Recognize Resistance and Obstacles as Thoughts

Recognize Resistance and Obstacles as Thoughts

I see resistance and obstacles as two different things, both simply thoughts we are thinking. Resistance arises as the list of reasons you shouldn't be doing this. We have been bowing to resistance for most of our lives. Mine sounded like this "you are fine the way you are", "you aren't going to be able to enjoy eating out with the family", "you will be so boring if you follow this protocol". I could continue but you get the point. That voice is our unevolved selves attempting to prevent evolution aka, personal growth and development. It is so much easier to stay at status quo. Doing difficult things are no fun, especially at first. Without accomplishing difficult things we will NEVER GROW as human beings. Staying as we are is comfortable and easy but also miserable. Wanting change yet not creating it is not honoring our true selves. To reach a goal we have to face this part of ourselves and love it towards growth. Pushing doesn't work. Willpower is not sustainable. Instead of forcing yourself to eat the healthy food, ask yourself why you want something that has no nutritional value and does not honor the commitment you have made to yourself. If you can be honest with yourself you will uncover some great insight.

Obstacles are more situational. An obstacle for me may be that I am going out to dinner with friends that I usually eat lots of unhealthy food with and drink wine. If I truly uncover the thought behind my rationale, it is usually that I believe I have to eat the same foods as them to connect. That is something I have made up in my mind. That thought is creating a feeling of deprivation. A truer thought is that I do not have to eat or drink anything to connect. The connection comes from communication and presence, not from shared food. Don't get me wrong, I love enjoying food with others but if I am honoring a commitment to lose weight then I need to be willing to explain to those I am with that I am on a mission to reach a goal. I am more excited about the goal than I am about the food. This is not deprivation this is empowerment. You will inspire others which only makes the connection better. I often use dinner out with others as my "joy eat" meal and have whatever I want. Once again...one meal is not the reason we become overweight, a lifestyle of overeating is.

Practical tip:.When we change our thoughts we change our feelings, actions, and results.This is powerful! When an obstacle arises work through possible plans ahead of time. Check out restaurant menus before going and make a decision about what you will eat before ever going.

Know Your "Why?"

Know Your "Why?"

Feel Your Feelings. STOP BUFFERING

Feel Your Feelings. STOP BUFFERING