Monday, February 04, 2013
I know Im not alone: weight loss can be stressful.
First, you want it all right now. I know I do! All that 'visualizing my success' can backfire when I focus too much on how my present falls short from that goal... and doubt creeps in... can I actually reach that goal? am I doing the right things to get there? can I trust my program?
Second, you can become too focused on that goal and forget to live right now, breeding too much disatisfaction with yourself in the present. Sometimes I fall into the trap of thinking that reaching my goal will make me 'happier.' True, I will feel satisfaction and pride, but I need to remember: I need to feel happy NOW! And its ok to feel happy now :) In fact, appreciating who I am NOW will actually HELP me get where I want to go, and will help me be able to actually feel happy with myself once I reach my goal :)
Third, the sloooowwwnesss of the process can be discouraging. Especially when everyday you work HARD, for tiny incremental changes. You begin to wonder, will it ever add up to a difference?? Its so important to take mental note of EVERY TINY LITTLE VICTORY AND CHANGE. Like increased endurance, a streak of workouts, etc....
So here are my affirmations:
1. I WILL reach my goal
2. I love myself today
3. Its about a lifestyle, not a number
Do you experience weight loss stress? How do you manage?