Self talk & how you think about your weight loss journey makes a huge difference to your success. I have reframed how I do this to help me feel focussed & positive. I'm 70+ lbs down, & I didn't LOSE that weight! I ddn't mislay it & I don't plan to pick it up again later. I RELEASED it, & it's gone, outa here. It hasn't got resident's rights, & it's not hanging around waiting to climb back on board!
When an injury gets in the way of your fitness program don't let frustration cause you to throw in the towel! Just because you can't do the exercises you have always done doesn't mean you can't work out. Use this as an opportunity to try something new and mix things up!
Anytime something happens that annoys or upsets you, immediately think of three good things about the person or thing causing the disruption. This will diffuse the anger and annoyance with the situation and allow you to approach it positively instead of with resentment.
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself & others. May you use the gifts that you have received, & pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, & allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise & love. It is there for each & every one of us." ~ Mother Teresa
When I Catch a glimpse of myself in the window/mirror I sayi to myself "wow, who's that sexy lady!" I do this because often I avoid mirrors and reflections of myself because I've always had poor self esteem. By forcing myself to say something positive about myself each day I am starting to think it's true (a little bit) and it also gets me more and more excited to see the final result at my goal weight if I'm looking this good now ;)
I have depression and because of that, find it very difficult to get motivated and stay positive about exercising. Almost every time I want to start exercising, I get thoughts like " what's the point?" or I just start thinking about how uncomfortable/painful it will be, which makes me not want to even try... The secret I have to share is simple: just do it! DON'T THINK ABOUT IT because you are likely to talk yourself out of it. Instead, just get up, turn on your exercise video and get to it!!
I've found that keeping a gratitude journal helps me tremendously while trying to lose weight. It forces me to put things in perspective and realize that on even the worst days, good things still creep in there to motivate us onward.
Think like a 1st Grader. They eat when they are hungry...they stop when they are full even if food is still on their plate. They get natural exercise by finding and doing activities that they like...when is the last time you played hopstotch? They listen to their heart & have an open mind...who says a rainbow can't have the color silver in it? We think too much of what others will say or think. They try new things...wear a pillowcase...and fly...and think they CAN...while we play it safe.
Since June 11th after having taken a sleep walking tumble while sleep walking, I haven't given up on weightloss. No how no way. I am still eating healthy(clean), consuming mass amounts of water, steaming loads of veggies as it's still difficult to swallow, and getting most of my protein through protein drinks. No exercise right now other than physical therapy three times a week, but hey that's exercise too!!! Anything counts~as long as one has a positive mindset~God knows, carrying us with love.
You matter! You have to keep in mind that self esteem is essential to maintaining a healthy diet. Don't beat yourself up over every little slip. You didn't gain weight in a day, so allow yourself the time to lose it. It's okay, because it all boils down to..you matter no matter what else.
When you catch yourself saying I can't exercise, or I can't pass up a chocolate doughnut, change it up to "I Won't." By saying "I won't" do something instead of "I can't" forces you to hold yourself accountable! "I can't" gives you an excuse; "I won't" says I am responsible for my own actions.
We can WANT to lose weight it all day long... we can REALLY REALLY WANT IT... other people can want it for us. We can invest in equipment, healthy food, diet supplements. We can put locks on the fridge, keep a food journal, etc... and none of it means a hill of beans until we truly DECIDE to do it
I was working on an extensive art project w/my toddler when I realized how fast the afternoon went and thought well,we've been busy.I thought of how MY HANDS were kept busy and kept my MIND off of FOOD.Maybe one will"spark" your interest to pursue...tennis,snow-ski,gar
When you've had a 'bad' day, look in the mirror, make eye contact and smile (a PROPER smile) for 10 seconds. Our brains are wired to feel good when we see someone smiling. Oh, and smiling when you're exercising helps you keep going!
I have to decide what's important and what's insignificant in my life in order to maintain mental peace. When I'm overwhelmed with life, it may take a little while, but organizing my thoughts gets me back into focus so that I can Keep Sparkin'!!!
I don't act like a heavy person trying to lose weight. I act like the weight I want to be, meaning I visualize what that person eats, how much they eat, and how they exercise. I consider the things they would or wouldn't do and act accordingly. It keeps my process forward thinking.
Do not live your life in regret. It has helped me a lot to keep the focus on the NOW and the FUTURE. I can't change the past but I can change what I am doing NOW and what I am going to do in the FUTURE.