Last week we talked about fear and doubt and how it sometimes sabotages what we want and what we know is best for us. This week we are going to talk about focusing on the future and how that can help us succeed as well.
If you are constantly thinking about how you’ve never been successful with losing weight then you probably aren’t ever going to be successful. Negative attracts negative. So instead of thinking “What can go wrong, will go wrong”, think “What can go right, will go right”. Change your mindset and you will change your life.
Set yourself some short term goals that are realistic and then set yourself a long term goal. So short term goals can be “I want to lose 2 lbs a week” – even though if you do low carb and keto you could possibly lose up to 5 lbs a week. 2 lbs sets a reasonable expectation so when you hit that first plateau you don’t give up. You keep moving forward. And all of those weeks of 2-5 lbs lost will start to add up very quickly. I suggest even that you don’t worry about pounds so much and you take your measurements. Low carb and Keto actually help you lose inches faster than pounds.
Your long term goal may be to lose 50 lbs or 100 lbs or fit in a pair of jeans you haven’t worn since before your first child was born. Figure out what it is and then celebrate each milestone as you move toward that long term goal. It took you longer than a month to gain all that weight so be patient, think positive and realize you need to celebrate the little things in life.
Being grateful for where you are each day and writing a gratitude journal each day can help. Even if the only thing you are grateful for that day is that you ate the right foods for breakfast!!! LOL. I’ve been there. But being grateful even for the smallest things keeps that positive attitude moving forward.
You need to have faith in your ability to keep things going in the right direction and you will find yourself flourishing. So tell yourself that failure is not an option, never give up and success will happen. This doesn’t mean you won’t have some hurdles to leap over and holes to climb out of, but that is all part of the journey to success.
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We can help you along the way. Have a wonderful week and see you next week.