SELF TALK TUESDAY, June 9th
I know we have all been guilty on some level of negative self talk. Even though we don’t always realize it, we may be hindering our own weight loss efforts. I did a blog about this a month or so ago and have really been trying to flip the switch. It is hard not to look at myself and think I wish my stomach didn’t look so big or my thighs are huge or if my thighs weren’t so fat I wouldn’t get rashes there (are you sensing a trend?). It isn’t always easy to change the way we think or to stop being judgmental about our own bodies or even others. I have really been trying to work on the way I think about myself and really not trying to pass judgment on others because I haven’t walked a mile in their shoes. Honestly, can you tell me that you don’t look at people differently based on how they are dressed or how they look? I know that I have and I’m trying to work on that. If you have been through this, how did you handle it? Honestly, until I started reading a book awhile back I didn’t realize how much I actually did the negative self talk.
Now, I’m going to give myself a pep talk so if you don’t want to read my comments, which I assure you is going to be in my best “cheerleader voice” in my head, please just stop now.
STOP LOOKING BEHIND! There is nothing there. Yes, there has been success and there has been failure in the past, but you can’t move forward and get where you need to be if you keep looking behind. Focus on eating better and getting some walks in or ride your bike…the weight loss will come. You have to take care of yourself because you can’t be any good to anyone else if you don’t. YOU CAN DO THIS! One step at a time.