PATIENCE! - I CAN DO THIS!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Weight-Loss, for me, is a MIND GAME!!! I must COMMIT MY MIND to make the right choices.
What helps me is to post some positive motivational statements on my bathroom mirror (or someplace you will daily read them) to remind me that I CAN DO THIS!
THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF:
Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself that it's natural that roadblocks do indeed appear. And, I must continue to remind myself... "PATIENCE!"
I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up (like weekend temptations). But I tell myself that all I have to do to beat that barrier is to get back up and move forward again.
Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close. Next time I take a step back I won't let guilt pile it on top of my previous "stumbles"... I'll just move forward and realize that I'm still further along than I was before! It doesn't matter how many walls I face... I only have to get the better of that last one.
One thing I daily remind myself to do is to ELIMINATE EXCUSES that keep me from attaining my goals and I WILL get there.
The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination! I AM STRONG! I CAN DO THIS!!!