YES! I lost 3 lbs! YES... ANOTHER 5LBS! HECK YEAH! I LOST ANOTHER 4LBS!
WHAT THE HECK WHY DID I EAT THAT PIZZA?!
And with that, all your hard work literally goes down the drain... just because of one medium sized pizza with extra cheese and maybe some pepperoni. Does any of this sound slightly familiar? You can insert the pizza with any type of food you'd like but it's usually something that you've deprived your body of for weeks.
So, the question you then ask is, "Why do I keep falling off the wagon?"
Great question! I am here to tell you that it is because you believe there is a wagon. The magical wagon where, when you're on it, you do everything perfectly from counting calories, to eliminating carbs, to getting that extra hour of cardio in daily. We might as well call it the "perfect wagon."
Here is the thing... perfection doesn't exist when it comes to getting healthy and when you expect that from yourself, it's like you're setting yourself up for failure because we know that life simply just happens.
So, now, you might be asking, "How the heck am I suppose to lose weight, get healthy, and feel amazing if I don't follow a plan perfectly?"
Another great question! Here are a few things to realize and embrace:
This is a lifestyle change and journey in life that takes time.
You cannot eliminate old habits that aren't in alignment with your new goals over night.
Just because you've "fallen off the wagon" doesn't mean you're starting from square one. It just means life is about to move on and the next choice you make is a chance to make a choice more in alignment with your new goals.
It's okay to eat what you want without feeling guilty about it. We are human, we like the foods we like, and that's totally normal.
The journey is easier when you are kinder to yourself. So, be kind. You're doing the best you can!
The "wagon" doesn't exist... IT DOESN'T!!! Repeat after me... "The wagon doesn't exist."
When we set these finite boundaries for our weight loss plan when it comes to what we can and cannot eat and then define our success on how well we stick to those boundaries, it simply ends up not working. Our focus needs to shift from trying to perfect our weight loss plan to trying to work more on our relationship with food and with ourselves. When we master those two things, the weight will come off.
Sending Good Vibes Straight to You,