Be Kind To Yourself
By Meggan Larson
We are three weeks into January and honestly, this is typically a tipping point for many people. You may be finding it hard to push through and keep the commitment you made to yourself. You may be feeling deprived and feeling like it’s just so hard to maintain this new lifestyle that you’ve started questioning whether or not it’s worth it to continue.
Let me assure you…
It’s worth it. This may be the time that you need to remind yourself of exactly how you felt with the extra weight. How stuck, frustrated, and discouraged you had become. This is the time that you’ll be tested to see if you will push through. This is one of those moments that will determine how the rest of your 2018 will go.
Maybe your goal weight seems unattainable now that you’ve actually started out the year. If that’s the case then just change your goal! Cut it in half! Wouldn’t you be thrilled being halfway to your goal weight this year than even further away from it at the end? Friends hear me on this. Don’t let discouragement rob you of any more goals. Don’t give up on yourself; not now, not ever. It’s not too hard, it IS worth it, and yes you CAN do this.
If you need extra help ask for it. If the plan you’re on isn’t working find one that does. Nothing is set in stone here so stop treating your goals like they’ve been sealed in cement. Strive for progress, not perfection. Most plans are not executed perfectly so don’t get down on yourself for messing up this month. It’s really not a big deal. If you have a goal to lose 6lbs/month to get to goal weight by December and that goal is weighing heavily on you because you’ve only lost 2lbs this month ~ change the goal. Celebrate the fact that you’ve lost 2lbs! Any progress is good!
I feel like we give ourselves such a hard time for not being exactly where we want to be but my goodness, we need to lighten up! We need to give ourselves the same grace we would extend to a dear friend. So for the rest of this month treat yourself like you would a friend. Speak to yourself like you would speak to a friend. And encourage yourself the same way you would encourage a dear sister. Be good to you!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!