It's not who you are that holds you back,
it's who you think you're not.
I saw this quote a few weeks ago and it resonated with me big time. I have spent years wanting to lose weight and be thin, but constantly sabotaging my efforts time after time. I did it yesterday. Ugh. I say I want to lose weight, I say I'm going to finally do it this time, I say I'm going to exercise, I say I'm going to eat right, I say I'm not going to let anything stop me. And then I do. A bad day at work. Eating out with friends. Weather looks overcast. Any number of things stop me from doing what I say I'm going to.
This quote made me realize it's not just who I am, it's that I don't think of myself as the thin, active person I keep saying I want to be. I think of myself as the person who is 75 pounds overweight who walked out of college in 1998. I don't think of myself as active, even though I run, bike, take fencing lessons, and work with a trainer. It's really a mindset and I have the wrong one.
This is how I want to see myself in the end.
Yea, I know it's a trick of the glass, but this is what I want to look like when I hit my goal weight. that's hubby next to me. :-)
So, what I need to start doing is thinking like the person I want to be and not the person I have been. It's going to take some time, but I think a new mindset is what I need. I need think react to stimuli the way I would when I am at my goal weight, not respond to stimuli the way I do now. This is going to be a major mental hurdle and I don't think I'm going to get it right straight away, but I think it will get me to my goal. The more you practice something, the better you get. Here's to keeping my goal forefront in mind.