The first thing is first. Let’s create awareness.
What if I told you that losing weight, getting fit and or getting strong is not the answer.
That the pain is at a deeper level.
And although losing weight, getting fit and or getting strong can help.
The pain is deeper because there something else inside that is going on.
Take me for example, when I was younger, I found that I was not confident in my own skin because I was always told I was too skinny. That made me self conscious, so I wanted to be bigger so I could fit in. Why did I feel like I didn’t fit in? What made me feel like that?
Why wasn’t I confident at the time, I now realize with myself it is because I kept comparing myself to others and cared what others thought. Then I asked myself why did I care what others thought? Why do other people’s opinions matter to me?
I kept asking and searching for more answers. Over time as I dug deeper to find answers, I was able to change how I thought and what I could do to make myself confident in my own skin and not have to worry about how much I weighed.
I want you to think about this. Break everything down. Because if you are truly aware of why you are not confident in your own skin now. Then it can be fixed.
What’s the point of reaching that goal weight to still feel guilty eating food, still not feel confident in your own skin, to still care what numbers show on the scales.
Being free from internal stresses is huge.
Think about these questions and break them down as much as possible:
Why am I not confident in my own skin now?
Why can’t I be confident now?
Also, why does my weight matter to me?
Why do I feel guilty when eating food?
What does a confident/happy me look like?
What can I do to make myself confident and happy?
Spend a lot of time thinking and analyzing these questions. It will open up what really matters, how you think, who you are and the path you can take to be confident in your own skin and to not feel guilty when eating food.
Read, Part 2 to be confident in your own skin, to get an understanding of focusing on what can be controlled and how it works to become more confident.
Go get after it.