We start off super motivated
Everything is new and exciting .
But then we hit that low.
We question ourselves.
Well, what if this is actually NECESSARY for change to happen?
I mean, think of kids.
We just accept that there are phases in how they grow up.
People say to me “ah my baby is keeping me up, I’m struggling with sleep”
To which I think “ah I remember that phase”
And others say to me “I remember that phase when you have both kids starting school, different clubs, and gets busy”
But we all just accept these as phases of growing up.
So what if we just accepted that this was an important part of change?
Like a child experiencing obstacles for the first time
Like a child experiencing setbacks / failure for the first time.
It’s inevitable and essential for growth
This emotional cycle of change might sound familiar to you:
Stage 1: Uninformed optimism → you know, when you start something new. You are motivated. Excited.
Stage 2: Informed pessimism –> you start to think ‘this is hard’…”I am not sure I can do this”…<<< bit like a few weeks in to parenthood…
Stage 3: Pit of despair –> you feel low….and look for the next shiny object to give you that UNINFORMED OPTIMISM again
And we are back to Stage 1 and we repeat AGAIN…
That is the yoyo dieting cycle..
We make it through to
Stage 4: Informed Optimism –> you accept where you are now. You have that self-awareness. Focus on progress not perfection and although it may seem slower, is actually FASTER because you don’t give up and end up back at Stage 1…
Stage 5: Success and fulfilment – new habits are forming. You get a real reward and a feeling of achievement …
I will be going over this in a bit more detail inside our September Reboot programme which is now open 🙂
Specifically for women 40+ who pretty much know what to do but need the accountability to do
So they can get fit, tone up and develop a better relationship with food…
If you’d like more info
Message me with ‘reboot’ and I’ll get you the details.
I’ll leave you with this…
Change is hard..
But at the same time it is the best thing in the world…
as Albert Einstein apparently said:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
It makes you think:
Are we here just to ‘get through it’ or are we here to make a difference and enjoy it?