Quitting Is The Result Of Self-Judgment And Negative Self-Talk


Are you speaking positively to yourself?What makes dieting for competition or for any desired body result so difficult for some and for others seemingly effortless. In many cases, the most difficult part of a dieting process, or the achievement of any goal for that matter, is our focus on positive perspectives that will empower and motivate our process instead of negative self-judgments that will move us to quit on our process. What I have experienced with literally thousands of people over the last couple decades of diet coaching is the biggest obstacle that always stands in the way of most goals are the person’s own self judgment and unavoidable self-condemnation throughout the process. Most people tend to be the hardest on themselves, and generally they think it is ok. Most people will routinely beat up on themselves until eventually they quit their diet. Later they may try again in the hopes of success but if they do not focus themselves in a way that only sees the good that is happening instead of focusing on what they do not like, they are most likely destined to fail again. Each week my main job has always been to help keep my clients focus on what will empower their diet process and not what will derail them. Sometimes it is changing diet components or exercise modalities, but most of the time it is the focus of their attention and the damaging messages that eventually cause each person to become overwhelmed and battered by the process that I am moving from one place to another. I actually love this part of my job the most and many take notes as we talk and get a kind of life-coaching element out of our weekly talks. Whether anyone decides to adopt my perspective to heart or not, I know that negative self-judgment never feels good for anyone and we all have our limits as to how long we want to subject ourselves to this kind of emotional abuse. Even if it is self-imposed. My advice is never do it, and if you find you are, stop immediately and redirect yourself towards empowering messages. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.