Getting fit and losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult. It all starts with making a decision to be the best version of yourself.

One of the biggest reasons why so many people fail to lose weight or promote a healthy body is because they get in their own way. It’s a negative mindset that often holds a lot of people back, especially when it comes to diet and exercise.

I can actually hear your eyes glossing over at the mere thought of either of these.

Your Mindset Affects the Results

Diet and exercise don’t have to be viewed as dreaded or mundane chores. In fact, that’s one of the things I promote most on this website: enjoying the process.

For example, I rarely perform bodyweight exercises to burn calories for weight loss. Instead, I gamify exercise and calorie burn by rigorously playing the Xbox Kinect, Oculus Quest 2 VR unit, or dancing around while using the Body Blade. It’s all about finding something I enjoy that keeps me physically active.

My point is that exercise doesn’t have to be viewed as a horrible chore. In reality, any physical activity that elevates the heart rate is considered “exercise.”

Well, what about food? What about those people who love to eat?

Proper eating and exercise go hand-in-hand if you want to lose weight or promote optimal fitness. But that doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself or follow some ultra-strict diet plan. In reality, the best diet plans are those that work for you.

Some people find value in Keto while others enjoy Paleo. Personally, I gravitate toward my Net 600 Calorie diet, which focuses on portion control and physical activity.

The Internet is full of diet plans spanning an incredible spectrum of eating habits. You’re sure to find one that best suits your specific needs and wants.

The bottom line is how you view the process of losing weight or just fitness, in general, will influence decisions, motivation, and determination to continue. After all, you’re not going to want to keep doing something for the long term if you hate it.