Speaking Life Over Your Goals
By Meggan Larson
I’ve never been one for affirmations or pep talks especially if I’m talking to myself. I can’t help but feel a little silly talking to myself out loud in the mirror while my husband raises his eyebrows beside me. Vision boards, pep talks, affirmations, speaking scripture over myself out loud, etc are not things I’ve ever given much thought to. I’ve certainly never considered doing them. The problem is though, that this has been a season of deep hurts in my life and as a result much of the weight I’m carrying seems to be the result of emotional wounds…
It’s really hard to feel worthy when the people closest to you hurt you. I don’t know about you, but when I’m hurting I tend to stop caring about myself for a while. I eat badly, I don’t get much sleep, I do things I know I shouldn’t, all with the thought that it doesn’t really matter anyway. It’s hard to function properly when you’ve been wounded. One thing I know is that how I’ve typically handled situations like these hasn’t worked out well for me in the long run so I’ve been doing my best to keep an open mind about new things I haven’t previously tried. Enter in daily pep talks. I’ve been reading a book called “Pep Talk” by Terri Savelle-Foy and in it she talks about the importance of speaking good things over ourselves – especially scripture.
The key is speaking the words out loud though because it’s hard to fight negative thoughts with more thoughts. When you speak out loud your mind focuses on that instead. A lot of us have negative programming always playing in the background of our minds and we find ourselves struggling with the same thing again and again. Fighting to lose the same 10lbs again and again, not being able to get back into ONEderland, self-sabotaging your efforts at the smallest sign of success. If any of this is sounding familiar to you, you may want to try something new as well.
The fact is, the Trim Healthy Mama plan works. If you follow it properly you will absolutely lose weight. If keeping it off and not regaining the weight you’ve lost is your issue then I’m willing to guess that you have some negative programming playing over and over in the background of your mind. It could have been placed there by people you love who have hurt you in the past but you don’t have to play that old script anymore if you don’t want to. It is so important to speak life over our goals and dreams and keep them at the forefront of our minds. Life and death is literally in the power of our tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Notice that it doesn’t say it’s in the power of our minds. What we speak is important. I’d urge you to start paying attention to what you’re speaking out loud everyday and see if it’s helping your journey or hindering it.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…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!