Instead of giving yourself the messages that provide excuses (I'm not an athlete, I'm not the kind of person who loves tofu, I'm not...) give yourself permission to become the person you think you aren't. You are not truly limited by who you are, but by who you think you are not.
I am an athlete. I am successful, consistent, and motivated. I am the kind of person who falls down (a lot), and gets back up every single time.
Then ask yourself - does what I'm doing match who I am?
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Learn to love yourself! Don't beat yourself up! Your kids are watching!
Whenever you get down about your weight or progress, don't be so critical of yourself (calling yourself fat, or other horrible names) in front of your kid. Think about how that might affect them. If any of you are like me, you don't want your kid having the same self esteem problems that you do.
Just when I'm about to tell myself I'm fat, I button my lips and force myself not to think of it. I'll make an effort instead to think of something positive, and over time I learn not be so horrible to myself, alone or in front of my child.
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