“I am so fat. I hate my body.”
“This is just where I am in starting my wellness journey.”
“I totally screwed up when I ate that cookie. I’ve totally blown my diet.”
“That cookie wasn’t on my eating plan, but I enjoyed it and know that I can get right back on track with my next meal.”
“I only lost a pound. I worked so hard for nothing.”
“Slow and steady wins the race. A pound lost is a definite sign of progress and just imagine all the changes my body is making on the inside that I can’t see, yet.”
How you speak to yourself matters.
Women who are stuck in the rebound weight cycle often are intensely self-critical about their bodies and weight. They say things to themselves that they would never say to anyone else.
What if it is that very pattern of self-criticism that is keeping you stuck in the cycle of losing and regaining the same 30 pounds over and over again?
One reason this is true is because each harsh self-criticism results in a feeling of stress that zaps your energy and makes taking future action even harder. Often you get caught in a negative catabolic-energy spiral that is truly at the root of so many failed diet and exercise attempts.
For example, if you miss your goal of working out and start beating yourself up, that makes getting in your next workout even harder. If you miss a second workout the resulting self-judgement compounds that by 1,000.
Pretty soon you’re skipping your workouts for the rest of the week, telling yourself that you’ll start again on Monday. But when Monday comes, you either repeat the cycle or stop working out altogether.
It’s time to stop this crazy train!
Choosing better feeling thoughts, celebrating every tiny sign of success, and cutting yourself the same slack that you would give to your best friend helps build positive anabolic momentum that will enable you to meet your goals.
While you may think your thoughts are out of your control, you do have response-ability.
You have the response-ability to bring your purpose, commitment, and spiritual connection into everything you do.
Here are some ways to tap into your response-ability:
- Think about how you want your sense of purpose to support you in creating the body you want.
- Write out a list of all the reasons you want to release the weight once and for all.
- Write out how releasing the weight will make you feel—and figure out ways to feel that way right now.
A bonus is that taking the time to shift your thoughts and perspective helps generate a more positive anabolic outlook that enables you to tap into your spiritual connection. Harnessing the energy and support of All-That-Is (God, the Universe, Source Energy, Higher Coach—whatever works for you) will act like a rocket booster to achieving your goals.
When you choose to take response-ability, you start looking forward to your workout and how awesome you feel afterwards. You feel creative when you are making healthy foods that are also delicious. You feel confident in your choices and actions.
Dare I say it? You find that creating the body you want is actually . . . fun!
It’s not the actions of eating healthy foods and moving your body that will change. It’s how you feel about doing them, and the energy your create to get on track and stay on track.
As you are setting your wellness goals, think about how you can tap into your purpose, commitment, and spiritual connection. When you choose to take response-ability to shift your thoughts and energy about your weight loss journey, it becomes a lot more successful—and fun!
Together we can do it!
- Are you struggling with your weight?
- Are you worried about holiday weight gain?
- Are you ready to get the body you really want?
I am excited to offer 2 coaching spaces to help you love your way slim. If you are serious about transforming your mind and body, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 11 to schedule your complimentary breakthrough session. These powerful, empowering sessions are available on a limited basis.
Don’t wait till Jan 2 to take inspired action. Start creating the body—and life—you want today.