Monday, December 09, 2013
Imagine stepping on the scale to find that your weight hasn't budged. Instead of immediately reacting with self-hatred and disgust, you remain calm and focus on the positive. What other accomplishments can you be proud of? Use this exercise to prepare yourself to handle this situation in the future.
My oh my - what a familiar situation this is! While I agree with this prompt that you should not immediately feel down on yourself, I have, in the past, swung way the other way and rationalized that I was building muscle or some other excuse that wasn't true at all. I need to use these moments as a reality check. Really evaluate - did I skip more than one workout this week? Did I binge or give in to a pizza hut craving? If I feel I've satisfied the 80/20 rule for the week, I'll remind myself that I won't lose every week and strive to maintain. If I've broken the 80/20 rule, I'll use this as a reality check and try better the next week. Under no circumstances will I beat myself up over it. I can't change the past, but I sure can change the future!