Why is it so hard to lose weight?
The reason so many of us find it difficult to lose weight is because we don’t or can’t accept ourselves “as is.” If you’re constantly wishing you looked this way or that way, it’s sending a strong message to your subconscious saying you don’t like who you are. A battle then ensues! Part of your subconscious fights back saying you’re fine just as you are, then the other part rebels, letting you know those extra pounds make you look and feel horrible. By following these simple steps you can begin to truly lose weight, and, in fact, make any changes in your life you’d like to.
It all starts with acceptance. Nobody is perfect, so let yourself off the hook. When you accept yourself as you are at this very moment you can then change. Why? Because, denying who you are, making excuses, or degrading yourself only serve as barriers that prevent you from healing, learning, and growing.
If you need to lose weight, instead of being disgusted with yourself, or ignoring the problem and having another donut (That used to be my way to deal with things!) take stock of where you’re at right now. Accept that this is the body you have at the moment. I can almost guarantee you’ll feel a lot of resistance come up. Maybe tears, frustration, and anger too. This body has served you well. It didn’t give up or give out. You may not feel good very often, but your body is still carrying you around isn’t it?
Be gentle with yourself:
Now, do your body a favor, start thanking it by exercising and eating foods that will help to create energy, aid in weight loss, and build strength, endurance and self-esteem. Don’t do too much all at once. Just one teeny, tiny positive thing you can do today for yourself will add up over the course of days, weeks, months, and years.
There’s no way possible you can make any changes–not with your weight, your love life, your finances, or health–until you accept things as they are. Stop fighting and allow healing to take place. When you accept things for what they are in the here and now, you will gain more strength in changing them.
Don’t give up!
It takes time and patience to make changes, but with determination you’ll eventually get to where you want to be. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.”