by Coach Sabrina Williams
Embrace the power of positive thinking!
I hear it all the time: "I got on the scale and it hasn’t changed!” or, "I got on the scale and it’s up 3lbs!" or, "I’ve been keto for 30 days and only lost 2lbs."
If this sounds like you, it is time to cut the mental fat, so you can cut your body fat.
How you see yourself determines your actions. If we see ourselves as failures, we will fail. However, if we see ourselves succeeding, then we WILL succeed.
Negative thoughts can lead you down the never ending rabbit whole of negativity. What is your internal dialogue when you look in a mirror? If your thoughts about yourself are bad or degrading, saying or thinking things to yourself like, "I will always be fat," and, "I hate doing exercise," then say out loud, "STOP IT!" This action breaks your train of thought. Now we have room to let in some positivity.
The power is in positive thinking. Positive self talk allows you to take on a healthier lifestyle. Telling yourself things like, "I will meet my step goal for the day," or, "Today I will make the best choices for my health," keeps your brain in the game which goes a long way to helping you stay the course.
Don't expect this to change your life immediately, but with time and practice it will! Remember: We didn’t form our bad habits or gain our weight overnight. It is unrealistic to think we are going to fix everything in a day, or even month. Be kind to yourself and focus on what is attainable. Make an effort to change your thoughts. With practice, it will change your life!