For me trying to lose weight was a trial error process. All through the journey I made mistakes, learned from them and worked towards improving my weight loss plan. I think one of the reasons why I have had so many failed attempts was because I was not willing to leave my comfort zone.I was too comfortable to stop eating out, I did not want to get out of my comfort zone and cook food at home. When I did start eating healthy my first step was eating healthy at work when I was surrounded by colleagues who also ate healthy basically my first step was to make a move that was the most comfortable choice for me. I did not have to cook and I was surrounded people who were healthy eaters so no awkward stares/questions.
Being in my comfort zone has both worked for me and sometimes delayed my plan. It‘s good because when you are comfortable it’s easier to stick to a plan but when you are too comfortable you just continue doing what you do and you are stuck in the same state you really don’t move ahead do you?
I feel there has to be a balance, you can’t jump into the deep end and expect to be able to continue nor can be in shallow end and expect to improve; you have to have a float that helps you in the deep end :)
I realised I take a lot of time to leave my comfort zone and sometimes this wastes a lot of my days and energy. For example I waited till I was comfortable with myself before I entered the gym that was almost 1 year into my weight loss. In my mind I know I should have started earlier it would have helped but I was too scared to try something new, I went for my first group class only after I had reached my ideal weight, Now I love them and I know they are very effective, I only wish I had started earlier rather than later.
This happens to me in other aspects of my life also so this year for me is all about getting out of my comfort zone.Every time I leave my comfort zone I tell myself ‘ I’m only going to move forward, if something does go wrong I will always fall back into my comfort zone and if it works I will move ahead and have a new comfort zone.’
What do you think? Does this happen to you? Or am I the only one?
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