This weight loss journey is just as much mental as it is physical. How many times have you heard someone say or you’ve said yourself, “If I only could lose weight” or “My life would be easier if I was thinner.” New Flash! Folks it’s only going to get harder once you lose that weight. You think people are teasing you now; wait until you have loss a considerable amount of weight. Then you will hear, “Why you losing all that weight?” “You think you better than everyone since you lost weight?” How about, “I liked you better when you were fat!” So what your point Martinus? My point is losing weight is not the end all be all. If you got plastic surgery or took a pill to make you at a healthy weight overnight and not change you thinking, I guarantee you will be back where you started.
Lately I’ve been brainstorming some ways to help change my thinking/mindset while I’m changing my body. I thought bi-weekly affirmations would do the job; they are short, sweet, and straight to the point. If done right and on a consistent basis, affirmations really could cultivate change in your thinking/mindset. So here’s how it’s going to work; every other Monday I will post 5-7 affirmations. These affirmations are to be said to yourself ATLEAST THREE times a day, but you could say them more than that if you want or need to and ATLEAST ONE of those times should be in the mirror and out loud. I will be doing mine in the morning the second I wake up, during lunch time, and before I go to sleep. They key to affirmations to be bold, confident, and believe what you saying is true and your mind will do the rest.
So without further ado, here are the affirmations for the next two weeks:
- I forgive myself for all of my past mistakes.
- I strive to improve myself and the people around me.
- I achieve my weight loss and fitness goals.
- I think before I eat.
- I am motivated by both my successes and failures.
Still not motivated? Well check out my first YouTube video and see if that helps. Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.
Now it’s your turn…What you do think of bi-weekly affirmations? What are ways that have helped you changed your thinking/mindset?
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