So, here we go...
Self-Responsibility: If you want to lose weight AND keep it off for life, you HAVE to take self-responsibility for your own health and healing... self-responsibility for your life.
You are responsible for choices you make regarding your health.
Health is about self-responsibility. The ability to heal lies within us. The responsibility to care for our bodies to ensure lifelong health, prevent disease, and heal lies within us.
By making natural choices in one’s eating and lifestyle choices, the symptoms of disease heal and an individual can and will return to whole, vibrant health.
Whole Health Healing is not about what you are giving up, it is not about deprivation. It IS about what you are inviting into your life: the choices, changes, and additions that will open doors to healing, health, body weight re-balancing, and happiness in ways you may have never imagined or experienced.
Gathering support: I do encourage you to surround yourself with like-minded people, people interested in pursuing their health and healing and re-balancing their body weight. However and but… is there not always a however or a but?, ultimately the responsibility to change your life lies with you and within you.
Intrinsic motivation is absolutely needed to create wellness goals and intentions, work towards your goals and intentions, and turn them into permanent lifestyle changes.
Support is a beautiful thing (here is the but) but you have to be your best support, your best cheer leader and coach.
Let’s say you rely on a support buddy to get you through a decision. What happens when you text or FB message your support buddy and get no reply? “Help, I am about to order and eat an entire banana split” or “Help, I cannot seem to get my shoes on and get out the door to go for my daily wellness walk.”
Now what? Who do you rely on right now? You, of course! You are your best wellness coach because you do want to choose what is best for your long-term health, body weight re-balancing, and healing.
I am, in the link here and above, referring you back to Divine Weight Loss Tip #1.
Have much fun creating your intrinsic motivation, your personal self-responsibility for you! Paula