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Kick Negativity to the Curb!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weight loss isn't always as simple as eating healthier and moving more. For me, sometimes it's a mental challenge.

Once in awhile negative thoughts start to creep into my head and they can really mess with my progress.

Thoughts like:

-I can't do this.
- I have too much weight to lose, Why try?
- It's too hard.

When those thoughts come around, it's been really helpful to change them into positive thoughts:

-I AM DOING this. I can do it and am already moving towards my goal!
-A lot of weight to lose can mean a tough battle, but with that comes a great victory! Keep pushing on!
- It's harder to start again than to keep going. Just keep going.

The last one is what got me through a tough workout this weekend. We live on a hill and sometimes I'll walk down and run up, completing a loop/lap and repeat that 4-5 times. But by the 3rd time it starts to get tough. I have to keep going because stopping is not an option.

I know that if I stop, it's going to be harder to start up again and I'll be struggling more than if I just keep going. No matter how slow, just keep going!
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    So true!! emoticon Thanks for the reminder! We have to combat those negative thoughts and keep going even when it's hard! That why it's so nice to have supportive friends in this journey! emoticon
    1363 days ago
    emoticon Just take one step at a time in the right direction and NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP.
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    1367 days ago
    Believing in ourselves in half of the battle. I agree that it is so much easier to keep going than to start over again. Thanks for the reminder.
    1375 days ago
    You are so right!!
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    Lately, I have been a victim of the immutable law that I remind myself of all the time...
    A body in motion tends to stay in motion... and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. (the "resting" part has been my habit lately) emoticon
    So although I am pretty sure that Newton wasn't thinking about me exercising or not when he stated this law of nature, sometimes I feel like he wrote that one down just for ME!
    Keep up the good work and you inspired me tonight, so thanks!!
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    1375 days ago
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