Have you ever wondered how some girls just seem to stay so motivated?
I mean, it just seems so effortless, right?
They deicide they want to conquer the world. And then they do. Simple. Until you try to do the same thing and find yourself elbow deep in cookie crumbs and wondering where you went wrong?
Allow me to introduce you to some of the main keys to motivational magic with a little guide I prepared for you that is sweeter than cotton candy!
Keep It Real
Kidding yourself into thinking that you can reach some magical level of perfection with your eating is, well… kidding yourself. You’ll never “get it perfect” because perfect does not exist! And when you eat sixteen jelly donuts instead of the single one you had intended to eat, just smile sweetly, wipe the jam from your lips and ask yourself “what was the REAL reason behind the sixteen donuts”? Sadness? Loneliness? Emptiness? What was really going on? Give yourself permission to be perfectly imperfect. Jelly donuts and all.
Keep Your Eye On The Why
Resisting the temptation to dive face first into that fresh baked cheesecake can be a struggle at the best of times, but when you’ve had a fight with your partner or your pet dog ate the monthly statistical report that is due on your boss’s desk at 9am tomorrow morning, resistance seems futile, unless…
Keep your eye on the Why. Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t pretend everything’s okay if it’s not. And DON’T lose sight of the reason you want to beat emotional eating to start with. WHY do you want to succeed? WHY does this even matter at all? Once you have the answers to those questions, you have your golden ticket to motivation.
Ditch the Self Sabotage
We pretend that achieving our goals is hard. We tell ourselves stories like “maybe I’m just meant to struggle with my weight forever” or “I can’t do it. Success is meant for other people, but not for me” The truth is, when we don’t feel like we DESERVE any better, we will always find a way to sabotage our success.
But it’s not as hard as we make it out to be. Decide that overcoming emotional eating IS for you. commit to the process and then don’t stop moving forward. No matter how many chocolate cookies call your name at 2am. Breathe and feel and then breathe again. Evict those cookies from your kitchen, keep your eye on the why and keep moving forward. You can do this.
The rules to getting and staying motivated can be a tough pill to swallow (unless you chase it down with a chocolate thick shake, but then you might not feel so motivated after that!)
Take it one day at a time. Accept that there WILL be ups and downs, highs and lows… that’s just life. But as long as you’re doing your best to keep your mojo high, you’re doing just fine. 😉
What’s your biggest struggle to stay motivated when it comes to saying “no” to the double fudge brownies? Let me know in the comments below and then share this post with a friend who could use a little extra Motivational Mojo in their life!