Can you identify when your weight gain started or weight issues started and what was going on in your life at that time?
I can tell you exactly when mine started. It was after the birth of my son. I’m not talking baby weight issues. I was running a busy pub restaurant (with my now ex-husband) and it wasn’t a calm and relaxed environment by any stretch of the imagination. On top of that my son hardly slept until he was two and a half years old. I was constantly exhausted. I ate to stay awake and because my son cat napped I ate really, really quickly.
Then my son grew up. At the time of writing this post, he’s 15 (nearly 16). I was still blaming him (poor child) when I developed the Ideal Weight Challenge 2 years ago.
You see the problem was, even though he changed his sleeping habits and my life changed so that it wasn’t so chaotic, my eating habits didn’t change.
So the weight piled on year after year.
So here’s what I want you to do.
Identify when your weight gain started
Try to pinpoint when your weight gain started and what was going on at that time in your life.
I want you to really think about who you were at that point and how you felt. In your mind, stand that old you in front of you. Tell that you anything you want them to know. Tell them you love and accept them and imagine giving that you a big hug.
Ask the old you what they need from you now.
Sit with that question and just quiet your mind. Allow any thoughts to come to you.
You may get an answer at this time.
It may be “I need to feel loved” in this case, give the old you love.
It may be “I need you to help me take care of myself.”
Or in my case “I need you to slow down”
You may not get your answer straight away. Just keep coming back and doing this exercise. Your subconscious mind will give you the answer if you keep asking.
That’s your mindset exercise for today. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
Your phrase for today “I love and accept myself today and always”
P.S. Join me on the FREE Ideal Weight Challenge – Helping you to create a positive mindset for weight loss and healthy living.