If you’re asking yourself this question, then I want to stop, drop and roll. Not really, but I do want you to read this.
Let’s say New Years comes and you plan on losing weight– you set a goal, maybe you enlist some friends so you have accountability.
Things go well initially, but then you notice that after a few weeks the weight loss slows, your body is getting tired from working out, and your enthusiasm is waning as soon as Superbowl approaches.
Even with your best intentions (cutting up celery sticks for yourself at parties) ,you find yourself reverting to old behaviors and elbows deep in queso and cocktails, beating yourself up the next day for “blowing it again.”
I can tell you why!
Your brain is in the business of working efficiently and keeping you safe. Whatever you’ve done to this point in your life is effortless now because you’ve done it so many times you don’t even have to think about it– autopilot!
When you attempt to change, your brain has to do something different than what it’s used to, which will set off alarms for safety and efficiency.
To go from autopilot (and staying stuck at your current weight) to getting to your goal, you will have to experience what John Assaraf refers to in his book Innercise as “switch cost.” Which is the discomfort you will have to feel doing something that feels foreign and awkward until it becomes a new habit, in order to get your desired result.
Here’s your work: You have to decide what you want more. Do you want to stay comfortable, or do you want your goal? If your goal has a compelling reason behind it then sticking with it will be a lot easier, but there will still be times when your brain will want to revert back to comfort.
Where many people get this wrong is that they think that because they overate after telling themselves they wouldn’t that they are not meant to lose weight. That’s actually not true at all. All that happened was their brain went back into it’s more experienced routine.
Here’s how to change: You have to be willing to experience discomfort, and also understand that discomfort is just a feeling, like any other emotion.
What if I told you you had to feel inconvenienced to get to your goal weight, or sadness even. But that the more you allowed it, and learned to stick to your goal while the feeling existed that eventually the feeling would go away?
What if getting to your goal was just a matter of feeling your feelings?
What if it is?
Are you willing?
If getting to your goal has always been a struggle, and you want to change, then it’s totally possible for you.
I truly believe that anything worth dreaming about is worth having.
If you are ready to step into your power, and get to your goal weight for good, I’d invite you to do this work.
Schedule your free 45 minute break through session with me by clicking here!
You become what you think about all the time. And if you can’t stop wondering what your life would be like if you got to your goal weight for good, then give yourself the gift of doing this work.
I promise, you’ll be glad you did.