Time for the second installment of my new series exploring words and concepts that help me with…well, with life in general, but I’m focusing on how they help me manage my weight. I’m hoping this alphabetical exploration will help ME stay on track, and maybe help you with new insights or ideas of your own. (I’m also hoping you’ll share them. )
My list for the letter ‘B’ is short, but it has some pretty important-to-me concepts.
Believe – One of my biggest thought shifts in losing weight successfully was the real and true belief that I could achieve my goals. Of course, this occurred after I changed my goals from specific weight loss to actionable goals and made them incremental rather than trying to do them all at once. It’s much easier to believe in success when the goal is within your control, and when you truly believe you can do something, you notice even the smallest evidence of success.
Back-up Plans – It’s good to have a plan, but having a good back-up plan (or three) is an equally good idea. Anticipating obstacles or deviations from routine and identifying potential workarounds gives me a greater feeling of control. I’m far less likely to make an unwise choice if I’m calm.
Bounce Back – (Oooh, a double B!) For those times when all of the aforementioned plans go out the window (and they will) and I bounce right off-track, I give myself a mental shake and bounce right back on it. (Seriously, I actually visualize myself doing a jump squat and landing on a track. But we all know I’m kind of nerdy that way.)
And that’s my short, but important, B-words. Do you have any of your own to add?