Ever thought “I want to achieve my weight loss goals, why do I sabotage myself?”
When we want to achieve things in life, we usually set targets for measurement so why should setting weight loss goals be any different. Setting your weight loss goals will help you measure your progress. Whether you analyse it daily, weekly or monthly is up to you.
Some people will judge their clothes to see if there is a change in the waist band, if tops are more comfortable and others will judge their activity levels to see if they can climb the stairs or walk for longer without losing breath.
Measuring your chest, waist and hips regularly is a great way to work out how your shape is changing. After all, fat, when stripped away actually causes the body to shrink! What an amazing thought. Include this in your daily affirmations;
“As I eat well and exercise, I get smaller. My body is shrinking and I feel great, I love my changing shape.”
Motivation clients regularly question themselves as to why they sabotage their efforts at weight loss even though they want to succeed. They have set clear and specific goals; they have an action plan to make their dreams a reality and then out of the blue their behaviours become self-destructive.
Firstly, these behaviours may be due to simple human error, taking your eye off the ball, not making lists, just forgetting. Or perhaps being over tired, burnt out or putting other’s needs before your own.
But other times there just doesn’t seem to be a logical explanation. So, let me explain what’s going on.
All our actions are always determined by our SELF IMAGE. Our self-image is a reflection of how we think of ourselves, it is an evaluation of our strengths and weaknesses, of our good points and bad points.
In relation to weight loss goals, if you’ve experienced failures in the past, then unconsciously you believe you’re not up to it and have no confidence in your ability to succeed. So, when you try a new weight loss plan, you’ll be convinced from the start that you won’t succeed, and inevitably you’ll fail.
It’s a vicious circle.
If you’re convinced, you’re going to fail, YOU WILL, no matter how good your intentions. This will not be for lack of trying, but rather because poor self-image dooms you to failure.
One of the key pillars of our programme is the support tools we provide so that when those inevitable moments of self-doubt occur, you’re able to knock them on the head before they manifest themselves into a problem.
Self-doubt is a naturally occurring feeling and some degree of self–doubt is generally held to be normal.
We work with our clients to help them monitor and manage self-doubt. This enables you to lose weight with confidence and just as important, to confidently maintain that weight loss.