You’ve been trying to lose weight for years. You had some success, then you hit a roadblock. This happens over and over again. So, what’s the biggest thing in the way of your continued success toward your weight loss goal? Sure, eating habits play a big role. Getting enough exercise and sleep also contribute. But there’s one thing that many people don’t consider when they are embarking on a goal to lose weight.
Let’s talk about mindset!
Our brain has a knack for setting us up for failure or success. If we have the wrong mindset, we could be sabotaging ourselves toward our goals without even knowing it. There could be deep-seeded beliefs or feelings that take over subconsciously, and the next thing you know the number on the scale hasn’t changed at all (or worse, it has gone up!)
Here are three mindset shifts that can help you break through your weight loss goals:
Believe it is possible. Believing something is possible is the first step in achieving something. If you don’t think you can do it, you won’t be able to.
Believe it will be okay. Change can be daunting. Maybe we think our loved ones will be jealous if we lose weight (when they could lose some too). Or we might attract attention we don’t want if we weight less. Or we don’t know what we would wear. Know that you will STILL be able to handle any challenges that come your way, and trust that the benefits of losing weight will outweigh any of your concerns.
Know that what you weigh is not your identity. Some people see themselves only as overweight, or it’s just part of their identity. You are you, no matter what your size.
Take a few minutes today to consider where your mindset might be holding you back toward your goals. Could one of these mindset shifts help?
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