Weight Loss Won’t Bring Happiness | Finding Courage to Love Yourself While You Find Yourself

Have you ever thought once you weighed X amount you would be happy? That then everything in your world would be right? That you would like yourself and everything would just fall into place?

I’m here to tell you please, oh, please do not wait for a number on the scale to be happy. It is a lie. We sell ourselves on this number and if and when it does come we are still the same person on the inside.

The goal my friend is to start from the inside out. Get your mind and heart in line first…love yourself. Love your body as it is right now today. Begin to chip away at all the negative thinking and soon you will uncover you…the beautiful and strong YOU.

Write down how you want to feel…not just the number you want to see on the scale. Get really clear and take some time in doing this. What does it look like when you feel good? How do you think, act and talk? What habits change and shift? Who or what is no longer in your space? What relationships need to change? Are there boundaries that need to be created?

Sitting down and really taking the time to get a clear picture of what you really need in life will give you a place to start.

Sometimes it can get scary here so starting small is good. Think of it like a staircase. You can’t go from the bottom step to the top in one move…you have to take one step at a time. This is how you can create new habits and new ways of thinking…one step at a time.

Once you start keep going. Setbacks and sidetracks are part of the process (and also great learning opportunities!) so don’t be scared of them or down on yourself when they occur. Embrace them and learn what they have to teach you then move on.

I’d love to hear what your first step is! Everyone is on a journey and sharing yours can inspire and motivate others to keep going.

Share your journey in the comments and remember You Got This!

Alecia is a native of Madison and loves that her children will be raised here too. She is a mama and stepmom (although she cringes at the label 'step') to six, yes six children! They range in ages from 3 months to 12 years, four girls and two boys. She considers herself crazy lucky to have a second chance at love and marriage with her husband Joe. Alecia is the owner and trainer of a local boutique gym. She spends her mornings training and her afternoons with her kids and on most days is the best of both worlds. She has a passion for women's health and uses her training as a way to go beneath the surface and help women and moms to embrace what is uncomfortable and be their best selves. Being able to witness women pushing their limits, setting and achieving goals is what fuels her fire. Women are capable of anything and getting a front row seat to their accomplishments is the best reward. She knows how important it is for moms to take care of themselves and makes it a priority to set aside time for herself. Every week she has a 'nonnegotiable' date with yoga and her other workouts. She has a love of racing and participates in local 5k's. Her children have taken on her love of running also. She coaches Girls on the Run and the boys Let Me Run program.

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