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my husband made me mad

I was so freaking mad at my husband! I was trying to rest and he was making as much noise as possible (I was sure of it!). My problem however, was not the noise my husband was making, it was the fact I didn’t set myself up for success to begin with!

my husband made me mad

I was so freaking mad at my husband! 😡

I was trying to rest and he was making as much noise as possible (I was sure of it!).

I had finally decided to listen to my body and lay down, but I wasn’t able to sleep!

IT WAS TOO NOISY!

My problem however, was not the noise my husband was making, it was the fact I didn’t set myself up for success to begin with!

You see, I am a huge advocate of listening to our bodies and honouring them. My body was crying out for me to have a “toes up” so I did just that.

But I picked the living room couch…on Super Bowl Sunday.

How was that a good idea?

If I just wanted to ‘rest’, it would have been fine. But I wanted to ‘sleep’, which was not conducive to being in the central area of our home while the world’s most popular sports game was being played!

Do you do this with weight loss?

You know, you have a desire to lose weight but perhaps not set yourself up for success in all areas?

 

For example, have you decided you are going to cut back on sugar this week, only to realize a special day is coming this weekend which most likely means, sharing a nice dinner, bottle of Merlot and some yummy chocolates with your partner?

Let me guess how it will work out…

You’ll do really well all week – but when Sunday comes, you get flustered because you haven’t made a plan. So, instead, you’ll have a glass and a few chocolates, but then decide you might as well have more, since you have already “blown it!”.

You chalk the whole experience up to more evidence that you are just NOT meant to “stick to a plan” and lose weight…EVER!

I see this with so many of my clients.

They do this when creating their meal plan. They come out of the gate planning all 21 meals (7 days x Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and then life hits.

They notice they missed following it perfectly, which they take to mean, they can’t do it at all.

They get frustrated with themselves and give up.

Instead, as their coach, I help them see the meals they DID stick to and remind them of the success they have had. This helps them feel more encouraged and hopeful that they CAN do this!

If you are on the journey to creating a healthier relationship with food and with yourself, you have to learn how to start making time for yourself so you can start having success.

 

In love and light,

Laurie

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