Have you ever considered that the way you see yourself could be a hindrance to a fitter, healthier you? So often we look at roadblocks as outside sources…lack of time, money, or even our own motivation.
Yet if we don’t see ourselves in a positive light, this can also stand in the way of success. There are a couple of reasons why. One is that we unconsciously believe that we don’t deserve better.
We may look in the mirror, hating what we see and think that this is it…this is the best we can do. We aren’t worth the time and effort of striving for a fitter lifestyle. We don’t believe we can handle the changes.
Negativity is a rut that is very difficult to climb out of. You can sink deeper and deeper.
But there is a second reason a negative view of ourselves can stand in the way of making healthy changes in our life. It is that we see ourselves as a failure.
We may look in the mirror and see a loser, someone who can’t control their eating and has no ability to stick to an exercise program. If we don’t believe we can do it, we likely won’t.
It’s as if you have this negative self-talk going on, little voices in your head that tell you it will never happen. You will never be able to lose weight. You will never be able to get fitter. You will never be able to wear shorts, or fit in that dress.
It’s not easy to change this. But it’s critical to be truly successful at adopting a fitter lifestyle. Perhaps by even recognizing it as an issue, it will help someone start to take steps toward a more positive mindset.