Two weeks ago I stepped on the scale and realized I weight almost a thousand pounds. Yes, I admit that is an exaggeration but since the number on the scale was higher than I have seen it (other than when I was pregnant) since I originally lost all my weight all those years ago, I was freaked out.
The good news is that I am a goal-oriented person and I immediately set a goal to take control of my eating, add some extra cardio and weight sessions and lose the weight. And I have done just that. I have stayed consistent with my eating, cutting out the trigger foods that cause me to over eat and have really not eaten anything that was not just plain nutritious.
But even though I implemented these new habits, I beat myself up for several more days. Each morning when I woke up I would be reminded of how much weight I had gained. Every time I put on my clothes or took them off to take a shower I would notice the weight and give myself a hard time for it.
As a fitness writer and someone who is constantly encouraging others to be nice to themselves I am lucky because I recognize this behavior in myself. It might take a couple of days but I do recognize it and I can work hard on stopping it. So, that is what I have done. I have nipped that negativity in the bud.
As a reward from the fairies of weight loss I stepped on the scale this week, a week and a half after my initial weigh-in, I have lost a little more than two pounds. That doesn’t make me skinny, it doesn’t even come close to hitting my target goal but that is okay. I am working on it and in a couple of months I will have dropped that weight. I just keep reminding myself that I did not put it on over night and it won’t be leaving over night either.
Have you been nice to yourself this week? Have you worked on quieting the voices that cause you harm?
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