Listen for negatives and make them positives.
You are the biggest enemy you have in the fitbattle. Listen for times when you are talking yourself out of fighting a good fight.
You can do this. You deserve it. You are worthy of the effort. Yes it does matter. Think about it…imagine how great it will feel to have more energy, feel better, and lose a few pounds (or a few more pounds).
I know that the person I see in the mirror is not the same person my friends and family see. I’m not sure why this is but we are our worst critics. Recently someone told me that I was attractive. Let me tell you “attractive” is the last word I would use to describe myself. This got me thinking about one of our most basics flaws. It’s not a physical flaw it’s an emotional and possibly a psychological flaw. We only see what we do not like about ourselves.
I stood in the mirror for quite some time searching for “attractive” features trying to understand and see what this person sees in me. If pressed I can come up with a few features that others might find attractive but those few features do not add up to a whole “attractive” person…at least not to me or should I say not me.
“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” ~ Alan Cohen
What’s the lesson in this? You are a beautiful person even if you cannot see it! Every time you hear yourself criticizing the amazing and beautiful you, stop yourself and say the opposite of what’s running through your mind.
If you hear: “I am ugly” say “I am beautiful”. “I am fat” say “I am fit”. “I hate my nose” say “I have beautiful facial features”.
Fight to free the skinny, healthy, happy, youthful person inside of you by conquering your negative self-talk.
Your fitbattle is well underway… go forth and be victorious! Kathi