Do you struggle with wanting to set a weight loss goal but you find you’re not ready to follow through with it?
Be compassionate with yourself and let go of any “should’ve, could’ve, would’ve”thoughts as you go through your day today. Your journey to FREEDOM starts with self-forgiveness then moves to acceptance.That in itself is a great gift to yourself today. Accept that this is where you are in your journey, the progress you have accomplished and the work left to be done. This stops the tug-of-war inside.
With excitement and newness of stepping into more awareness of your weight problem, it can be easy to fall into harsh expectations “This time I am going to: start my weight loss off with no sweets for 30-days, go from walking 2,000 steps a day to walking 10,000 steps a day all at one time, start that new 700 calories a day diet…” Harsh expectations are based on a diet mentality, which we are going to be working on getting rid of.
When you start the weight-loss process with harsh expectations to follow, it can set yourself up to fail before you even start. So, as you set your intentions, check in with your emotions.
How does the expectation feel?
Does it feel harsh, strict or does your body feel tense?
Or maybe you feel overly excited and at the same time feel a sense of pressure?
This might be because you are in a false high. A false high comes from the thinking or promise, that a diet will fix your weight problem. It will fix it by doing it all at once, in a harsh way and that it will fix your weight problem FAST! It might
sound something like this:
“I just need to drink those weight-loss shakes and exercise really hard for three weeks to get a ‘jump start’.Then once I see weight loss I will be more motivated to keep going. I just need to force myself do it!”
The truth is a harsh expectation or a false high diet promise will not solve your weight problem when emotional eating is causing the weight problem to begin with.
So, what will?
If you feel lighter, excited and finding yourself taking action steps towards your
weight-loss goal you are on the right track! Intentions like thinking about when
you will start, considering how you will take small steps at a time, and what is
going to be best for you. This is how you want to feel. Like it is something you
can do until you are 70 years-old or older! Make your intention one that feels
like a breath of fresh air and light in your heart, not feeling like it is choking
you or leaving you wondering how you are going to muster up the willpower and energy to accomplish it.
Your intention over the next few weeks could be to simply read these Daily Boosts
every day and ponder the information and questions in each.
Your intention could be that by being committed to just reading and pondering these
Daily Boosts that you will be inspired to change by day 30, or sooner.
If you are not sure what you would like your intention to be, here are a few questions
below to help you get the ball rolling. You don’t have to get it all figured out
Start thinking about
- What would you like to change?
- Why do you want to make this change?
- What gets in the way of you achieving the results you want?
Start a Daily Boost journal to help you create your answers and write down anything
that inspires you!
“I accept where I am currently in my journey my size _____, my ______ pounds and
where I am emotionally. Today, I consider what I will do as my weight loss solution
from a place of love and compassion for where I am now. I know falling into the
diet surfing and looking for a new diet to ‘fix’ me will not solve my weight problem.
I am making my intention filled with love and compassion for myself and I am grateful for the body I have. I am setting my intention around my weight loss journey, one that is associated with emotional freedom. There is more to life than losing weight and I am ready to experience it!”
Make it a Blissfully Healthy Day!
With Love Always,