The beginning of the new year is one of my favorite times of the year.
I love the fresh start.
Any time is a great time to change something in your life, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something magical about January 1st.
I love when December rolls around and it’s time to start thinking about what changes I want to make when the new year arrives, and how I want to live my life differently than I am right now.
Year after year I’ve done this and like with most people, some things have worked out and some things haven’t.
If this is something that happens to you too, then the question to ask is,
Why didn’t it work out?
One reason could be your “why.”
Why do you want it?
Is your answer to “why” compelling enough that you will commit to do any and everything you need to do no matter what?
When the times get tough, and they most likely will, you have to have an excellent answer to “why” in your back pocket to remind yourself of the bigger picture.
Another reason it may not work out is because of your “how.”
How are you going to do it?
Whatever goal it is that you want, there is most likely more than one way to achieve it, but we get stuck in the one way we know.
It’s the way that has kinda worked for us in the past, but only for a little while. We think that if we can just stick to it then this time it will work.
But if you’re consistently not sticking to it, then it’s probably not the right method for you.
For many years, I so badly wanted to stop binge eating so I could lose weight permanently and because it was wreaking havoc on my emotional life.
I’d start the year strong and think that this was the year that it was going to happen.
And then it wasn’t.
I’d make some progress and then it would all unfold. I’d be back to where I started.
Yet every time I was serious about stopping, I’d attempt to do the same things expecting different results.
One thing I was doing was counting calories, which helped me keep my eating to a minimum at times, but other times it made it worse.
It created that, “Well, I already went over so I might as well keep going” way of thinking.
Yet I still held on to the belief that counting calories was how I would get better.
I was afraid that if I stopped counting that I would overeat.
Yet I overate anyway.
Clearly that wasn’t working, and it wasn’t that I actually wanted to spend time counting calories, but I had a fear of not knowing how many calories I was eating.
That fear of not counting, is what kept me counting.
I see this kind of thing all the time, where we don’t know what else to do so we just keep doing what we know even if it’s not really working.
Another problem we fall into is trying to change our behavior without understanding and breaking down why we’re doing our current behavior, – why we’re binge eating in the first place.
It all begins with your thinking and that’s what needs to be changed. Then your actions will fall in line.
I say this to people and they often respond with, “I don’t know how to change my thinking.”
I totally get that. I didn’t either for a long time.
But don’t let not knowing how stop you.
You can LEARN how.
And then getting to where you want to be will be so much easier.
As you enter into this new year, I want you to think about what you want, and what you’ve tried over and over to get it, without lasting results.
What have you tried that worked for a few months, but then you went back to old habits?
Stop trying that.
That way is not working for you.
More importantly, it’s not the only way.
I want to offer you something that you haven’t tried yet. Something that may be exactly what will work for you.
I just finished developing my brand new 6 Weeks to Stop Binge Eating Program where I’ll teach you all the tools that you need to stop binge eating.
We’ll work together to end your feeling of being out of control around food because really, food does not have control over you.
We also work on food obsession, emotional eating, and how to feel better.
The goal is for you to walk away from this program feeling confident that you will never binge eat again.
I want you to finally be able to say that you will never binge eat again.
I want this year to be the last year that you say that not binge eating is your New Year’s Resolution.
I want you to feel the same way I do when I’m around food that I used to binge on – that I have no desire to binge on it.
Make this year your year.
Find that new way that will actually give you lasting results.
Start living the life that you’ve always dreamed of living.
2017. Let’s do this!