When I got up this morning, I was thinking about why, exactly, I want to lose weight. Last year at this time, I made a list of all the reasons why I wanted to make weight loss a priority, and I think the time has come to re-evaluate that list and make a new one.
I want to wear a bikini on our honeymoon.
I want to be able to do active, exciting, adventurous things and not feel like my weight or fitness level will hold me back.
I want to be healthy and fit.
I want to have a healthy pregnancy (many years from now).
I want to be proud of myself.
I want to feel like I've achieved a goal I've set.
These are just a few of my reasons. I have a strong image in my mind of myself on vacation, somewhere hot, wearing a cute sundress and dancing and just generally being happy and healthy and glowing and confident. I think that the next time I want to binge on poutine, I'll try my best to remember that mental image, and that it can be a reality. I can be that woman.
Do you use visualization to help you stick to your goals?