I’ve been going to water aerobics for over a year. It’s been the first time in my life I’ve consistently exercised for any length of time. But, even with all of those exercise days under my belt, surprise, surprise! I still resist.
Every morning as I’m getting ready to go to class, I have to ignore that voice in my head that is saying “You don’t need to go, just stay home. You have a lot of other things to do.” After all this time, that voice is still there! That voice is not my friend. And, we all have a voice like that in our heads. Trust me, yours is not your friend, either.
The lesson in this, however, is that I have built a muscle of ignoring it when it comes to going to water aerobics. Therefore, I can ignore it when it comes to food… I just need more practice. And this is the same for you and anything you resist–you can do it! You just need to keep practicing.
I try to remember that the voice in my head is designed to keep me safe, small and comfortable–none of which will get me to being the best version of myself in the future. Therefore, that voice is not relevant. It’s like the music they play in elevators: it’s always there but after a while, you just don’t pay attention.