey to better health, these are just a few. You need to do some personal reflection about your life, what you want out of it and what you need to do to achieve your goals. Then realize that it's normal to get discouraged and have setbacks, but those don't need to prevent you from achieving the results you want.