We’ve been taught that weekends are for relaxation and cheat days. Some of us battle this concept and choose to work instead. Some of us simply go with the flow and prepare heavily. With snacks, pizzas, take-out or why not eating at a restaurant. While there’s no problem in doing this, you might be on a diet or simply want to lose weight. So, you try to refrain from eating. You try to be ‘good’. But at some point, you say ‘Heck, I only have one life! I want to enjoy it.’
That is the moment you can use to fuel your weekend weight loss motivation. That right there: your frustration and strength in making a decision is what’s missing. But I lovingly suggest you shift that focus and strength on your weight loss. You re-frame your words to suit your needs. Because you know you need to lose weight if you want to have a healthy and long life. Ok, nobody can guarantee that even if you lose weight. Yet, it’s true that you have higher chances of making it happen.
Know What You Want
When you decide that you want to lose weight, then you take in everything that you can get. You do research, you jump on weight loss programs, find a coach, an accountability partner, a nutritionist. You start doing the work. You see opportunities to lose weight and to gain additional knowledge every step of the way.
This is the power of intention. A strong intention takes you a long way, allowing you to get the results you’re after. And this is an important part of losing weight. It’s so much easier to identify and take the path that leads you to successful results.
And it all starts with awareness.
Acknowledge The Actual Meaning
So, instead of saying ‘I am tired of this. I want to eat as others do. And I want to enjoy the weekend without blaming myself for eating too much. Life is too short to eat in moderation.’ you acknowledge the actual meaning behind what you are saying.
What is it that you really mean by that? Are you giving up on your dreams and desires? You no longer want to lose weight? Because if that’s the case, at least you eliminate stress from your life, the stress of wanting to lose weight and not succeeding.
Does it mean that you choose to live a shorter life so that you can enjoy food? Are you saying that the people who eat in moderation i.e. exactly what they need to stay alive, satisfied, and healthy, don’t value their lives?
It is so easy to see things as we want them to be. And that in itself is super powerful. Because you can use that power and change your thoughts, beliefs, and reality.
Re-frame Your Excuses
Once you acknowledge the actual meaning of your words, then you can re-frame everything. How can you change the wording and the intention? By linking what is with what you want to achieve. How can you still stay on track with your weight loss results while having fun on the weekend?
In words, it may sound like this ‘I have already eaten the food that I need to have the energy to do what I want. What do I want to do? Life is too short to spend it eating more than I need. What other activities can I do to make the most of this wonderful experience?’
Think of other fun activities that make you feel like you’re not missing out on anything. What’s something that you always do that gives you pleasure and doesn’t mess with your weight? Plus, the more you think about it, life is not all about the food. You discover in you so many more meaningful traits, hobbies, activities that you can do all day long.
To sum up:
- Know what you want. It’s easier to handle everything once you know where your intention is focused on.
- Acknowledge the actual meaning of your words and actions. This way you always make a conscious decision.
- Re-frame your intentions, words, and actions. Focus on all others activities that bring you joy.
Practice these during the weekend. And then move on to the entire week. Day by day. Sentence by sentence.
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