by Linda Neiheisel, CPS
“Keep your mean old jelly roll Mister King of the Blues
I’m riding my bike to the Lighter Side Dealership
And trading my jelly roll for a six pack of abs”
I stood in front of the mirror. It wasn’t long before my critical voice brutally commented,” You look like a busted can of biscuits in that shirt.”
I drew a deep breath and cut short the negative self talk. Remembering my Intentional Peer Support Training, I realized that when I dwell on what I want to move away from it is like driving a car forward while looking in the rear view mirror. It doesn’t exactly work.
What does work is picturing in my mind what I do want. I knew I could see myself at 140 pounds again so I started playing with that thought.
“Just for today I will exercise my way toward a 140 pound body weight.” Suddenly a little wave of hope swept over me and I smiled. That simple statement gave me the courage to go even further and believe that not only could I restructure my thinking but reshape my body too.
In light of this realization…I offer you some affirmations to help move toward a better size and shape.
Just For Today…
I exercise my way toward my ideal body size.
I choose to take a walk instead of a nap to move toward a better weight.
I visualize myself lifting 20 pounds to gain my perfect weight.
I empower myself by consistently exercising every day.
I congratulate myself for sticking to my food plan.
I allow myself to feel satisfied with a smaller portion.
I free myself with a clean diet and consistent exercise.
I move toward progress and not perfection.
I embrace my effort to eat well and exercise every day.
I grow closer to loving myself as I move toward a healthy weight.