How to Slay Your Goals When You Want to Give Up

Well Week 1 is a wrap! Woot woot! First things first, I didn’t meet my goal of -2lbs Down BUUUTTTTT I dropped -1.2lbs {cue the sound of the roaring crowd} At first, I wasn’t happy but then I snapped out of that negative mindset and focused on the fact that I still lost weight!! I mean, that’s great, right?! We all do that, don’t we? We don’t get what we expected and we only focus on what didn’t happen and then we begin to feel like a failure and then we think “why bother” and then we bury ourselves in a dozen of Krispy Kreme doughnuts 😳 (I didn’t but I thought about it) Before you’re knee deep in glaze, let me share 3 simple tips to help you recalculate (just like a GPS does when we’ve strayed from the predestined path).

1. Look at the bright side 🌞 I know, I know, it sounds cliche-ish but seriously, if you look really hard, you’ll see SOMETHING positive in any situation. In this situation, I may not have hit my goal BUT I was close, darnit! The scale went down and not up! That’s something to celebrate!

2. Don’t stop. Yea, you need to keep going. I know you want to give up but you can’t! You know what I did? I got off the scale and worked out and had the best workout ever! You owe it to yourself to see what happens if you don’t quit THIS TIME.

3. Reevaluate. This means to be honest with yourself and answer this question; Did I really follow my plan? If you added a treat here and there (I did) that means you (I) didn’t follow the plan. Now, ask yourself why didn’t you follow the plan. Is the plan too strict? Are you depressed and you’re eating out of depression or some other emotion? Now come up with a plan for when those feelings arise that doesn’t involve a pastry. That’ll look like…When I feel depressed, what can I do instead of eat? Come up with healthy alternatives that can occupy your mind (and mouth) so you can stick to your plan. This is why keeping a journal is helpful and you can visualize and map out your plan(s). Now you can make the necessary changes and proceed to goal digging 🤗

See, WE CAN do this! After using these tips, I immediately felt better and empowered and, most importantly, I didn’t quit! Let me know how you overcome negative thinking and I’ll let you know how Week 2 goes. ✌🏼

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