“I Don’t Deserve to Look Good”

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Do you find that you’re doing the right things, but still haven’t achieved your health goals? Maybe you are having trouble losing weight. Or maybe you’re not achieving the muscle tone you want from your workouts.

There may be one simple thing that is keeping you from getting where you want to go: your mindset.

When I was struggling to lose weight, despite eating well and keeping active, a thought came to me that made me realize why I wasn’t reaching my goals:

I had this feeling deep down inside that I didn’t deserve to look good. This belief was keeping me from getting where I wanted to go and making me sabotage my health in small, seemingly inconsequential ways.

You see, our bodies hear what our minds think. When we believe a story like, “I don’t deserve to look good”, our bodies will behave in ways to make the story true.

When I looked at my eating and exercise habits, I noticed some less than ideal decisions I’d been making.

While I was eating well, I was letting extra sugar and refined carbohydrates into my diet here and there. And while I made mostly healthy eating choices, sometimes I ate a lot more than I needed to.

I also noticed that while I liked to think I exercised regularly, there were more than the occasional skipped work out days here and there. Sometimes I didn’t get more than two or three days ofworkoutsin each week.

And when I looked deeper, I realized that I allowed these things to happen because of my mindset around deservability. I had been struggling for success in certain areas of my life and my disappointment with myself was the catalyst for sabotaging my health efforts.

If you’re struggling to reach your health goals, I encourage you to consider your mindset. What are you thinking about? Do these thoughts help you or pull you off track?

A powerful practice to get into a more positive mindset is to use affirmations. Affirmations are phrases you tell yourself each day to get your mind in the right place for success.

Here are a few to start with:

I am becoming a woman who easily makes good health choices.

Each day I look for opportunities to grow and give more of myself to the world.

I am growing into all I’m meant to be. And I accept myself right where I am.

Do you already use affirmations that are helping you on your health journey? Or are you motivated to start creating new affirmations? If so, I’d love to hear them! Simply comment below.

Here’s to Loving the Skin You’re In,