Do you find your attitude during your weight loss to a bit of a roller coaster?
Are you good when you’re eating healthy and working out, but bad when you’ve slipped, binged or neglected your health?
We’ve all been there. Losing weight is a challenge and requires a long term commitment and a lot of patience.In order to be successful, you need to change your attitude for weight loss.
Focus on the positive.
You are the only one in charge of your thoughts and attitude. The constant negative thoughts and words start to become a habit. Pay attention to what you think and say to yourself or about yourself.
Every time you have a negative thought or attitude, stop and remind yourself that all big things take time.
Remind yourself how far you’ve come and focus on the ultimate goal. Most important – stop beating yourself up.
Remember this is not a quick fix.
This is a life-long commitment. A marriage between you and your health. So unless you’re ready to divorce the health and weight loss effort altogether, learn to love who you two are together.
As with any marriage, there will be days that are great, and days that you want to run away to Rio.
Learn to embrace this relationship, even though it’s not perfect.
Work out issues as you go along, and forgive the occasional cheat.
We often seem to be berating ourself for bad behavior, but quite often forget to reward ourselves for the small “wins” that happen with weight loss. I’m not talking just the numbers on the scale, but the efforts and actions that go into each day of your new healthy lifestyle.
Did your day consist of eating healthy and a 3 mile walk? Acknowledge that with yourself and with others.
Flying solo is lonely.
Find others that will help lift you up and keep you positive. By joining our weight loss group, our members enjoy access to a private Members Facebook page. This private page is an amazing support system for our members. I love seeing the way people post about their “sucesses” and how supportive all the other members are with their comments on that post. We should do that everyday.
Be proud of your accomplishments with more positive self-talk. This will lead to behaviors that reflect those actions. Over time, you will begin to notice that you want to repeat those behaviors in order to get that good feeling.
You are the guide to your thoughts and behaviors.
Take responsibility not only for your physical actions of eating healthy and exercising, but the mental actions of having positive thoughts and attitude.
Not only will you become a happier person, you will find it easier it to lose weight and keep it off.
Aren’t you worth it?