Have you ever had any thoughts like these?
- When I’m thin I’ll start to date
- When I lose 10 pounds, I’ll go shopping for some fabulous new clothes
- When my butt gets more toned I’ll wear skinny jeans
- When I drop the body fat, I’ll get more auditions
- When my stomach is flat, I’ll want to have more sex
- When I have toned arms I’ll be more confident at work
When I’m thin, with a flat stomach, a firm ass, cellulite free and toned arms, then I’ll be happy.
I’ve definitely had thoughts like this in the past. Waiting for everything to be perfect before I can take action and do something I really want to do.
And it kinda sucks. Constantly thinking about how much better your life would be if your body looked a certain way is exhausting.
Exhausting and absurd.
The crazy idea that when we’re perfect, life will automatically become awesome is simply not true. There is no happy button that gets pressed as soon as your jeans get bigger or the number on the scale changes.
You gotta do stuff that makes you happy.
Not 10 pounds from now or a smaller size from now.
What you’re really desiring is the feeling you think being thin, toned (insert your word here) will bring.
Yes, eating healthy food and moving your body daily will bring you great results in all areas of your life. But it’s because showing up as the best version of yourself feels great. Not because you hit some number on the scale.
If you find yourself ever having these thoughts, I want you to try this exercise.
Write down 10 ways your life would get better if you were thinner, more toned, had a flat stomach…..
How would you spend your days? What would you wear? How would you take care of your self? What would you do on the weekends?
Now go do that now! Pick one idea from your list and do it this week.
In the comments below, I’d love to hear one thing you’re going to do that you’ve been putting off.