Do you ever feel as though you’re just never quite ‘there’? That no matter what you do you just can’t shed that last layer of belly fat, or tone up your legs in quite the way you’d like? I’ll bet you’ve beat yourself up more than once on the topic of trying harder. Putting more in.
It’s easy to tell yourself how much you should be doing on the path to fitness and weight loss success, but there’s one rather large problem with that -it’s a pretty negative pattern of thinking, isn’t it? The more you think about all that you could have done or all that you should be doing, the more overwhelmed you become. Often to the point where you’re truly disheartened and start to wonder whether any of your efforts are even worth it.
But if you stop and think about it, you’re already ahead of the curve. How many people out there do you think even care about their health and well-being enough to invest time into even reading a blog like this one? Just being here shows that you care about your body.
And I’d be willing to bet that the efforts you’ve put in so far this year reflect that – more than just a little.
Here’s a task that will truly rejuvenate your weight loss motivation:
Grab a piece of paper and a pen and spend 10 minutes writing a list of everything you’ve done this year that relates to your health and your weight. Include the big things, such as starting a new form of exercise, increasing your workout regularity, or cooking at home more often, but also include the small things. The times you resisted that cookie, or chose the meat and veg over the pizza. Don’t hold anything back. You can even write down the new information you’ve learned through this blog or from other sources, particularly if it’s something that’s changed your mindset and therefore your approach.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you look at just how far you’ve come. And isn’t it amazing how uplifting it can be to invest time into reviewing your own achievements? Don’t be afraid to give yourself a mental pat on the back at this point. And next time you feel the guilt of the ‘shoulds’, pull out that list and remind yourself of just how far ahead of the curve you really are. It’s a much better way to motivate yourself off that chair and into your next workout. Isn’t it?
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