The path to overeating and emotional eating freedom is full of obstacles – but that’s okay.
Contrary to what our inner perfectionist tells us, life is full of obstacles. If you’re a smart, busy woman who wants to take her power back from overeating, I’m betting you encounter them just about everywhere.
A busy schedule, unexpected lunch meetings, late nights and sleep deprivation, or a menu with no healthy options on it – sometimes it feels like life is conspiring against your good intentions.
It’s important to remember that success doesn’t require perfection (whatever that is). You don’t need (and probably don’t want) every single step to go as planned, or every choice you make to be 100 percent “healthy” (again – whatever that means). What you probably want – crave – is to achieve your goal. Whether it’s to fit into your jeans again, dance without knee pain, finish a 5K, fall below some number on the scale, or wake up in the morning not thinking about what you will eat today.
Your goal doesn’t require PERFECT action, it simply requires CONTINUED action.
Whatever happened yesterday – or ten minutes ago – is over. Your mission is to decide who you will be, and how you will choose, act, and react now.
Want some added motivation?
Here are ten quotes to help inspire you to overcome the obstacles that may arise along your journey.
You’ve got this,
“It’s a part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness”
– Herbie Hancock
“True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.”
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
– Robert H. Schuller
“Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.”
“Life is full of unforeseen detours. Circumstances happen which seem to completely cut across our plans. Learn to turn your detours into delights. Treat them as special excursions and learning tours. Don’t fight them or you will never learn their purpose. Enjoy the moments and pretty soon you will be back on track again, probably wiser and stronger because of your little detour.”
– Steve Penny
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou
“Keep your face to the Sunshine and you will not see the Shadows.”
“See every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone, and never be defeated by anything or anyone.”
“You’re never going to be able to control the environment, but you can control the way you react to it.”
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”