i totally agree with you and can confirm that this is a road to success!
i started focusing on my mind, and figuring out all the little tricks it was playing with me...like when i was upset, i'd want some icecream, or i'd reward myself with food - when there is so much more to life!
i started thinking about what i really wanted. i used to be a pretty lazy girl, sure i'd go to the mall or the beach but i was really inactive. most importantly i thought i didn't like being active
i don't know how you feel, but since i started running and going to the gym i found out that i'm almost addicted to activity and the idea of the freedom it gives me, that i am flexible, and strong and that i am going to start climbing...
i'm not addicted in the sense that i have to go to the gym every day, but it helps me release tension and stress.
I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THIS WORKS FOR ME. But now i know this was just another trick my mind was playing
after a session at the gym i already feel incredibly strong and sexy, because i know - eventually I WILL reach my desired shape (i've lost 15 kgs but i still need to lose 10)
i also started rewarding myself with a nice bubble bath and aroma oils, and i started wearing sexy clothes more often. i definitly think this strategy helps! it has helped me accepting my body the way it is now and i think because of that i don't feel the need to binge or go out and buy icecream and sweets as often.
another advice a friend gave me, was to look out for like-minded people, and so before i decided to join this forum, i was already listening to the videos of a health coach. her program has definitly motivated me and pointed me in the right direction, especially with my mindset at that time.
i am so happy and grateful right now
i think at the beginning i didn't even realise how unhappy i really was...