Wednesday, September 24, 2014
We sure are hard on ourselves, aren't we? I have been hovering in the high 210s for a few weeks now, so when I weighed in at 221.4 this morning, I was crestfallen. It was a 2 pound gain. Dang it! Wrong way! I'm sure you can relate to the frustration. Then I glanced at my motivation board on my Start Page. What a brilliant, yet gentle reminder that board is! If you don't use it, you should. For most of the year, I've had a motivator that said "I'm staying under 240". That was such a nice reminder of the progress I've made. In July, I revised the phrase to "I'm staying under 230" because I was! Inch by inch, pound by pound, I'm making progress and I bet you are too.
Even if it's not showing up on the scale, remind yourself of all the positive changes you are making.
I have another motivator "Eat real food!" and another "I workout in the morning". I slacked off on that one for awhile, but I refused to remove it because I knew how good it was for me. Now, I'm back to working out in the morning and it feels so darn good!
Most motivation boards are forward looking, but remember to add some accomplishments to remind yourself of how far you've come.