Something has really stood out to me after nearly a decade of coaching people through weight loss struggles. People are waaaaayyy too hard on themselves.
They expect to plan out the perfect diet and exercise program and just go do it. And if they mess up, they wonder what’s wrong with themselves.
Cut Yourself Some Slack
Losing weight is a side effect of behavioral change – both with physical habits and mental habits (the way you think and the perspective you take).
These behaviors are skills. They can be learned. They can be improved upon. And most importantly, you aren’t going to get it perfect right from the start.
But that’s what people expect. Yet every other skill you’ve picked up over your lifetime has started off not going very well.
You fell off your bike 10 times before getting it right. You learned to read by sounding out one letter at a time.
Was it frustrating? Yes. Did you persist through that struggle? Yes. … Continue Reading