Do you ever feel like a prisoner in your own body? It’s a weird question, but hear me out.
This weekend I was shocked when I put on these snow pants – I bought them just a year ago for the crazy weather we had in Virginia. I was shocked to see how loosely they fit on my body since I hadn’t done anything drastic to shake off those extra few pounds.
Currently, I actually average only (5) 30-minute workouts a week (Gasp!). That’s crazy for a girl that used to be in workout HELL trying to get “skinny”! I laugh now but it wasn’t funny at the time.
Instead, it was like being in prison in my own body and my own mind. That’s what setting the wrong goals for yourself can do to you – make you feel trapped, hopeless, and like you’re never going to achieve what you truly desire.
At the time, I still enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine a week. I’m not scared of an indulgence or two – and you shouldn’t be either.
However, when I was ready to, um, pull up my big girl snow pants, so to speak, I knew I had to continue to make small little changes that didn’t overwhelm me, including releasing a few of those indulgences.
I made sure that these were changes I knew I could maintain since making little tweaks would definitely add up to maintaining a physique that supported the crazy loose pants you see in this picture…NUTS!!!
To put this in other words, the right changes have the potential to unlock your prison door, whereas trying to make too many big alterations will feel like you’re stuck, unable to move away from a concept like “getting skinny.”
Now, if you have you ever made too many changes it probably put you in a bad mood. You might have felt tortured, and then like a total failure when you couldn’t maintain it. Ok, at least if you’re like me, you’ve felt exactly like all those things.
AND IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE.
If you don’t feel like you have the strength or you don’t know where to start…grab my hand…shoot me a message or just get in touch. We can conquer your cravings together, one little step at a time.