You have hopeful weight loss intentions, but you fizzle out after a week or two.
You tell yourself you want to change your habits, but you never actually take any action.
You desperately want to make a change to lose weight, but nothing sticks.
And after each failed attempt, you get down on yourself.
Does this sound familiar?
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you (it’s true); you’re just trying to change the wrong way.
And the wrong way leaves you feeling helpless, out of control, and bad.
Here are the 3 reasons why you may be still struggling.
1) You’re not doing the inner work consistenly
The most common weight loss mistake is trying to lose weight by ONLY changing what you eat. Don’t get me wrong, changing what (and how) you eat is a crucial part of weight loss and healthy living, but you also you need to change how you think.
You need to deal with the voice (the hurtful and critical and annoying voice) inside your head.
The voice that constantly criticizes, compares, and judges yourself and others.
The voice that tells you you’re not good enough, not smart enough, or not strong enough to succeed.
Changing your diet without also changing your thoughts and beliefs is a huge (HUGE) weight loss mistake.
2) You’re not on the same team with your body
You are constantly working against your body and not listening to it. When it sends you messages, you blow past them. When you it gives you signs, you ignore them. Believe me, I have been here, too.
3) You don’t have the type of support you need.
Depending on your personality and human nature, you may need or want more support than your friend. It may feel empowering to have a person walking through this journey with you and guiding you. Often times, we can’t even hear our inner voice and it’s not until we get support that we can make major changes.
Plus, who likes to do things alone? The people that we choose to support and guide us are one of the biggest factors that influence not just our success, but also our happiness.
The good news is, you can lose the weight, get the energy and feel amazing in your body.
You can get the habits in place that make taking care of yourself feel good and natural.
You can be free from the negative self talk and you can be confident and less stressed!
Credit: Ali Hively; Fitness instructor here at The Wembley Club, and owner/founder of Kijia Living!
Katie’s parents live in Ohio, she lives in the moment. Passionate about tennis and a few other sports. She is most probably playing tennis, tweeting or eating right now. Go Cavs!