When I teach my weight loss classes one of the exercises we work through is developing our own personal mantras. After I lost all my weight I realized that I had my own mantra:
Even after all these years, that mantra is always somewhere in my mind. Choices I make each day are often filtered through that saying of Never Go Back. Do I want that cookie? Maybe. But will it keep me on course and help me to never return to the obese life. Probably not.
Do I really want to sleep in or do I want to get up and exercise? Well, I may want to sleep in, but I want to “never go back” into the life of obesity more, so nine times out of ten I get up and exercise. I’m never sorry when I do.
I’ve asked other people throughout the years what their own personal mantras are and I’ve gotten responses such as:
Always make the effort.
Don’t give up on yourself.
Always finish what you start
Make my dreams a reality.
Make my children and my spouse proud.
Be brave. Take risks.
You don’t give up at the end, you go harder
Don’t EVER give up!
Strength, Focus, Discipline
As I’ve told you, mine is NEVER GO BACK! I never want to go back to living in fear of breaking chairs, feeling isolated from the world, and watching my health deteriorate at a rapid pace. I never want to live like that again.
So, here’s the question of the day! What’s your personal mantra? Please share. Diane