It’s alright for them
There I was getting excited for the sea
And the waves..
But for some reason
Whilst others were flying back to the shore
I had yet to catch a wave..
UNTIL.. I remembered a few
wise old words
From where you hold the bodyboard
To how where the wave breaks
To where you shift your weight ..
And WOW.…do you shoot faster than a
glass of vino on a Saturday night…
Just this simple, little tweak completely changed
my whole experience…even though I was on the exact same thing that I found slow and frustrating just 2 minutes ago….
And sometimes it’s just this
simple shift in the way you think that can help
you get started.
Get away from “but what if I’m not good enough’
And towards ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to find out?” I
mean, when you think of all the things that have gone wrong in the past, am I right in saying they’re rarely as bad as you thought they’d be?
And you’re still here, so that’s something.
So, how can you get started today?
1. Whenever something negative happens, flip it, and ask ‘how can I use this positively?”
Example: You did so well then ended up eating a few bags of crisps and a cookie before bed.
a) Are you actually over your food target for the day? If no, well you’ve still done well and eating this so-called bad food, may actually benefit you…at least psychologically to stick to this
b) Would it be easier for you if it wasn’t in the
c) Do you feel it would be of benefit if you put
these foods you love in your day and allowed for them? AKA is it the guilt about having the food that’s the issue or the food itself?
d) remember you have a choice: you have permission to eat any of these foods you like. Like everything in life, these have costs and benefits
2. Batch cook on a Sunday (or any day that suits) so you have at least enough for the next day or so (this is still progress)
3. Put a portion of protein on your plate at each meal (lean meats, dairy, fish, eggs, quorn, beans, eggs)
4. Don’t compare ACTUAL progress to IDEAL
progress (if you forget this, it’s a sure fire to set yourself up to fail)