I think for many people it isn't the weight gain. Instead, it is that we have mistreated ourselves and when we do this we feel a sense of guilt and a lack of self-confidence. I hate this feeling. For me, losing 30 lbs isn't as significant as regaining my self-confidence and realizing I deserve to feel good about myself. I deserve to feel like I can conquer the world. I deserve to feel that I am putting my best self forward throughout the day.
How do we gain self confidence?
We learn to fight the demons in our heads. Will Smith explains this so well in this video which is so motivating. He talks about his inspiring work ethic and the secrets to a successful life- running and reading. Recently, I began training for a marathon with the suggestion of a friend I met from my PLN! It's a great way to keep the weight off and I find a great way to help me exercise the demons that try to weigh me down!
What has made you stop believing in your self worth? Let's fight those demons and the weight will take care of itself...