Does Tough love work?
Monday, April 29, 2013
Recently I have been getting "tough" with my self not the kind of being tough with my self like self deprivation or being really hard on my by saying negative things to my self .. but more like .. Calling attention to order.. I know all to well when I am
being to sloppy with my eating or my working out or even my motivation..
and I know when it starts.. I start to have that "Oh Blank it" attitude.. and that is when things get bad, I start to make excused or blame it on this or that for the reason why I am not doing well or sticking to a work out or sticking to my eating clean..
But I have gotten better at recognizing when I am starting to display all of the above and that is when I have the "tough love" talk with my self.. and I may say to my self
Come on Anita is this what you want? do you really want to keep eating like this or keep feeling like crap? do you really want to no go for that walk or bike ride?
I also say to my self when things are going good.."way to go" you did great, come on Anita keep pushing keep going you got this.. (I say that more when I am on the treadmill and I have to do two straight minutes of jogging at 4.5.....
So if I can take tough love from my self could I take tough love from someone other them my self? would It offend me if someone "called attention" to my excuse making or whining or complaining? I don't think so.. matter of fact I would welcome it..
yes it may hurt to hear the truth and yes the truth hurts.. sometimes it dose take another set of yes ears to here I am not seeing or hearing..
So.. if ever you hear me complain or whine or make excused.. go ahead send me some tough love.. because let's face it...if it is not challenging you then it is not changing you..