I am a very impatient person. Anyone that knows me knows this. Sometimes this is a good thing! I get things done, I make things happen, nothing is too hard and I ‘get ‘er done’ pronto! The negative part of this type of personality is that I ‘want what I want when I want it.’
Over the last year, I have lost almost 50 lbs (48 and counting), and though I am SO happy with the weight loss (thank you Keto!!) and I have never felt better in my entire life, you know what I do? I look at myself and get upset with the flab under my upper arms, or the dimples in my thighs or the stretch marks on my tummy from having babies. Instead of being ecstatic with how much weight I’ve lost, how nice it is to feel great in my own skin, how much better my clothes look on me, how much energy I have, etc., I had been picking myself apart, looking at all the areas that are not ‘perfect.’
Do you do that?
I think we all tend to do that somewhat. I had to have a really motivational talk with myself. I literally did this while looking at myself in the mirror. I decided that I am not doing this any longer. I would never think or say these things about another person and yet I did this to myself. We need to be kind to ourselves and pat ourselves on the back for anything we do to try to improve our health. No one is perfect, and why would we want to be, anyway? We are all unique in our own way, and the beauty shines from within when we are feeling great!
If there are things you are not happy with, decide if there is something you can actually do about it (in my case I did step up my upper arm exercises)… take action if there is something that can help improve the area you are not totally happy with. Love the person you are now, no matter where you are in your health journey.
Now I look at myself in the mirror and say ‘dang girl, you look hot!’
Hey, why not right?
Sometimes, though, we can't find that inner voice. The psychology of weight loss is vast, and even now, something we don't know everything about. If you're having a hard time finding your inner cheerleader, don't worry! I've got a group full of outer cheerleaders that can help you see your beauty, no matter where you are on your health journey. Even on the days when you can't see it yourself. Join us and let us carry the cheerleading load for a bit!
You got this!
Leta ~ Intentionally Bare
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