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Are you "hoping" you won't blow up your diet this weekend ?

Are you going into the weekend “hoping not to blow it”, “hoping to stay on track”, ”hoping you don’t have to start over again on Monday”? Well, hope is not a plan. Here’s what’s happening with that thought. When we think “we hope”, in essence we’re relying on an external force to work in our favor. This thought actually comes from a place of mistrust or self doubt. Our unconscious mind has a record of all our failed attempts, creating the belief that we can’t trust ourselves to make advantageous decisions.  And sometimes, we’re just in conflict with ourselves. There is the part of us that has weight loss goals and there is the part of us that gets exhausted by the constant restriction and those two parts aren’t negotiating with each other. If any of this resonates with you, I have a simple exercise that can help you move from “hoping” to “planning”. 

  1. Create a vision of how you want to feel at the end of the weekend. Picture how you want to feel physically and how you want to feel about yourself.

  2. As you go through the weekend, remind yourself of your vision. When you’re making nutrition decisions, ask yourself “is this specific choice worth delaying my health goals for the day?” If the answer is yes, enjoy it. If the answer is no, wait for the next decision and ask yourself the question again. 

  3. At the end of the weekend, reflect. What went well? What didn’t? Think about not just your choices, but your “thinking” around you and your choices. Learn the lessons from the weekend and see this as an opportunity to grow. 

This exercise gets those two parts of our mind negotiating and this exercise allows you executive decision making part of your brain to be in charge. When your choices come from the part of your brain, you can start to trust yourself, and slowly you believe you can trust yourself, building confidence and squashing doubt. 

If you’re struggling with self-sabotage and are ready to break the cycle of starting over, you can absolutely do it! You just need the tools. Click HERE to set up a free call with me. 

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