Mindset versus Waistline: All About Your Attitude

by Jimmy Hays Nelson

In my mid 20′s I found myself as an overweight college drop out who just moved back in with his parents and with very little direction in life.

How was it possible for me to go from that situation to being a business owner, who lost 100 pounds, and was featured in Shaun T’s INSANITY? Where did my motivation come from? Did I drastically change everything overnight? Did I do it alone? Watch my story below to find out!

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. Sarah Wyne | March 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm
     

    This was a good one- I had to grab my pen and write some of that down! Thanks!

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  2. Coachsherryl | March 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm
     

    Very nice Jimmy!

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  3. Anonymous | March 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm
     

    Great work Jimmy, I think I can share the feeling that it was the mindset that got all the balls rolling in the right direction. Once you get that focus in your mind, everything starts creating action, and with the action the results came.

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  4. Steven Chisum | March 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm
     

    Great video! Thanks for the pep talk!

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  5. Jeff Bradford | March 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm
     

    Good word! I did not know PD speakers were available on I-tunes. Time to load up the pod. Thank you my friend.

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  6. Melonie Judd | March 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm
     

    Loved this web blog! I am going to let my 8 year old watch this. We have been talking about goals and personal growth the last couple of days and according to him,~~What do I know, I’m just a Mom. =) Maybe hearing you will put a different spin on it.

    Going to send some people your way that just started Insanity.

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    • jimmyhaysnelson | May 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm
       

       Hey @facebook-1045749310:disqus – curious if you ever let your 8 year old watch this.  Would love to hear what his reaction was.

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  7. Anonymous | March 31, 2011 at 1:44 pm
     

    Good for you coach Jimmy!

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  8. Jeannette | March 31, 2011 at 10:04 pm
     

    Jimmy, I love your story! Thanks for your encouragement.

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  9. Denny Hagel | April 4, 2011 at 1:15 am
     

    Talk about inspiration!! Thanks!

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  10. Fay | April 4, 2011 at 9:57 am
     

    Thank you so much for your video Jimmy! This is such a difficult thing for so many people to succeed in, your advice is always valued.

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  11. Victoria Gazeley | April 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm
     

    Inspiring! Thanks so much – I needed some fitness inspiration today… :o)

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  12. Donna | May 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm
     

    Good stuff!  Thanks.  :)

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  13. Sara Jafar Adams | May 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm
     

    Thank you Jimmy!  Curenntly working out with you (to Insanity) and really needing to hear this today! 

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  14. MargieAnalise | January 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm
     

    Congratulations Jimmy!  A fantastic accomplishment and yes, I couldn’t agree with you more!  I attribute my successful 80 lb weight loss (and actually to success in everything in life) to mindset.  It’s all the game in the cranium – the head and the heart – and that’s where the winning attitude begins and grows!  Thank you for sharing and enlightening people that they can have the same success and change their life too!

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    • jimmyhaysnelson | May 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm
       

       Holy Smokes– 80 pounds @a5ea61dd67d6c47a0095cd380e020861:disqus – that is fantastic!  What’s the next goal?

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  15. Michele Tremblay | April 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm
     

    Hey there coach Jimmy, Great video! Mind set…so simple and so complicated all at the same time. Thanks for sharing your story as social proof. That is very powerful for anyone looking for help and inspiration!

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    • jimmyhaysnelson | May 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm
       

       Ha! @07156f7274f5d7696090dc6f1dd8650e:disqus – it does seem like its should be something simple to grasp.  But I have to CONSTANTLY work on it- or I can get back into negative self-talk

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  16. Jeff Reid | April 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm
     

    Man, we are so much on the same wavelength today! I posted to my blog on the same subject just a few minutes ago! :)

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    • jimmyhaysnelson | May 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm
       

       Great minds think alike @facebook-527506052:disqus ! :)

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  17. Coachshannon24 | April 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm
     

    Thanks Coach Jimmy!! You are absolutely right!! Its all about mindset and getting your mind straight. Telling yourself that you can do anything that you put your mind to. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your journey and accomplishments!!! :)

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    • jimmyhaysnelson | May 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm
       

       Thanks for the kind words @dced2205336182c47c93fbf926d6bf46:disqus – happy to help anyway I can!

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  18. Lindsay French | April 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm
     

    Changing my mindset helped me lose 104lbs. You are exactly right and that is something I am trying to share with other people I try to inspire every single day in my life as well as the power of being positive. My mindset completely changed the day I felt disgust with myself on the first day of my weightless journey. I am so much happier than I have ever been!

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    • jimmyhaysnelson | May 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm
       

       Wow @facebook-1556441001:disqus – 104 pounds that is awesome! What an inspiration you are to others.  Keep leading by example.

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  19. Cat | May 3, 2012 at 8:56 am
     

    Great video. Mental mindset has everything to do with the physical. If you think you can, you can! 

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  20. Sljones | August 14, 2012 at 11:22 am
     

    Great Video and so true I am working on that now! Thank You

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