What do you tell yourself when things didn’t go as planned?
The reason I ask is, last week I proposed that this year when it comes to your weight loss goals, you opt for easy.
Like only plan on losing 1/2 pound per week.
Move slow, figure out what works, what doesn’t, and how you can learn to be the “new version” of yourself that weighs 26 pound less by the end of the year.
But what if today, you stepped onto the scale and weighed exactly what you weighed last week?
Would you use that as evidence against yourself, as in…”nothing I do ever works?”
Which feels like dog-doo on your shoe.
Or would you think, “well that didn’t work as planned, I wonder what else I could try?”
Big difference in how each one of those thoughts makes you feel, right?
That’s what I’m talking about when I say that weight loss is 90% about your thoughts, and only 10% about food.
When you start notice that your thoughts are the reason you throw in the towel and go for the entire pan of brownies, “because nothing I do is ever going to work…so eff it!”
You can start to question the validity of your thoughts.
What if you decided this time to stay the course, no matter what…until you figured it out?
“Well that didn’t work so great, what else can I try?”
“What little change can I implement to lose 1/2 pound this coming week?”
Those thoughts feel more curious and hopeful.
Plus they get your brain busy answering a question you’d really like the answer to, as in….what can you do that will work this time?
Maybe you could be more vigilant at drinking and tracking your water consumption.
Did you try getting more sleep? When you’re more rested and the cortisol levels in your body go down, it’s much easier for your body to release excess weight.
Plan your meals for the day, write down your plan, then follow it.
It doesn’t have to be hard.
C’mon, you can do this. Hang in there. One week at a time.
I believe you can be successful.
Just remember it’s not always a straight line from here to there…but you can’t get there unless you keep moving forward.
Changing your reality one thought at a time.