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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

OY YOU - get a grip! Erm NO!

26th May 2015
Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.  Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.  Unknown.

Okay so I'm all about the healthy and happy, I'm all for eating well and taking care of yourself but part of that includes not obsessing over it and beating yourself up!  Obsessing over anything isn't really healthy, we've all done it, I've done it more than I care to remember, but it really isn't good for us.  Nor the inner mind bashing we do, when was the last time you told your bestie to stop her moaning and whinging and to get a grip and just do it and be more self controlled!  Hopefully NEVER, if you have then I'm glad you're not my bestie!  I bet you've said those harsh words to yourself though, I know I have in the past.  What I'm trying to say is give yourself a break, think about what you would say if your bestie was struggling with their weight and finding it hard to stay on track, if they told you this morning that they'd really struggled because of the Bank Holiday and they know they've gained weight - what advice would you offer?  Hopefully it isn't to get a grip and sort it out!

The other thing we need to start doing is thinking about ourselves and prioritising those things that are important to us, would you dream of skiving work just because you had a crappy few days there last week (imagine you don't get paid if you don't go, I'm not talking duvet days) or tell your kid you can't go to that important game they're playing or their parents evening.  Do you tell your bestie who really could do with a natter because they're having a tough time that you just can't fit them in?  Nope, I bet you don't, I'm guessing you do everything in your power to find the time to do all this, and yet I bet you often can't find the time for your meeting, or to go to the gym or whatever it is you should be doing to get yourself healthy and happy!  I bet you're too busy doing everything for everyone else that you don't make it onto your to do list!  Trust me you need to find the time for you, it's all part of that healthy and happy future you're looking for!

So today and for the rest of this week be aware of how easily you brush off what should actually be really important to you, notice the words you use to berate yourself - would you talk to your mother with that mouth!   The constant chatter that goes on in our heads can either motivate us or make us miserable, so change the record if you're playing a depressing, miserable one right now.  Be mindful of your thoughts and the saying goes;

Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Watch your words for they become your actions.
Watch your actions for the become your habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.

If you were like me a Weight Watcher leader, would you make a good one if you were to verbalise the inner 'coach' that's encouraging (or not as the case may be) you on your weight loss journey?

If the answers no and you're struggling to stay on track and lose weight, then it's time to change those thoughts and be nice to yourself and encouraging! 

Here's to finding the time and positive self talk BeYOUtiful. Have a great day. xx

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