Anchor your personal weight-loss ambition by completing Diagram A. Mount it somewhere where you will be able to read and think about it at least once a day in a proper and in-depth manner. This simple but important process will engrain and reaffirm your desire to lose weight, protecting you from falling prey to other distractions. Diagram A
Plan your diet well in advance by completing your weekly meal plans according to your personal preferences and lifestyle. (Chapter 9 – Meal Plans Made Easy) Make a shopping list of any ingredients that you need to buy.
Mount your exercise chart in the room where you intend doing your exercise routine. If you need to buy any sports equipment, add these to the shopping list. (Chapter 8 – Exercise Made Easy)
Check your stumbling block profile. (Chapter 5 – Stumbling Blocks Made Easy) Do you have any potential stumbling blocks that will interfere with your weight-loss ambition? If so, what is your remedial strategy for each one? If you need assistance from your doctor, please set up an appointment.
Mount Diagram B on your refrigerator door. Read it each time you are tempted to break your diet. Consciously go for the something-in-between option.
Weigh yourself and enter your starting weight on your weekly log (Diagram C). Mount it somewhere where you can see it. Your success will inspire you to keep going.
Get started today. Don’t procrastinate by waiting until everything is perfect, even if you happen to be a meticulous planner or organised person. Rest assured, you will eventually get everything in place over the next few days and it’s always good to learn from your mistakes. If someone or other is going to join you, we have a golden rule at the Institute about that: DO NOT WAIT FOR THEM! You have a head start – hang on to it while you can. Remember that your level of determination and commitment will inspire them to catch up with you.
End each day by thinking about your next day before you close your eyes at night. Remind yourself that you have done well. Focus on all the positive aspects that you achieved each day. The negative ones are far less important and will soon fall into place.
Believe in yourself.
“IF OTHERS HAVE DONE IT, SO CAN YOU.”