Why do you want to lose weight?
There are about a million surface reasons why most of us want to lose weight. Deep down, it comes to wanting to feel good about ourselves.
But in the heat of the moment, when you’re staring down a piece of cherry pie (my personal favorite) and you’re not hungry, it helps to have a really strong ‘why’.
How do you want to feel when you’re at your ideal weight?
Proud… confident… empowered?
How will you walk? How will you carry yourself? What will be different about you, besides your size? How will the people in your life treat you? How will you treat yourself?
Now, picture yourself waking up one day. While you were sleeping, a miracle happened. Your body is at its comfortable, natural weight.
Visualize yourself going through your day.
What would you eat for breakfast? Why? Would choosing this food feel difficult or effortless?
Do you exercise?
How does it feel to be in this new body? See yourself getting dressed. Picture it in detail. Go through your whole day, imagining all your actions and interactions, your thoughts, your feelings.
Notice how good you feel.
Now, come back to the present.
Everything in the miracle you just imagined can start right now.
Because all the good feelings you just had… came from your thoughts.
So, if you can imagine those feelings in your daydream, you have the ability to create them right now.
And the better you feel right now, the easier it will be to take actions that will lead you to your natural weight.
Take a hint from how elite athletes prepare for a competition: envision yourself at your goal weight–not just how you will look and what you will wear, but more importantly, how you will feel.
Choose these feelings for yourself now.
You’ll be amazed at how much easier weight loss will be.