Everything was going so well. Gym membership, box diet or calorie counting yourself, willingness to change. And suddenly it ended – everything fell apart like a soap bubble. One evening of stress was enough. A piece of chocolate, a packet of crisps, a can of coke. The next day, as part of improving well-being, visit McDonald’s. And so we did not notice the day after day, and one week has passed, another, and another… And what about our weight loss? We start again, with new enthusiasm and motivation, and it all lasts up to a point. Why is this happening? And if it’s already happening, how can we get back on track quickly?
Why are we giving up
There can be a lot of reasons associated with giving up on the weight loss process. For some it is typical stress, which caused a total decrease in motivation, for others chronic fatigue and lack of strength to be in check, for others a temporary breakdown due to lack of effects, which caused an avalanche of various situations. Many of us start over and over again, over and over again, with the same strong motivation that falls and booms. Everything starts again. So what can you do to be able to get back on track right after such a crisis? How do you work to stop after one day of departure, and not get caught up in the avalanche of bad habits for the next few months?
First of all – we can’t be too harsh on ourselves
Very often, we make a big mistake and immediately focus on a strict approach to the topic of weight loss. This is a big mistake, because after all we give up very quickly and give up. In order not to give up, it is worth making changes in your habits gradually so that the body can get used to them. When we go astray, let us not immediately give ourselves the biggest punishments, but let us quickly mobilize and keep going. If we have already taken three steps forward and one step back, then we are still two ahead from those who are standing at the start all the time. Let us not give ourselves punishments, but if we do something wrong, we should immediately draw conclusions from it and move forward.
Secondly, reflection is important
We breathe deeply, we feel guilty, we fall down, we feel bad. At this point, however, it is definitely worth asking the question why, because that is how we are able to find out the reason for this state of affairs. If we break down the whole process into prime factors, maybe we’ll be able to draw conclusions from the lesson and we will not be able to fall again, because we will be even stronger? We never sweep anything under the rug, we only clean the rubbish and strive to avoid getting dirty again.
Third – support
Undoubtedly, support for every person plays a paramount value. No matter how strong we are, support from family or friends is a very important element on the way to achieving happiness and self-satisfaction. If we fall because we quit, because we eat unhealthy, because we stopped exercising, it is definitely worth having people around us who will lift us, straighten out our crown and say – keep pushing, because you can do it. Sometimes one text can completely change our approach.
Everyone can fall, but the most important thing is to be able to get up. This really is the overriding element and this is what you should focus 100% on. Nobody is perfect and there are deviations, but then let’s not get paranoid, do not punish ourselves and do not give up further work on ourselves, because something did not work out. We draw conclusions and go even further with our strength and power.