Are you a good girl gone bad?
Facing the fear
As I began to write this article, I started to feel fear build up inside of me. Fear, because I was about to dig up some of my own demons and I was not sure I was ready to face what might come up.
My first reaction was to leave it well alone; I'm fine the way I am and I don't want to share my dieting demons with others. But I soon realised if I didn't face them, I'd stay exactly where I am now and these issues would keep coming up time and time again...one failed attempt after any other.
I tried to convince myself that what I have always done has worked for me;but I had to ask myself has it really? If you are not living the life you want then what you are doing is simply not working for you. These are strong words, but they really got me thinking and I hope they will for you too.
The diet demons
We all have our own inner demons that toy with us and make us believe it's ok to slip off our diet plan and give into those guilty pleasures. But you have to ask yourself, is it worth it? Is the feeling of guilt worth having for those extra empty calories? Giving into that demon means you are losing control, making your goal harder to reach. As well as leaving you feeling tired and drained it also undermines your confidence in your own abilities.
I know this only too well as I have been there so many times. Your confidence slips, you have wasted money and your hard work. These are the types of feelings you will experience when you go off plan and let the good girl (or boy) go bad. What's more important to you, feeding your guilty pleasure or losing those pounds?
Is it worth it?
Do you really feel you have all the time in the world to keep going back to square one? Do you really feel that diets aren't for you or is it a case of not being too bothered?
If you change your own perception of who you are, how well you manage your weight loss journey and what you truly deserve, then you can fulfill your dreams.
Take your control back
After all, what is so bad about being in control of your life and diet? Is it really ok to rebel against your own control? By rebelling you are tripping yourself up and making things harder, but it doesn't have to be that way.
So be very aware of your inner demon and get to know its tricks and games. It's going to play on your soft spots, your vulnerabilities and self-doubts. The more aware you are of your negative inner voice, the less power it will have over you and the less you will listen to it and give in.
As I type this I realise the mistakes I've been making and how I've been sabotaging myself time and time again. Perhaps it's time to listen to myself and not that niggling voice. Don't listen to what the inner demon has to say and start to realise the power you have. Decide whether giving in is beneficial to your diet, your heart's desires and who you want to be. Not giving in means that you are taking back your control. Only you can remain strong enough to win out. As you do this your confidence will grow, and you will feel on top of the world.
Say goodbye to the old you
So don't allow that good girl to go bad. No matter where you are or what you are doing, there will always be an excuse to give into temptation. We live in a world of plenty and choice, which means we live in a world of temptations. Is giving over your control worth it? I think not. Knowing that every time you dodge the bad girl inside of you, you grow stronger.
Stay good and true to yourself knowing that every time you dodge the bad girl inside of you, you grow stronger.