I hope you had a great weekend.
Did you try the tasty, low cal, high protein Pad Thai recipe I posted last Monday?
Anyway, what I really wanted to speak to you about is Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner.
Whether you’re single and read to mingle, loved up or simply a happy camper on your own.
There will no doubt be LOTS of love and relationship chat coming up.
From the radio, tv adverts, social media, friends, the office, etc.
So, I just wanted to get you to think about the most important relationship you’ll EVER have.
That relationship, is the one you have with yourself.
Because the relationship you have with yourself will set the tone for EVERY other relationship you have.
Your parents, children, other family members, friends, colleagues, new people you meet.
Therefore, it’s essential to make yourself a priority and show YOU some love.
But I get it.
It’s not always easy.
Infact LOADS of people struggle with self-love and self-worth and as a result.
** They don’t feel happy in themselves.
** They don’t have the best relationships with others.
** They don’t attend social events.
** Thet feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety.
** And they simply aren’t living the life they want or deserve through fear and self-doubt.
One of the BIGGEST reasons for this is negative self-talk.
What you think – you become (read that again).
Tell yourself something often enough and over time you’ll begin to believe it, despite it simply being your thoughts….not a fact.
THE GOOD NEWS?
This works the same with positive self-talk!!
So….here’s a little pre-Valentine’s Day Challenge to help you get started.
🎯 THE CHALLENGE
Each time you say something negative about yourself in any capacity – Do 5 squats!!
(or any exercise you choose).
Right there, right then no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
This will be a physical reminder of how often you criticize or put yourself down.
Find yourself squatting alot?
Then that’s a GOOD indicator you need to try change the way you speak to yourself and make your vocabulary more positive.
Because if you can begin to change that.
You’ll begin to feel happier, more confident and start loving (instead of loathing) that person looking in the mirror.
1️⃣ Give the challenge a go for one day.
2️⃣ Aim to beat yourself the next day = less squats.
(Until you no longer need to squat or until you can flip that negative chat straight into positive).
Changing your mindset is NOT something that will magically happen overnight but putting in an effort each day means that over time – you will get there!!
If you need motivation, support and guidance with achieving your mindset, fitness, nutrition or weightloss goals this year, just get in touch.
Lee ‘sprinkling self love & positive vibes’ Donald x
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