Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wisdom: I never got anywhere faster by being harder on myself

"I never got anywhere faster by being harder on myself."

This is my favorite line from Mandy Ingber's Yogalosophy DVD- which I highly recommend. I'm pretty sure I've talked about and recommended the DVD before (what are you waiting for? Go out and get a copy!). But as I continue down this path of body acceptance, loving myself just as I am and focusing on a healthy and balanced life, I keep coming back to this statement Mandy makes while effortlessly guiding you through a gentle ass kicking workout.

I'm in this place where I'm really trying to focus on this more than I ever have. I've definitely gotten nowhere in the past by being hard on myself by talking trash or having unrealistic expectations.

I've lost nearly 40 lbs with the game. And I think that's amazing. But I'm recognizing that I'm in a space where I want to be past that. I have a significant amount of weight that I still want to lose. When people ask me how it's going and if I'm still playing the game, I typically say "Yes. I'm hovering between 35-40lbs down. Which is great, but I really want to lose more." The old Molly would say things like that and would be impatient. So I'm just trying to focus on how truly amazing it is that I've held steady with this much weight loss and continue all the good work I'm doing.

I knew this would be a long process and I just need to keep at it. And while I do that, I need to remember that I too never got anywhere faster by being harder on myself. So I'm going to do the opposite and just celebrate my accomplishments and put a lot of love out there in the universe for this path I've taken and will continue to take until I'm at the end of it.


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