I’ve been talking to my mom about this for a few days and I realized it changes our mind set so much when we change our perspective from what is happening to us versus what we are doing to ourselves.
We tend to harp on a lot of things in our life that stink, our finances, our job, our relationships, our weight.
“I would love to do xyz but I’m too old for that”
“I would love to lose the weight but I don’t have the time, or this is just how I am, my metabolism sucks”
“I would love to get a new job but I’ve been at mine so long I can’t start over”
“I hate the snow, every winter I get so depressed but this is unfortunately the miserable climate I was put into”
All of these situations are within our control but for some reason we like to pretend that we have nothing to do with them.
Are any of them easy fixes?
But they’re changeable.
Let’s be honest age is a frame of mind, you’re only going to be able to do what your mind tells you that you can do.
I do this ALL the time.
I want to lose weight……..but Cheetohs…..
Guys! Cheetohs are a real struggle!
That being said I’m not an idiot I know eating a family size bag of Cheetohs isn’t going to help aid in my weight loss unless doing so ends up in a diuretic type of GI response which to be honest might happen.
My lack of weight loss is 100% on me and my choices, but do I admit that to myself most of the time? Of course not.
It’s my body type I’m just curvy by nature.
To be honest somewhat true, but does “it being my body type” mean that I can’t get healthy? I can’t work out and eat healthy?
Of course not.
We self sabotage before we even have a chance. Which is awful and I hate it.
At some point we were told that we weren’t good enough for abc and we accepted that.
Someone told me that I was fat and I will always be fat, so my goals are immediately deflated by that thought even if I don’t realize it.
Why workout and eat healthy you’re always going to be fat?
Why put forth any effort you’re never going to be good enough?
You won’t look like that person.
Do you think if someone told you that you were stupid because of these reasons and you began to believe you were in fact stupid that you would ever end up in medical school?
Probably not because even if that were your dream you would see it, think that you would never be able to do it and then you wouldn’t make it happen.
I just want you to know.
You are good enough.
You can achieve all of your goals.
You are worthy of those achievements.
Don’t let anyone tell you what your limits are.
Side note if you sang that quote above, we’re now best friends please react accordingly!