Change Your Habits
Your self image and habits go hand in hand. Change one and you automatically change the other. This is the ideal on which Mind Over Matter was founded. It is as simplistic as it sounds. The way you see yourself is the way you are, and more importantly, the person you will become.
Your habits, whether good or bad, will follow your self-perception. To achieve success when it come to fitness and exercise, step one is to always think positively. Believe in yourself and see yourself as the person you want to become. While this might not guarantee success 100% of the time, I assure you will not get there without thinking it.
Now when you see yourself as the person you want to become, step two would be to take the necessary actions to get there. If you want a newer, leaner, more fit you; you must put the hard work, and energy into becoming that person.
Break free of the old you. The old bad habits that have weighed you down, pun intended. The hardest part is doing it the first time. After that, every time out it gets easier. Surround yourself with the people who are going to help you get there. Surround yourself with positive reinforcement such as your friends, family, co-workers and the most important, a personal trainer.