Why is weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight an internal battle? This is the time of year when many fall off their New Year’s resolution to get in shape despite their best intentions. It is important to understand that an outer transformation requires an equal inner transformation. Here are a few tips to transform yourself from the inside out:
Develop a positive inner dialogue
The way you talk to yourself has a tremendous impact on your drive to get fit. Say you are overweight and having the body you want seems impossible. You instantly talk yourself out of even going for it by thinking you can’t achieve it so why bother. The truth is, the only limitation you have is self imposed.
Be wary of your inner critic, the little voice in your head that tells you, you can’t, you’ll never, you’re not strong enough, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not good enough etc. The only danger in having these thoughts is you believing them. When you have them, instantly discount them as lies. Because that is exactly what they are, lies. Fill your inner dialogue with positive, affirming messages such as: I can, I will, I chose to, I am willing to, I am always greater than I think. Pay attention to how you feel about what you tell yourself. You can feel the difference between I have to verses I