This is perhaps one of the trickiest topics in my world. Self -perception is usually a COMPLETE DISASTER. We (yes, myself included) are a wild mess when it comes to how we feel we look. But by taking some simple steps, you can be on your way to looking better by THINKING better.
Here’s how you do it.
Decide what you want to do. Is there anything going on in your diet that you just don’t want to eat anymore? What about your workouts? Sit down, make a conscious decision and be very CLEAR about what you want and don’t want in your life anymore.
Immediately after deciding what you want, it’s time to plan. Look at your calendar and make it happen. No additional thoughts. Schedule your workouts. Make a grocery list. Go for a walk. Don’t wait. You have to DIVE IN.
So you’ve decided to ditch chocolate, because you feel it is sabotaging your body, therefore sabotaging the way you feel about yourself and ultimately your life. I get it. This is about the amount of self-control you believe you have. I also have these problems with myself when it come to my body. The DIFFERENCE is that after years of making room for the things I want in my life, so that there is less room for the things I don’t want, I now know I have self-control. It’s like developing any other muscle. Once you know learn how to build that muscle, you know what to do.
One way is to cut out what you don’t need, cold turkey. Do it for six weeks. End of story!
Cut it out. Choose a start and end date and commit to not eating that specific item that you feel is sabotaging you for just 42 days. It won’t kill you. And once you practice, you are likely to never go back. Ultimately, more than anything, you will prove to yourself that you are the boss.
For me, after teaching myself this process, I know I can cut anything out for a bit when I have to. Have I always been successful for the entire six weeks? Nope! But I made it most of the time. AND it got easier each time I tried.
The whole point is to refine and develop your relationship with self-control. Are you willing to try?