Being a Friend to Myself
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I have put on 5 pounds and am now 8 pounds way from goal. I know I’m not working hard enough and it’s showing on the scale (and yesterday, in how my pants fit). I lost 50 pounds with very few struggles with motivation. Now, I can’t seem to stop struggling with motivation. I don’t feel good physically or mentally. (Seriously, I haven’t had clothes in my closet be too tight in 18 months. It’s not a good feeling). I want to get it together and I just can’t.
And I found an article here on SP about motivation and it asked a question (well it asked lots of questions but I’m going to answer this one): If someone came to me asking for advice about how to deal with this problem, what would I say to them? Would I tell them it’s a lost cause?
Of course not. So why do we say nice things to others and not ourselves? I don’t know. But I’m going to break the cycle and I’m going to say all those nice things to ME.
Way to be your own worst enemy, Martha. This is hardly a lost cause. Game plan: focus on what I do right instead of what I do wrong. Every little bit counts and something is always better than nothing. Try taking those most basic baby steps again – did I drink all my water, get all my freggies, and 8 hours of sleep? And be kind to myself! Everything else will follow.
Interestingly enough, that really did make me feel better.