Why You Shouldn’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Today I want to outline why you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself.
As part of our Transform for Summer Challenge, we have weekly check-in forms.
This gives my clients a chance to rate their progress, ask any questions and we assess what’s happening.
After 8 Days, all clients are reporting some really good drops on the scales and body measurements.
Many are reporting that they’re feeling great, are motivated and can see small differences.
However; many of them rate their progress as ‘poor’.
So why, if everyone is seeing results already, are they not fully happy?
Being Too Hard On Ourselves
As humans, we are prone to always wanting more – whether it be financially, emotionally or physically.
We crave having more money to buy fancy things.
We want more time with loved ones, share more fun memories and create better lives.
When it comes to our own bodies, we want that slim, toned body.
But we want it yesterday.
Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by lads with 6-packs and girls in crop tops with unreal bodies.
Yet you stand in front of the mirror and see those love handles.
You see the flabby belly that used to be flat and toned.
Your thighs have a bit too much jiggle going on and you can’t stand the thoughts of wearing shorts.
When it comes to earning more money – we can work more or develop ourselves to earn a higher paying job.
In relationships, we can free up time and make better use of it to create those memories and share fun times with loved ones.
But when it comes to our own bodies, we can choose to self destruct.
Avoiding Self Destruction When Pursuing Weight Loss
If you’re unhappy with how you look, I beg you not to fall into this trap.
We can constantly berate ourselves, beat ourselves down and lose the love for ourselves based on how we view our own bodies.
We’ve all stood in a changing room of a clothes shop and felt like absolute shit.
And it can completely ruin your day.
Which leads to more self hatred and you lose self esteem so quickly.
So when it comes to changing the way we look and feel, we can never seem to do it quick enough.
Losing 3 Ibs in a week just isn’t good enough. You need it gone!
We choose to focus so much on what’s wrong with our own bodies instead of focusing on how we’re better than last week.
The fact that you’re down 3Lbs should be celebrated, not frowned upon.
Because if you keep that up for just 3 more weeks, that’s 12 lbs.
And at 12 lbs of weight gone, you’ll definitely be seeing the difference.
Think feeling good in your clothes.
The confidence of throwing on that dress or that t-shirt you’ve not worn in 3 months because of your stomach.
Even the simple things like being able to put your hands over your head without being terrified of someone catching a glimpse of your stomach.
We rarely actually chase weight loss.
Instead, we chase the feelings and emotions we will gain by improving how we look and feel.
Appreciate The Process
Like anything in life, results come at the end of hard work.
If you’re currently unhappy with how you look and feel, don’t worry, you have the power to change.
You just need to start.
Do the simple things and build momentum.
In months to come, you will look back and be amazed at how much you have achieved both physically and mentally.
So no matter how you feel right now, don’t be so hard on yourself.
Appreciate what you’re doing well, learn from areas that need improvement and keep working on it.
Every single week you report in with weight down, inches down, you’re feeling better and happier than before – well that’s plenty of reason to look on the bright side.
Put one foot in front of the other and just keep going.
By keeping things simple and doing things you enjoy, you will gain far more than just a lower number on a scales.
I can promise you that!
So are you ready to get started?
Here’s a chance to grab a FREE session with myself here in StrongLife Gym.
If you are ready to make a change, just fill in the form and I’ll book you in.
Come in and try it once – if you hate it and it’s not for you, then there’s nothing lost.
But I can almost guarantee you’re going to love it.
So put one foot forward and let’s get started right now: