I have been quite open about my struggles with unhelpful thoughts, but believe it or not, I am quite a positive person. I love how just being positive about a situation can change how you feel about everything. For example, I weigh 104.1Kg as of this morning (yep, squeezed in a sneaky mid week weigh!!). I can either be despondent by this number and let it tell me how hopeless I am to have let myself get to that weight or how hard it will be to lose all the weight I need to to be in a healthy weight range. Or I can say good on me, I've lost 3+ kilos and I'm obviously making some good choices and there's every indication that I can keep doing that.
In both scenarios I am in exactly the same situation, same weight, no variables except the positive or negative slant I put on things. With a negative slant everything becomes hopeless, difficult and beyond reach. With a positive mindset I become empowered and hopeful. No difference in physical situation - poles apart in terms of psychological well being!!
Here are my 3 favourite positives from the 12wbt so far, remembering that it is only Day 12.....
- I have learned that I can be patient for the weight loss and fitness I want and that I can be consistent and disciplined in order to achieve them.
- I've been given amazing support by so many people I don't even know. Honestly, the forums, blogs and facebook comments add immeasurably to the 12wbt. I have been encouraged and been able to encourage.
- I've given myself a whizz bang new set of bathroom scales, a beautiful set of kitchen scales, a fab watch/heart rate monitor and new work out gear!! (I was sounding a tad tooooo earnest, so I thought I'd sling this one in. Can't wait until I can give myself nice new clothes or Lorna Jane work out gear!)