I know this can be a divisive topic: is there any merit to using affirmations for weight loss? Is it just woo-woo-hippy-dippy happy talk?

From my experience with weight loss, business building and finances, affirmations make a huge difference and here’s why: your thoughts drive your choices.

The way you think has a massive influence on the actions you take and the decisions you make.

Affirmations are a valuable (free) tool that will help you optimize your choices and overcome excuses. Today I want to share an affirmation one of my 12 WT clients is using and I think it’s a great starting point!

Affirmations for Weight Loss or Overcoming Excuses

I’ve spent the last 10 days reaching out to my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients. I want to know what’s going well. I want to know what’s not going well. I want to know how I can help.

As much as I send these emails to help them, inevitably, they inspire ME.

One of my clients replied yesterday and, in the process of sharing with me what she’s going to do differently this week, she said:

I choose to be rare. 

I absolutely LOVE that. I choose to be rare.

Think about it:

Your excuses, exceptions, excuses, doubts and delay….they’re overplayed. They’re common. Average. They are anything but rare. 

I choose to be rare” is a powerful mantra.

When you’re facing a decision, do you want to maintain your status quo? Continue to live in your comfort zone? Continue to settle for average? Continue to fuel your excuses, doubts or delays?

Or will you choose to be rare?

I choose to be rare in my work ethic.

I choose to be rare in my committment to choices that make me feel my best.

I choose to be rare in my decision to be present instead of distracted.

I choose to be rare in the way I communicate with kindess, patience and generosity.

I choose to be rare. 

Want to see more affirmations for weight loss, behavior change or overcoming excuses? I created this list a couple years ago. And I created this list more recently after spending an inspiring weekend with the Primal Potential Masters Club.

If this is a topic you want to learn more about or optimize in your own life, here are a couple podcast episodes related to positive affirmations for weight loss, for success and really, for overall life optimization.

205: Use Your Mind to Transform Your Body

472: Change Your Mind

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