Like most people, I've started the last few years with a goal to lose weight, feel better, etc. I've started out strong, but I just couldn't motivate myself to really committ to something. I knew that I needed to lose weight. I knew that I just didn't feel like myself. The problem was that it wasn't THAT much weight - maybe 10-15 pounds - so I would excuse it away... "maybe if I take different lunches" "maybe if I don't keep snacks at work"... of course that didn't work at all and here I am, still at the same spot.
This year will be different though. During the holidays I had a conversation with a woman in my mom's book group who's a hypnotherapist. We were talking about her job, how it works, etc, and she said something that really hit home for me. She was talking about how many people use hynotherapy for weight loss and she said "it's really all about self-love about taking away those barriers that tell you that you're not worth the time to spend on you". Wow. Okay. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that she's right. I don't do it intentionally, but subconsciously I do put everything else first - my job, my volunteer efforts, my family - and I wasn't taking care of ME. Not that I'm some martyr, but I never looked at my own health as some thing that I "owed" myself.
This year it will be different and I'm really hoping that by using this blog and the community on this site I can make it happen and make it stick.