Are you waiting to wake up one morning and feel motivated to make changes around your eating and weight?
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What I tend to find is that women are just waiting to feel motivated to go for a walk or go to the gym or to do the work that’s required to start to reduce their emotional eating.
Here’s the thing:
If we are waiting for the right moment, we waiting forever.
Change happens in a different way
Change is about taking action even when you don’t feel like it. It’s about taking baby steps forward.
It’s not waking up with this big epiphany and waiting for everything to fall into place:
“Ah, that’s why I’ve been eating and now it’s all fixed and changed because I’ve had this big epiphany.”
This doesn’t happen.
We need to start to take that action now because we feel like doing things, the motivation kicks in later.
Activate to Motivate
It’s called activate to motivate.
So, rather than waiting for the right moment, or waiting to feel good, or waiting to feel motivated, or thinking that that’s the sign and then I’ll be on my path, we need to get started today taking small steps forward on the path.
And when we get started, then we feel like doing it, then the motivation kicks in and then we want to do more and more.
And then we start to create these consistent habits.
I find this when I go to the gym.
Sometimes I have those moments where I don’t feel like going to the gym, but I know that there’s a bit of a block there that maybe I’m waiting for the right time. Then when I’m engaged in the class, my awareness is in my body.
I start to get into it. Then I start to enjoy it and I feel really good. Then I feel the benefits for the rest of the day.
It’s the same with this approach.
Take a small step forward
So it’s around what can you do today that’s a small step forward.
It could start tiny.
It could just be as simple as waking up and getting your shoes out ready for the walk later on. Or packing your bag with your clothes to go to work ready for a walk later on. It could be around food, when you are looking at what’s in the fridge and making some choices around that, that’s going to serve you later on.
So whatever it is for you, it’s around taking that action now, even when you don’t feel like it.
Cause once you get started, you will feel like it and you will thank yourself for it later.
If you want more tips around this approach for Food Freedom, then click on the link and I’d love to show you more and put you on this new path.