saving money or losing weight our own thoughts can be our own worst enemy. Making new habits is hard. We are out of our comfort zone and we feel vulnerable, so we naturally want to go back to our safe place, or “status quo”. Because of this, it is crucial to stay away from negative self talk, or what I like to call, self sabotage. I was almost a victim of this recently at the gym. I arrived for my early morning spin class, and the normal instructor wasn’t there…


It’s bad enough that I’m up at 5am, and now there is a new instructor here. The class hadn’t even started, and I had already made up my mind about this lady and started having second thoughts about the class. All because of  I was outside of my comfort zone. I was literally about to just go home when I realized how silly I was being. Did I really want to sacrifice a day at the gym just because the instructor was different? I needed to remind myself about the bigger picture. My goal is to stay healthy and lose weight. I can’t let something as small as a different instructor get me off track. That little self talk was just what I needed to keep me moving. I took the class, and it wasn’t too bad. It’s crazy to think I almost psyched myself out. This reminded me of an article I read recently on Lifehack on how to stop being angry. The point the author was making was that you need to change your perspective on situations and focus on the positive rather than the negative. The same holds true for sticking with your goals. When the going gets rough, positive thinking will keep you going, and negative thoughts will just hold you back. In the words of Henry Ford…
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t you’re right.  
There are so many other factors that may get in the way of your progress, you don’t need to be one of them. Good luck on reaching your goals, friends. I leave you with one last quote from one of my favorite singers, Jason Mraz.
Don’t ever let your mind stop you from having a good time – Jason Mraz  
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