I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been a bit sleep deprived with the new daughter so things have strted to slip a little, if you haven’t seen theme this is part 3 of a 4 part post on my MESH principles (part 1 and 2 can be found on the spiritual fat loss and the losing fat is mental section).
So the next part of MESH is the Emotional part, now emotions are literally Energy in motion or E-motion, so this is where people can get a little confused due to different perspectives At one end we have the doom and gloom squad, nothing works, eating clean food is hard work, exercise hurts, nothing works, blah, blah, blah…. These people are so entrenched in negativity that they only experience fear, if something good happens they auto-correct to replace that feeling with fear!
At the other end of the spectrum are the happy clappers, everything is positive, only good things happen, world is perfect, etc, they also think that when something doesn’t work (diet, exercise) then it’s the end of the world… They crash, BIG style!!!
So the key..?
Sit somewhere between the two, accept that there is no positive or negative, you are looking at two sides of the same coin, when all put together they work as one and get you even faster results.
Look fat loss works from both perspectives, if you acknowledge there will be highs and lows, during the highs rather than getting elated and screaming like mad, acknowledge your success, say well done and also acknowledge the price you’ve paid to get there, whatever that may be; change in diet, exercise, time away from family, change in work, etc (you know when you add to one thing, you can lose in another, make sure you acknowledge that price).
Alos duing the low points, when your weight loss isn’t as fast as hoped, rather than losing hope, giving up and stuffing your face which means you end up fatter than when you started. Ask what is the good in this, literally write down 1 good things that have come from it? Once you have 1, then get 10, then 20, then 50…. Not losing that 1lb seems a little different now right?
Now don’t get me wrong, there are times when getting emotional can help, it’s called the ‘big WHY’ i.e. if you want to lose the weight then ask WHY is this important to me? What reason do I have for succeeding? this is where you DO get E-motional, get the best reason why ever, because if you get a good enough WHY, you can overcome any HOW. In English, there will be times when things don’t go to plan, you’re tired, can’t be bothered etc…
Your WHY will get your arse up off the floor at those times and get you to take one more step forward, it doesn’t have to be big, just going forward is important!!
This will keep you on track for fat loss success permanently so you achieve ALL your fat loss goals! You get emotional at the right points and also remain in control so they don’t destroy your progress towards happiness.