Thursday, 15 May 2014

Believing in yourself

There are days when I doubt myself, these are the worst. I am more irritated I look at everything and everyone negatively and I can only see my flaws. I know it’s not easy to start believing in yourself or to believe you can achieve your fitness goals especially if you have let go of living healthy or maybe never really given it a try. Initially it does feel like an impossible task but it's manageable with the right attitude..
I remember there used to be days when I would miss my workout or when I was not able to control my food intake I would feel miserable, I would hate myself...I would feel I just didn’t have it in me. I know people who will give up the minute they feel they can’t handle it. Some don’t start because in their mind they will never be able to run or fit in a certain dress/pant size. I belonged to the second category I just did not believe I could ever do it for a long time.
Even now when I am a lot healthier than what I used to be there are days when I doubt myself, some days I feel I am doing it all wrong and I will never reach my fitness goals and this single thought is capable of making my journey so much harder that's when I remind myself it's all in my hands, if I put in the effort I will get there and I start again...
Weightloss/Fitness is about giving yourself the time to improve
It is about forgiving yourself if you go off track
It is about getting up after failures and being ready to start again
It is about not giving up and moving forward
It is about believing in yourself, believing that you can do it.
These are few things I keep reminding myself on bad days....what do you do? How do you move through days when you think you can’t make it? How to stop yourself from giving up?

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  1. I am.waking up after a hibernation of 90 days. I feel terrible. I wishbI had forgiven myseld earlier and dealt with it.
    I wasted 3 months. I gained 2 pounds and because of that I couldnt forgive me. And now I am up 11 pounds.
    so yes u are right.
    we need to trust ourselves.
    It take effort but its worth it.

  2. I was in a similar state yesterday. I checked my weight and it has not increased or decreased. I was doing regular 40-50 mins walks daily since over 2 months, I feel more better of myself. I also controlled eating outside, stopped going to fast food outlets, although I still enjoy Indian food once a week. Inspite of all this I didn't lose weight. This made me upset. I ate some deep fried nuggets and choclate bar yesterday. Feel like not going for walk today. I m like lost. Need to some guidance or support. Have a happy weekend.

  3. I just read a quote that I love "Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else's approval." I have decided that I need to start living like I believe it. I'm not sure it is something that would help you but I found it helpful.

  4. '@Lynn ... that is a good quote.

    Hi Tanvee - you are a lot healthier than you used to be (your words) and you should be pleased and proud of your achievement.

    Look forward positively

    All the best Jan