Do you look for diets with loads of rules and workouts that promise to whip you into shape? I know I used to. Every Sunday I was all about searching for what would fix me, finally fix me.
You probably find diets you don’t want to do, full of restrictions, promises, and exercise torture. That’s what the diet industry tells you day in and day out. You need to ONLY eat these things or ONLY do this if you want to achieve your dreams.
That was me. Always looking at things I could do that would somehow fix my life one salad at a time.
With 100 pounds to lose I just figured the only people who lost weight were the ones who did strict diets, hard workouts, and never made a mistake.
Like you I thought, “That’s good for you but how can that work for me? I always screw up!”
I know. Since the age of 12, I believed I was never going to lose my weight. I could start off with a bang and the first diet mistake would take me back to square one. Every single time.
No one was telling me that the key to losing weight was to start and end each day being better than yesterday. No one said LEARN from the mistakes – instead I shamed myself for them.
What worked for me and I know will work for you is simple:
Learn how to make mistakes without throwing in the towel.
Learn how to make changes slowly so you can build MOMENTUM.
Learn how to eat when you are really hungry and not just emotionally hungry.
Learn how to exercise in a way I like versus what was a punishment for being fat.
The bottom line is you want to feel good. You want food to have no control over you. You want to no longer feel like all you do is think about food and how to lose weight.
John Maxwell talks about being defined by the five things you do most each day. I think we should look at the five things we THINK about, too.
I was obsessed with what I have would have for lunch and dinner, what I wasn’t able to wear, why I wasn’t able to stick to my diets, and how unmotivated I was.
The path to thinking better and feeling better was going to be carved out with knowing I WAS ENOUGH. Anything I chose to do better today than yesterday was always enough. And anything I screwed up was my OPPORTUNITY to make tomorrow better.
This is what I teach my PNPTribe. You don’t need a meal plan. Trust me. YOU DON’T need a meal plan. What’s the point? The issue isn’t the meal plan. Somebody has to teach you how to FOLLOW a meal plan and how to get back to it when you screw it up.
I coach a lot of women and I can promise you that most of you will lose weight the day you know how to fall off your diet and recover quickly.