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Believe You Are the Person You’re Working to Become

butterfly-965185This is #10 of the “top 10 lessons that becoming an athlete have taught me about weight lossthat appeared in the “Building Sweat Equity” blog.

“Believe that you are the person you’re working to become.”

That sounds vaguely like one of those annoying … er, I mean inspiring Facebook messages that people are always posting, right? Like, somehow if I just believe in myself I won’t be fat any more?!? That’s stupid, not to mention overly simplistic.

But that feel-good message to “believe in yourself” is not what I’m talking about.

I always believed I was a good person when I was fat. What I didn’t know – what I learned by becoming an athlete – is that through the hard work I do every day I earn confidence. Confidence that I am capable of becoming the person I want to be.

And that’s where weight loss comes in.

Summoning the inner-strength to tackle your weight may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Confronting this means you have to kick to the curb the excuses you’ve been using for years. But digging deep gives you confidence.

You believe in the person you are becoming.

Every single decision we make that reinforces our goals gets us a little closer to that person we are becoming. It’s not easy, but it’s totally doable. And I’m with you every step of the way.

C’mon, we got this!

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