I have been trying to get back on track with my workouts and food plan since returning home from our vacation to Colorado at the end of August. I have gained a couple of pounds over the past several months, and I am afraid that if I don’t work out enough and if I keep eating crap. I am going to keep gaining weight and keep getting softer… that I won’t be comfortable wearing the new dresses I bought… and on and on and ON. I have been struggling a lot and really not doing well at all. I am working out hard and regularly but really feel like it’s a waste of my time and effort because I am not supporting the work with good fuel. or maybe I should say, that along with the good food, I am eating a fair bit of junk… which is really quite unlike me. So I am talking a much better game than I have been playing.
It is obvious to me now, that they key words in that paragraph are TRYING and AFRAID.
Yes, I have been coming from a place of FEAR…which is causing a lot of stress… instead of LOVING myself and taking care of myself. I have been TRYING and not DOING. This is such a change in mindset and I am so glad to have come to the place where I can really take in that information and relate to it and make good use of it,
Coming from/being motivated by FEAR leads to:
- deprivation, dieting mindset
- stress, worry, apprehension
- tentativeness, hesitation
- overwork, injury
- crankiness, moodiness
Coming from/being motivated by LOVE leads to:
- good choices
- rest, relaxation
- energy, play
- establishing healthy routines
- excitement, anticipation