It is true: Mindset plays a role in your weight loss.
Mindset can help you stop one slip up from turning into a whole weekend of them.
Mindset can help you get started in the first place.
Mindset can help you keep the weight off once you reach your long-awaited goal weight.
A lot of people focus on mindset to the point you might think (haha) it's all that matters.
But in over 25 years in this industry I can tell you that's just not the case.
What you DO matters just as much as how you think about everything, because the best mindset in the world won't help you if you don't act on it.
That's why the best course of action isn't always to sit around and write affirmations. It's to just DO the thing you need to do…
Even if it's a little scary, even if it's uncomfortable, even if you're worried about screwing it up…
Because sometimes thinking it over just leads you to overthink it, and make it scarier and more complicated than it really is.
Tap into your inner action taker and let that part of you surge forward to do what you've gotta do and say what you've gotta say.
The problem is the problem, so just work the problem, as I like to say.
The problem you work might mean addressing the root cause of your emotional eating, but it might also be to just get the tempting food out of your house or put a stick of sugar-free gum in your mouth.
“Cristy, how do I do that? How do I tap into my inner action taker?”
Great question, and the answer is SUPER simple: Focus on right now.
Meaning, instead of allowing your mind to drag you down a bunch of different “what-if” pathways, shut that down and focus on your next one action step.
What's the very next thing you need to do?
Is it to pick up your water bottle and take a drink?
Is it to get back on the scale tomorrow morning?
Is it to text a friend because you're having a weak moment?
Whatever that next ONE thing is, do that. Once you have, do the next one thing. Take it one step at a time. Get some positive momentum going by focusing on what's right in front of you, instead of dragging yourself through the mud of the past or swimming in anxiety about the future.
Mindset matters, but it's not EVERYTHING. What you do matters, too, and doing the next one thing doesn't take mindset. It takes just doing it.