The heat and sunshine create a spence of urgency for weight loss. It is time to change over the wardrobe. This can be a rude awakening when the clothes don’t fit or weight has been redistributed.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Pull out your summer clothes. Try everything on and get a reality check. You still have time to drop a size or two. You might be at a place of contentment with your size. Then donate all of the clothes that you no longer wear and go shopping.
Feel good in your body! There are plenty of great gently used clothing stores like Plato’s Closet, Clothes Mentor, etc. You can have a new summer wardrobe without spending a lot of money. This is a wonderful solution for you to dress trendily while changing your body.
Assemble your team to help you succeed. You are not on your journey alone. Losing weight, eating healthy and working out takes a lot of energy. Making changes takes time. People want instant gratification which is not realistic in most cases. A faster way to create change is what I call “stacking the deck in your favor.” That means you seek out ways to succeed in an effortless way. This includes not testing your ability to overcome obstacles.
If you want to lose weight but routinely go into a bakery for coffee, it is only a matter of time and you will eventually add a dessert. Then you will feel guilty and remorseful. Why put yourself through that? Stack the deck in your favor, make coffee at home instead. If you do have to pick up desserts, have someone else stop at the bakery. It is okay to play to win, especially when the prize is your health!
A fast and effective way to transform negative beliefs into positive is with self hypnosis. Your mind is a sponge and will absorb what it is exposed to. As you clarify what you want in life ask yourself what this looks and feels like. Get an image and feeling to support your goal. Then spend 5-10 minutes again visualizing this as your reality. This will naturally induce a light hypnotic trance. The subconscious mind responds well to self hypnosis. It is relaxing and expedites change because it bypasses the critical part of your conscious mind. You will want to do this daily.