I often find myself fighting against the very place where my thoughts come from….my own mind. Why is so hard to change our inner monologue?
Our P90X measurements were this week. And all week-long I’ve been dreading the moment. I’m feeling a little out of sorts right now. The weird thing about weight loss is it doesn’t all come off at the same time in equal places.
No instead you end up with a weird bunch and an uneven middle. And I have been fighting to stay positive this week. I’m down 65 pounds from where I started and yet sometimes I look in the mirror and do that same “Ugh I’m so fat” conversation with myself in the morning. I hate it. And I need to change it.
And honestly my head is lying…while I feel blah my measurements don’t lie I’m down another 5 and a half inches since January!
My head is often lying it turns out.
It tries to sell out my legs in workouts.
It makes me think I can’t possibly hold a plank for another 5 seconds.
And sometimes it even tries to convince my arms that they can’t lift another pound.
I call LIAR!
The hardest part in this entire journey has been learning to push past my brain. While my head lies and says I’m at the limit, my body knows better. The struggle is knowing the perfect moment when your head is lying. Your head is scared, it is fearful, and sometimes it’s a pessimist. Those aren’t the best qualities in decision-making.
And right in that moment you identify the lie and push through. That’s where the prize is!
Question of the day: Has your head ever sold you out?