Winning at Weight Loss - The Attitude That Makes the Difference

At which point can you say to yourself, “I’ve won my weight loss battle?” Is it when you reach your goal weight or clothing size? Is it when you can fit into a pair of jeans you haven’t worn since college? Is it when someone else says, “Hey, you look like you’ve lost weight?”

No, you are a winner much sooner than that. Being a weight loss winner starts when you adopt an ‘Eye of the Tiger’ attitude. In the movie Rocky 3, Apollo Creed tells a defeated Rocky that he’s lost his ‘Eye of the Tiger’, which he describes as his edge. To take it further, it means having an unshakable determination, a willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed.

An ‘Eye of the Tiger’ mentality means that at times you will face challenges to your decision to get healthy, but you are able to keep your mind focused on the joy that is set before you. You are able to see the end results of your goal so vividly, the short-term sacrifices you make counts as nothing.

Now, you might think that having an ‘Eye of the Tiger’ mentality means having an unshakable faith in yourself. But it goes even deeper than that. After all, you will disappoint yourself at times. You will get tired and you will become weak. In the bible, the apostle Paul even talks about instances in which he ended up doing things he hated and didn’t do the things he ought to have done.

So, you won’t always have unshakable faith in yourself. A surer bet to gaining an ‘Eye of the Tiger’ mentality is cultivating an unshakable faith in God. God never fails; He always keeps his promises; He knows the future; He is rich in love, wisdom, and righteousness. And best of all, He always knows the way so you can go to him, even when you are feeling lost.

You can gain an ‘Eye of the Tiger’ mentality by nurturing your spiritual side through prayer, gratitude, worship, and study of God’s word. Only then can you gain the confidence you need to keep doing the right thing long enough until you can see the results you dream of in your body and in your health.

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