Weight Loss Makeover: You Decide What You Truly Desire
Last week I asked you to write to me anything you might be struggling with around emotional eating, aging, weight loss etc. and I picked someone’s question! She asked:
“Lorna if you had to pick one thing to start with, what would that be? What actually catapulted your weight loss success?”
Great question and my answer is I decided. When you are not fiercely committed to what you truly desire, it won’t happen. Sometimes we say it so much and think about it all the time convincing ourselves that ‘we want it so bad’ yet nothing is happening. If you are not taking action to match up with what you are saying, there’s probably something holding you back and the “I want this no matter what” isn’t at the core of what you are saying. Do you think this could be true? When you think about the woman you are and the woman you want to become, what is that vision you hold for yourself?
Whether it’s catapulting your business (as toxic food = toxic thoughts which does not help your bottom-line), losing the weight that’s dragging you down or really starting the exercise routine you have been thinking about….it’s all possible. Losing weight and accomplishing what is stressing you out on a daily basis will affect who you show up as in the world and the capability to really express your voice.
When I was struggling with the weight, I was so consumed and it took so much of my energy, that I was compressed, created less and didn’t pay attention to who I really was and what I really loved in my life.
As a teen, I loved going on vacation, and in my early 20’s did so, on my own! I couldn’t find friends available when I was, no problem, off I went! I always tell the story of purchasing a $300 dress in the finest boutique when I was 18 years old. I love gorgeous clothes and to dress up and be in my feminine.
As the weight started getting out of control, I stopped doing all of that as what was being reflected back in the mirror made me feel ashamed, embarrassed and quite frankly disgusted with myself.
But inside of me lived that woman who loved to travel, eat at fine restaurants and buy gorgeous clothes. I finally figured it out that if I didn’t get support, I would continue on this frustrating path. I studied nutrition in College and then I went back to Nutrition School and worked with a coach.
I had a burning desire to lose the weight and keep it off. I was sick and tired of the roller coaster ride.
Decide that this is really what you want and go for it! When you do, you claim your worth and claim your voice.
Next time it perhaps I can answer your question so please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to answer your question in my next mailing.
Love and health,