Everybody and every body is different and complex in response to efforts to change. Myriad factors influence our success in weight loss and reaching a state of whole-health, but the most important factor is our mindset. We want to shed pounds quickly so it’s common to feel frustrated and defeated when the diet-of-the-week or expensive supplements doesn’t produce results. If we begin an exercise program and then taper our efforts, frustration with minimal clear reward can push us back into our old patterns of inactivity or eating mindlessly.
The most powerful changes happen in our minds about how we care for ourselves and prioritize our health. If we sabotage our efforts because we believe we are powerless to change, weight loss strategies and tactics will not likely help. We have to get out of our own way---our habitual thought patterns--to make true progress.
Our awareness about what and how much we eat, how active of a lifestyle we lead, how we manage our stress and sleep patterns are all part of our mindset. When we are intentional with our self-care routines, we become pro-active, caretakers of our own health and well-being. Taking control of our health means we alone own it. We take responsibility for it and we believe we can make changes and reach our best-self-state.
If you’re ready to quit banging your head on a wall, and need support in finding your personal WhyPower for making changes, get in touch.
To your good health!