Monday, July 06, 2015
A lesson I'm learning and learning and learning. Is that my mind has the capability to make or break my healthy lifestyle.
This morning I realized that I have "fat" day every time I'm supposed to go and weigh. I don't own a scale so I weigh every two weeks at a place that pays me to lose weight. HOORAY! I knew I had to weigh today, but as I was out with my friend I felt fat and frumpy and down on myself for not doing a better job of tracking my calories. I ran into another friend who mentioned how much weight I'd lost and I brushed her off stating that I was still too big.
I dragged myself to the place I weigh in and nervously stepped onto the scale. Low and behold I was down almost 6 pounds. WOW! I was shocked.
As I drove home I made the realization about my "fat" days and I was baffled that despite all the evidence I still allow my mind to sabotage my progress. I mean the scale says I'm losing weight, my fitness ability shows I'm losing weight, I'm two pant sizes down, I can pull my fat pants off without unbuttoning them. I look better in pictures, I feel better. But I still set myself up without even realizing it.
So now I have to figure out what to do about it. First of all I'll start with looking at my motivation board, then I'll try to notice and counter whenever I find that I'm sabotaging myself. Really though, I'll take any advice on what others have done to overcome their own mind games.
Thanks for reading.