29th May 2015
If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great thins always begin from the inside!
Remember why you started? We talked a little about that in my meetings last week, what that final straw that made you walk through the door of a Weight Watchers meeting. Sometimes we need to be reminded that those successful results don't just happen, my gold members didn't just wake up in the morning at their goal weight, they planned, tracked and stuck to the plan, there were prepared to put in the effort to get where they wanted to be.
Being mad at yourself for not doing well or having a bad week won't help, it'll just put you in a bad mood, so let's start today in a fantastic mood, go look in the mirror, stare at your reflection and say, line drawn - let's do this! Accept yourself as you are today, it'll make it much easier to work forward, remind yourself of all the marvelous traits you have like compassion, kindness, intelligence, that keen sense of humour, you are so much more than your body.
Also acknowledge you're BeYOUtiful because you are and again know you can define your own standard of beauty, a realistic one! You don't have to aim for societies standards, you get to decide how you want to look, what you want to weigh, what your definition of healthy is - this is your body and you only get one.
I watched a video yesterday https://youtu.be/7DdM-4siaQw
where the ladies decided which door to walk through, the 'average' or the 'beautiful' so many walked through the average door! I don't know anyone who's average, we're all BeYOUtiful, we're all loved by people because we're amazing.
So let's stop this negative thinking, let's embrace our BeYOUtiful, know you're gorgeousness, accept your amazing and respect our bodies because they really are incredible whatever shape or size they may be.
Don't forget your brain picks up on everything you think and imprints those thoughts into your memory, at some point they will become self-fulfilling prophecies! So if you keep saying to yourself, "I'm hopeless, I can't do this weight loss lark" guess what, at some point you'll start to believe that and you won't do it. Let's reframe those thoughts, start thinking things like "I can do this", instead of thinking how much effort it'll take to get active because you hate exercise, think about how it is a gift your giving to yourself, some YOU time away from the stresses on life, a time to catch up with friends. Find a way to move you enjoy, eat foods that you find delicious, take care of that incredible body you live in, see your weight loss journey as this incredible thing you're doing for yourself because you are worth it.
Now if you haven't already - go plan your day! I'm going to practice what I preach and am about to plan mine too.