That is a true statement!
Life can be tough sometimes, and that is what makes losing weight ever harder.
We go to work, day in and day out, it's such a routine, just like brushing our teeth, but it seems we can't get our health in order.
Life throws us so many curve balls that can derail us so easily, we are creatures that get off course so easy, and have a hard time finding our way pack to the path.
We are emotional creatures, and there are so many emotions one can feel..
What emotions send you to the kitchen?
Sadness, Boredom, Loneliness, Happiness, Depressed, Tired
Now to pinpoint the ones that are my mortal enemies! That's easy, Sadness and Boredom.
And from those 2 I would have to choose boredom as the one that is my downfall, I find myself easily bored, which leads me to head to the kitchen looking for something, anything, knowing full well what I want is not be found in any cupboard or fridge, and then what happens if I do find something?
I eat it of course, and then from there it is a downward spiral, I get depressed because I was not strong enough to keep out of the kitchen, which leads to the kitchen yet again, then I feel the depression hit because I am so weak.
They say you are your own worst enemy, well I believe that to be true..the above proves it in my case.
But those are things I am trying to change, what helps, well if I am bored I will try to find something to do, even if is cleaning, or coming here and blogging, or reading, just something to get my mind off why I am bored..
We all go through these feelings at different phases of this journey, and it is what hinders us from being as successful as we are able to be, we all the ability to lose the weight, and that is why I say it does not have to be harder to lose weight..
We just need to rechannel our feelings some how, find other way to vent them out, work through them, make a positive out of them rather than a negative which just causes that spiral and we get out of control
What ways can you find to redirect your emotions?
For me, the boredom is to find something else to do.
Sadness, meditate and figure out why I am sad, and meditate on way to change it if I can.
Loneliness, call a family member or a friend and chat for awhile.
Depression, try the same as for sadness
Happiness, find other ways to celebrate other than food
And as for being tired, find a way to relax, treat myself to a home spa day, take a nice hot bath with a glass of wine, lay on the bed with cucumber over my eyes and a facial wrap on my face for 10-15 minutes..just give myself some me time to unwind after a long day.
Tap into your inner strength and see how you can beat the weight loss barriers and show yourself it does not have to be hard to lose the weight.