Let me first say that I used to avoid pictures like the PLAGUE. I’d become so uncomfortable. I’d leave the room or offer to take the picture. Often, I flat out refuse to be in it. I’m such I seemed like a total b*tch.
But I was embarrassed. Really embarrassed.
I hated seeing myself in pictures. I hated being unable to deny how big I was. I hated seeing how other people saw me. It was painful.
I can’t imagine that I’m the only one.
Are you hating your Christmas pictures? Or did you intentionally stay out of them, limiting the memories you’ll have? Limiting the memories that your kids will have of you all together as a family?
Limiting what exists of your past?
Sigh. I know. I understand. I still struggle with pictures even after losing almost 150 lbs.
But listen: PLEASE DON’T DIET. Please don’t see those pictures, get disgusted, and react in the way you always do: “time to get strict”. No. No. Just no. That approach doesn’t work.
That’s the old pattern. Motivational trigger (like pictures), all-or-nothing approach, focus fades, back to old habits, repeat.
It doesn’t work.
Instead, I want to challenge you to identify just ONE change you can make. Just one. Make you can work towards drinking less soda. Maybe you can work on having just one indulgence each day instead of several. Maybe you want to try one new, healthy recipe each day.
The key is to slowly & gradually build new habits. The all-or-nothing approach ends with nothing.
I know that’s easier said than done. I know it’s tough to imagine how you can actually get there. If this is a struggle for you, please don’t miss this free, detailed training video on how you can begin to get to the root of what is holding you back.