Welcome to Week 2 in my Feel Better Eat Better Journey.
This week I want to dive into the inner work that has to take place in this journey. What is the role of fear and negative beliefs has in the weight loss journey. Am I blocking myself from experiencing growth because I am afraid of what would happen if I lose weight.
I am a strong believer in the Laws of Attraction. I listened to Abraham Hicks videos on a weekly basis and a tenet of his belief is that we have the power to create our own reality through our thoughts.
When I look at the past, I can see that I have been my own saboteur in my journey. I didn’t believe it was possible so I didn’t do the work or allowed for the miracles to happen.
This time around I want to do things differently. I want to acknowledge my fears and negative beliefs. I want to transform them into opportunities.
What are my Weight Loss Fears ?
- I am afraid to be seen
- I am afraid of attention
- I am afraid that my body won’t look good smaller
- I am afraid that I am going to fail
- I am going to struggle with my weight for the rest of my life
- I am going to gain it all back
- That it’s a gimmick that I am doing
How to turn a weight loss fears into an opportunity?
The first two fears are around others seeing me. I am afraid of being visible. In some ways, it’s why I sabotage my success with weight loss and this blog. I am afraid of others commenting on my appearance.
Growing up I was bullied. I was called fat girl. It was demoralizing. I thought if I could find the right diet, I would lose the weight and the attention would be off from me. It didn’t work.
Instead of fearing the attention, for today I choose to embrace it. I am going to be visible through this blog. I am making my journey public. I am choosing to schedule a photo shoot in April to take new shots in my body as it is. Yup, I am facing my fear head on.
When it comes to the fear of failure. I have to accept that doing nothing or being in the status quo means I am failing. If I choose to take action then I am in the direction of success.
This is not a gimmick. This is real life. I am practicing portion control. I am eliminating the soda habit. I am meditating and visualizing my body in a smaller size. I am working out regularly.
In the comments below, please share your own weight loss fears or negative beliefs? Most importantly, share how you are planning to overcome them?