Visualization and How Emotions Affect Training...
If you're carrying extra pounds, I don't think its necessarily just your diet or just your workout that needs attention. How you feel about such a transformation, how you visualize - your ability to visualize can be just as important and can affect how you eat and how you train. It can affect your entire approach.
Some practical ideas: (1) visualize a leaner you. Collect photos of the obliques/ midsection/ body you'd like to have (2) notice the feelings that come up around looking at those pictures. Are there feelings of 'not good enough' or other negative stuff? In my work, I see how our emotional life affects how we eat, relate to people, train, etc. - so notice how you feel about your midsection. Ask yourself: What is achieving the end result (trim/ cut/ whatever) going to do for me? If the answer is "I'm gonna be more attractive", notice those feelings you currently hold about being 'unattractive'. Where do you feel them in your body? I know it can seem strange, but allow yourself to feel whatever comes up. If possible, find ways to express these feelings - to a friend, or even by making the sound of the feeling. My hunch is that your midsection is expressing those feelings for you!
How you feel affects how you train - and by doing this, you will be better able to visualize and create the body you desire.
I didn't intend to share my work here, but I guess I just can't help it. If you're curious about what to do with those feelings that do come up - there are some creative solutions at emofree.com.