Layers of Doubt

I remember when I was at the unhealthiest point of my life. No one could convince me that any kind of change was going to work.

Deep down, I wanted it to work. But on top of that underlying desire sat many layers of doubt that had to be dug through.

“No one understands what I’m going through.”

“There’s no way this is going to work.”

“I’m smart enough to sabotage this.”

You probably aren’t that ‘far gone’ down the road of being unhealthy. At that point, I was very depressed.

But we all doubt ourselves, especially when faced with making change, or trying something new.

There is a part of your brain that makes up reasons why you can’t do this, or why you shouldn’t try that.

That part of your brain doesn’t like change. It feels safe where you are right now.

It’s very powerful. It’s backed up by thousands of years of evolution. It’s designed to protect you.

But the truth is, that you need to see through those doubts and fears. Those are not protecting you. They’re only keeping you from moving forward.

You can lose the weight. It doesn’t matter if you’re already middle-aged, and if all of the diets you tried before didn’t work. It’s not ‘too late’ for you. Most diets don’t work.

You can change toxic relationships. You’re not stuck with those cravings, just because you’ve had them all your life.

Those are just a few examples. There is a better place you can be, and, I promise, when you get there, it will feel just as safe as it feels right now.

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