Have you ever found that change has had a blockage in your life, having little to do with a lack of information or opportunity? You have been to the seminars, read the books, googled many thoughts on the topic, yet you can’t quite move forward? I have had this happen to me at various points in my life, and this time, it’s to do with weightloss. Whilst I am starting to win in other areas, like being more organised and spending more quality time with the kids, I find it incredibly difficult to stick out a whole day of good eating, even when I prepare the foods I need. Many times I come unstuck, even when I have pre-prepared my lunch and snacks. I don’t have time to calorie track and exercise is difficult with an injury I’m dealing with. I wonder what it is that holds back necessary change? I ended up borrowing Rick Kausman’s book “If not dieting, then what” and concluded that my battle with food has a lot to do with psychological matters and not so much with knowledge of what is helpful for me to put into my body. I am truly stumped though. Why am I not able to choose long-term commitment and looking for a quick solution on this one? Past weight-loss efforts have been tied to big things like my wedding. Rewards these days seem a little too elusive to aim for. I wish I could do something for myself and not have my efforts tied up in what another person thinks.
What has worked for you? What have you used to motivate you towards lasting change? It doesn’t have to be weightloss, but maybe you have a general principle I can apply in my case?
(By the way, the image included in this post is a much younger me, deliberately blurry so it just gives you an idea of what I look like!).