Have you ever spoken these famous last words “I can’t,” or “this is too hard,” then simply gave up on your goal? Perhaps you are one that is more afraid of what would happen if you did lose those last 10 pounds. Then what? You may have to commit to keeping it off or make permanent changes to your comfortable lifestyle.
To understand how easy it is to sabotage your success in anything you must first understand the root is fear.
Second, it’s important to identify where the fear is coming from. The two main areas of fear are Fear of Success and Fear of Failure. If you are not where you want to be you are battling one or both of them. Acts of sabotage are merely the outward symptom, action or inaction that stems from either a fear of success or fear of failure. Fear is real and can be valid reason you have developed an unhealthy relationship to food.
Isaiah 41:10 tells us
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Has self-sabatoge been stopping you from achieving your goals?
It is possible to discover clues that you may be allowing this fear of sabotaging your weight loss goals.
It’s important to learn how to notice and transform even the most subtle behaviors.
Have you ever said this to yourself..
- all fat is bad?
- Carbs are either good or bad?
- Salt and sugar will eventually kill you?
- Skipping meals will help you lose weight
- Certain foods will make you fat?
- If I lift weights I will bulk up
- I am so busy I don’t have time to exercise
- I will never eat …… again!
- My Moms family had heavy thighs that’s why I do
- My children are overweight because it runs in our family
All of the above are beliefs you may have created because you heard it somewhere, believed it and made it a subconscious view. These are all examples of how you may be sabotaging your success. Your beliefs will pull you in one direction or another and affects all areas of your life, not just food.