The Secret to Success…

ย ๐ˆโ€™๐ฆ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐จ, ๐Š๐ž๐ญ๐จ, (๐ˆ๐๐’๐„๐‘๐“ ๐…๐€๐ƒ ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐„๐“ ๐‡๐„๐‘๐„), ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐. โฃ

6 years ago to the date I put up a post about how I had been struggling a bit and resorted back to some old ways. โฃ

I decided to go paleo with the hopes of losing some extra weight and taking back โ€˜๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญโ€™ of my eating. โฃ

It ended with a failure on day one and a spoonful of peanut butter. I shared this because I wanted to be transparent and open about the fact that I still had struggles too. โฃ

What I wish I had learned sooner was that by putting foods off limits I wasnโ€™t taking back any control. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. โฃ

I was taking away trust and belief in myself, and expecting my crazy food rules to somehow stick this one time for good. โฃ

Eventually what I learned worked best for me (๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ) was actually allowing myself to have all the things. โฃ

โฃ๐๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ. โฃ

๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐Ÿบ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”&๐˜”โ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด? โฃ

I focused on creating (๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ) an environment that would set me up for success. โฃ

This meant filling my house with easy, filling, convenient & healthy options that I actually enjoyed. โฃ

Some foods I had to get out of the house temporarily. They werenโ€™t off limits and if I wanted them I certainly could have them in moderation, but I would have to go out and buy a single serving or enjoy them out and about. โฃ

Other foods, I slowly started to incorporate daily in a controlled amount. Once they were no longer โ€˜off limitsโ€™ and I was enjoying them every day, I found I actually didnโ€™t crave them quite as much as I thought, and slowly started to gain more control around those once deemed โ€˜๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅโ€™ foods. โฃ

Set your environment up for success. โฃ

Be realistic about your habits and behaviors around certain foods and understand that they may take some time to change. โฃ

Be patient with yourself in the process. โฃ

I promise, if you focus on those three things and stop looking for the magical diet or quick fix that is finally going to stick, you will see success with time. โฃโฃ

Focus on taking ๐€๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐. โฃ

โฃ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. โฃ

Now letโ€™s take that action. What is one way you can change your ๐„๐๐•๐ˆ๐‘๐Ž๐๐Œ๐„๐๐“ to better set yourself up for success? โฃ

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