It seems I need one of these “attitude adjustments” now and again. I bet we all do! We all get complacent and need a “shake up” now and again to keep things fresh and keep life fun and interesting!
Accentuate the Positive
How we choose to look at something can make or break what we are trying to accomplish. It is so easy to focus only on the negative in any situation. It has taken me a lot of practice to try to learn to see the positive side of things but I know this has helped me to be happier in my every day life as well. Nothing seems as negative as it was before. Anything is possible now! Very common to feel good about a day no matter how icky some of the moments might have been!
Attitude in Weight Loss
In my weight loss journey I have had to focus on what I CAN do not on what I can’t do. This has helped to keep me motivated and moving forward, even though at times it was very slow forward motion! In weight loss, you must have many ways to measure success beside the scale. For example: how your clothes fit, how you feel, measurements, your good food choices, and your physical activities are measures of success. Even the compliments you receive from others validate your success!
If you do not think you can, you are right, you won’t! So many times I see people constantly set themselves up for failure from the first minute they try to lead a healthier lifestyle. “I tried this before and it didn’t work.” “I don’t like this.” “I feel too restricted.” Again, focus on what you can do. You can make a great snack choice and then build on that success. A great dinner choice, a great lunch choice and before you know it, you have a whole successful day! Keep building!
Attitude in Physical Activity
The biggest attitude I have to give myself is over physical activity. I know I need it. I even love it! BUT!!!! So many times I try to make excuses to not do it. “I don’t have enough time.” “I am too tired.” “I don’t feel like it.” “I am too busy.” “It’s too late.” “It’s too early.” Guess what? If you tell yourself those things, you will not do what you need to do. I try to keep saying “Do it anyway!” Most of the time that works. But not always.
Attitude in Health
I have noticed through the years, that people who talk about their ailments and pains a lot are usually not be healthy even though there isn’t anything physical keeping them from doing most daily activities. If you tell yourself enough you don’t feel well, you won’t feel well! Thinking positive thoughts first thing in the morning will set the tone for the entire day. Tell yourself it is going to be a great day and you will find something positive in everything no matter what happens that day!
Don’t wait, adjust your attitude today!
If you do not believe it can and will happen; it probably won’t! Having the right attitude before you start a lifestyle change is a key. If your head isn’t right, your body will not follow! Long term weight loss requires more than skipping desserts at a few meals, it means getting and maintaining a positive attitude.
How can I boost my self-confidence? Shed that negativity!!! Negativity can slow or even stop your weight loss and sabotage your weight loss maintenance. Maintaining a negative attitude will sap your motivation, leave you discouraged, having low expectations, self-loathing, hungry and ready to quit at the smallest obstacle!
This entry today started out to be on the topic of thankfulness, which is also a positive way of living! Keeping an attitude of thankfulness/gratefulness is a another key to this voyage.
There are no short cuts (machines/shots/pills/diets) to reaching a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle. Each meal/snack/workout contributes to your success. Make them all count! Keep a positive outlook and keep the positive self-talk going! You are worth it! You can and will do it!
This is something I created at the beginning of my voyage earlier this year.