Thursday, January 15, 2015

Don't QUIT

This post was inspired by my weigh in group (me and four women email each other every Friday to update on our goals, weight loss progress, and give support).

I debated about making this a post or just emailing my group about this topic, but I thought it was a great topic to share.

Many women in my group make comments like, "If it wasn't for this group, I would've gained thirty pounds by now" or "If it wasn't for this group I would've quit a long time ago."

These comments always bug me but I never say anything.  They sound positive but I don't think they are.  I think they are negative on yourself.

YOU made the decision to lose weight.  YOU made your list of goals.  YOU made a plan for yourself based on your specific health status.  YOU.

Yes you talk to others to help you stay on track and to give support.  That's wonderful!  It's a positive step in keeping your goals.  However, we're not standing over your shoulder every second of the day.
Ok, so you had a donut today.  Or you decided to have that second helping of pasta instead of a second helping of vegetables.  That's ok.  YOU made the decision to make healthier options.  YOU made the decision to workout.  YOU made the decision.

Give yourself a lot more credit.  Give yourself a pat on the back.  Why?  Because YOU did it.  No one else.  We are supporting YOU.  YOU do the work.  Not us.

YOU are amazing!  YOU deserve to give yourself the credit.  Be proud of yourself.

I don't believe anyone deserves a life where you feel guilty for eating a cupcake or having that extra glass of wine.  Do an extra workout the next day or eat a salad for lunch instead of that sandwich.  It's all about balance.  Feeling guilty and being negative towards yourself isn't going to help you reach your goals.  KINDNESS will.  Be kind to yourself.  Be forgiving.  Love yourself.  Thank yourself.  Be grateful for being YOU.

"Keep Moving Forward"

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