Feeling good about yourself changes everything in your life for the better. That is the magic of fitness it begins a positive spiral. But we are talking about change. You do have the strength to do it, we all do. But are you willing to use it?
The right exercise programme is the easy bit, though you will want a good professional to provide you with it and keep it changing. Eating properly isn't as complex as everyone wants you to believe either. It's a bit like walking; it is complex, all those muscles and nerve impulses that go on but actually, you just have to walk. People make a lot of money out of complicating it for you - and the struggle makes it feel like you are doing something. Too many people spend most of their lives struggling with their fitness and appearance but pour their struggle into a flawed approach - usually because they are unwilling psychologically to step outside of a comfort zone. If they only would then the results achieved would be far more substantial and long standing. Hitting different diet fads with little or no consistent success is a good example. It is a little like being trapped in a relationship that takes too much effort to leave so you just accept a poorer life - there is a lot of lying to oneself and satisfying immediate needs.
Without proper planning it will be hard to change, and it’s important to to set attainable and realistic goals. Efficient goal setting includes recognising and resolving all guilt, inner conflict or limiting belief that might cause one to sabotage one's efforts. By setting clearly defined goals, one can subsequently measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals and can see progress in what might have seemed a long, perhaps impossible, grind. If you give 100% commitment then you will achieve a 100% of your goals, 70% commitment - guess what 70% of your goal, drop out and back to where you started from!!