7 Things to Leave Behind in 201513 January, 2016
Happy New Year!
2016 is your year of confidence, action and resolve and to shine so that you can live your best life.
So I wanted to share with you today, in the midst of a time of goal setting and new years resolutions, 7 things that you should consider being free of in 2016!
Here they are…
Guilt exists in our lives in so many different ways, I am not exempt from it, I too feel it.
It is an emotion that frustrates me and I have definitely left it behind in 2015 and so should you.
Guilt around what you ate, what you didn’t eat, how much you exercise or how little.
It can then even be feeling guilt about getting great results!
Instead, own your choices and be happy with them. Every time you are about to eat something you think is a poor choice, make a decision. If you decide to eat it,own it and be happy with it and if you know you are not going to be happy, do not eat it.
Easier said then done with cravings, eating unconsciously or eating for comfort, so you will need to use some form of distraction in that moment (that is another topic for another day, but I can help you with this, just call me!).
2. Dieting mentality and diet rules
If this is the only thing you let go, you will have an awesome 2016! There are so many confusing rules, let them all go!
Firstly, let’s define a ‘diet’… anything that you go on for a period of time to lose weight that is different to what you are doing, that you will eventually get off and return back to your old ways.
This has to STOP. So any new ‘diet’ you may be intersted in this year, before you get started ask yourself, are you going to live this way forever? If not, don’t do it!
Instead, commit to learning a new way of eating, exercising and new lifestyle habits that can become your new way of being.
This is what I am so passionate about teaching in 2016!
Yes it will take longer, yes you will feel challenged. But I am telling you, once you commit to the changes, there is no going back.
After losing weight in the past, and putting it back on, you may feel incredible shame and are avoiding the gym or getting started because you are embarrassed.
Or it may be that you feel shame because you have shown your family many times in the past that you have tried to lose weight and failed and you are embarrassed to get started on something new again.
This shame (for lack of better words) is absolute BS! You really need to let this go, you cannot waste feeling overweight, tired and missing out on life because of shame!
Instead: kick the shame and just GET STARTED. Don’t even tell anyone you are doing it! Get some help (start on our 14 Day Kickstart, join our Ultimate 21 Day Challenge) or just call us!
Or go to your local gym, or start walking and eating better. Whatever, just do something TODAY!
4. Being Comfortable
It is easier to stay in what we know, what we do and what keeps us in our comfort zone. This is definitely one to leave in 2015! A fear of being uncomfortable and trying new things can keep you stuck in a body and life you do not want.
Instead understand it will be a little uncomfortable, there will be change, it will different and in the end it will feel better than you could ever imagine!
It is okay to feel a little discomfort in your muscles in the beginning, it will pass. Yes there will be foods that will be new and you may not like to start with, your body will adapt and assume the new flavours.
When you embrace a little dis-comfort and see that you are ok, then there will be no limit to the changes in all areas of your life you are prepared to make! Jump on in!
5. A need for a quick fix.
There is no quick fix! Let’s just get that out there, but I know you are very clever and know that already, but it is amazing how we can convince ourselves that it may just work. Think about how many years people spend in quick fixes, not so quick after all!
Instead embrace learning, practice and mastery. Any new skill that you have learnt at school or for work takes time to learn through repetition. Know that weight loss is about new habits and choices and you will need to practice, practice, practice.
6. Negative Self Talk
Nothing has a greater impact on your actions than your self talk. If you are telling yourself it is never going to happen, you will always make choices to keep you where you are, you ultimately manifest ‘never going to happen’
Instead replace the self talk with I am committing to change and I know I can do it attitude.
7. The feeling that nothing works.
This especially creeps in if you have tried lots of things in the past to lose weight and get fit. Whether you have tried and failed many times before, there is something that works and in fact it is pretty simple when you understand it differently. We use the formula every day with our clients to help them reach their goals and you can too!
Instead, embrace that you just need approach the whole topic of weight loss and know with 100% confidence that you can do it!
Of course you cannot control these emotions from popping up, but having an awareness to recognise them and having some tools to let go of them is your key to success this year.
I hope some of these points resonated and really hit home for you.
Have a magnificent 2016!