It’s the old mindset, pure and simple.
The other day hubby told me I “moved skinny.” Then said, “You must feel skinny.”
And you know what? That day I did. My mood was light. I had music on. I felt healthy and energetic.
His words have me pondering.
Why, at my new weight, do I have days I DON’T move skinny?
Or feel skinny.
It’s been 2 years since I lost weight. But sometimes I still see myself as much heavier than I am.
Honestly, sometimes in my head I’m fifty or more pounds over weight. I feel sluggish. I feel the discouragement of weight gain. In the mirror of my mind sometimes I see this:
When I’m more like this:
In reality, I’ve gained a little from my lowest point, but I still move skinny. I still live better and stronger. I still fit into my new clothes.
I think my husband hit on something important that day.
What happens to me when I start thinking heavy again? I am sluggish. I eat more. I move less and with greater effort.
When I remember I’ve changed and am changing, I have more self-control. I want to be active. I am more energetic.
I think that was as true as I was losing weight as now when I seek to maintain the weight loss. So much is in the MIND. What do I see THERE? What self-talk am I allowing?
Do I see an overcomer? Do I tell myself I CAN?
Or do I allow my past struggles to define me?
I’m shocked to be dealing with this issue again two years later. It’s easy to forget the hard-earned mindset of one who believes in who she is becoming instead of who she’s been.
But whether we’re losing weight or maintaining the loss, it’s imperative.
Thinking skinny helps me feel skinny which helps me move skinny which helps me BE skinny!
Until Next Time,