Learning To Have A Positive Attitude
I just returned from a trip to Arizona, and on the way out there I bought a book by Joel Osteen titled It’s Your Time. It is a book about finding God’s favor in your life. In the book he tells how having negative thoughts can become so real to you that if you believe you will fail and dwell on it that is just what will happen to you. If you believe you are a failure you have already failed before you ever start whatever it may be. It could be your job, your bank account, your health, or any number of things.
Today I will talk about my own struggle with weight, and how this book has given me new hope to achieve my goal of losing weight and keeping it off. I bet you that at some point in time I have tried about every diet you can think of. I have been gun hoe to start with buying all the books and reading them. Then I would go to the store and buy all the right foods for the diet and throw all the bad foods I had around away. I always started out good with determination to stick with the diet plan and lose the extra 10 pounds I seem to struggle with. Well needless to say the negative thoughts always find their way in my head, and I would use every excuse you can think of to end the diet.
I know my body and was a heavy weight lifter for 10 years working with a trainer on specific body parts that I had plateaued on. I even went on to train many of my friends to work out the way some of my trainers had taught me. I weighted 205 with almost no body fat, I had definition and muscle tone you can’t imagine. At 35 years old I looked and felt better that when I was young, and was in better shape than most 25 yr old.
My trainer got married and moved away. When this happened I started finding reasons not to go workout and the weight hardness and tone started to decrease and replaced by a softer body. I admit that I often let negative thoughts interfere with my life, and after losing the motivation and desire to workout at times. I can come up with every excuse in the book why I can’t go on a diet right or go exercise. After reading the book by Joel Osteen I planned to change my thinking. I am going to the gym and I am going to stick with a diet, and I will not let the negative thoughts defeat me again because I have God’s favor and he wants me to achieve amazing things in my life. In order to do them I need to be healthy and being over weight and soft all over will destroy my health if I don’t take control of it. This rule applies to all of us not just me.
What ever you are struggling with in your life you have to learn to think positive thoughts, and let go of the negative. I challenge all my readers to start over. Turn back time and change your thought process because if you declare victory your life will turn around and good things will come your way; I’m a true believer in that. Think about this, walking 10 miles begins with the 1st step.