“If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do… the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”
-General George S. Patton
Wow, I was looking for another quote from General Patton, and came across this one. How very true for many many many things in our lives. It also holds very true for weight loss.
So, for the SECRET to work, we must decide that we are GOING TO DO IT. Our body will respond to our actions and our changes, but we must always keep on track, or get back on track when we fall into a ditch, or take a side road. Excuses are our mind’s way of allowing our body to take over. Don’t fall for it. Don’t rationalize it. If it is already done, then get back on track. We cannot change the past, we can only affect the future. Don’t beat yourself up, either, as that is another way the body wins over the mind.
The US Army has even started to adopt new strategies on EATING and EXERCISE:
- KXAN, Austin, TX “Army Fighting Fat“
- 11ALIVE, Atlanta, GA “Army Fights Fat“
- Huffington Post “U.S. Army Fighting … Fat“