We all want to lose weight, maintain weight or get healthier and it’s often a top priority as a New Year begins. But there tends to be a defining moment that makes you decide to act, and those reasons are personal to each and every one of us. At the beginning you have a strong and powerful drive and you begin your transformation full of resolve and vigour, and actually it’s really easy to make those healthier choices! You feel better, are more active and friends begin to notice.
But over time the drive starts to diminish, the cravings and unhealthy behaviours creep in and before you know it you’re back where you began.
The thoughts start to creep in, it’s not fair, why can’t I eat what I want? And the honest answer is… You Can, You Did, but You didn’t like how You felt, and that was why You decided NO MORE!
There will always be decisions and choices in life, you might not like them, but you do make them every single day. When you fixate on food because you are trying to lose weight, the danger is it takes over your life, and obviously the more you think about something the more obsessive it can become.
Whatever the reason you decided to begin should be the biggest motivator there is to keep going and reach your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Deciding you want to become healthier is Your choice, it’s a not punishment and thinking about your journey in a more positive way will banish those negative ‘ it’s not fair’s!’
At our meetings we focus on thinking differently, learning new skills and strategies that give you the tools to build your healthy future for a lifetime.
All of the behaviours we have now have been acquired throughout our lifetime, it’s inevitable they will take time to re-structure by trial and error. The most important thing to keep in the forefront of your mind is WHY you began and WHY it was so important to you.
Life will always throw you challenges and hurdles but remember that with help, support, strategies and motivation you Will succeed.
As you focus on just making healthier choices/compromises and not following a rigid diet it becomes easier to recover your healthy eating routine without feeling you have ‘blown it’.
It mattered enough to begin your journey, it should matter enough to continue it.