It’s time for Trick #3 of the 5 Tricks to keeping the weight off for good! This trick is all about how to get through those rough patches when you can’t seem to stop your self sabotage roll. First thing to remember is that we all have choices. If you make a crappy one, OWN it and then move on. Feeling guilty and bad about yourself usually only leads to more poor choices.
Trick#3 picks up where Trick#2 left off with emotional eating. We’re taking it one step further and dealing with exercise and all other aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle.
There are 3 things to remember when you find that you have fallen off your wagon. These apply whether you skipped your fitness class, didn’t get enough sleep, took on a project that you know you shouldn’t have that left you all stressed out, or ate the cake at the party.
1- You are human, and it’s not the end of the world. You made a poor choice, what choice can you make to move you forward from where you are now in a positive direction?
2- Be as matter of fact with yourself as possible. Beating yourself up and reacting emotionally does nothing to move you forward in a positive and healthy way. If you can’t stop berating yourself, just take a step back and watch yourself from an outside perspective. (read “The Power of Now” by Eckhardt Tolle) Let the emotions be what they are and then let them pass. Next, decide how to move forward in a healthy way that you can be proud of.
3- And if you think you can’t do it- think again. There’s no reason why you can’t and no one is stopping you but YOU!!
In the end, the goal is to shift your trend, so that healthy living becomes your norm instead of your exception. And when the exception happens, you accept it and get right back on your wagon!
So, for today, what choice can you make to move yourself forward in a way that makes you feel good about yourself.
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