The term “yo-yo dieting” is so passé, don’t you think? Today, those of us who reach weight loss goals (or close to them) and then head right back into our bad habits are called “self-sabotagers.”
I know this personally because I am a major diet self-sabotager. My husband is a diet self-sabotager too. We get so close to our goals that we can almost taste it… and then we actually do. We get cocky, slack off, watch the scale bounce back up, and then we start all over again. That is the cycle of self-sabotage.
Can that cycle of self-sabotage be broken? According to Debi Silber, aka The Mojo Coach, we sure can overcome our own self-sabotage. For decades, Debi has helped women reach their ultimate body, mind, self-image, and lifestyle, inspiring them to “get their mojo back.” Here’s how:
How can people break the habit of self-sabotage? What I do with my clients is find out what it is they really want personally and professionally, then find the shortest and most direct path to get them there so they can live the life they want most.
Awareness comes first. We can’t change anything we’re not aware of. That is actually a huge part of my program. I even have physical tools I give my clients to help create awareness, and there’s never been a week where someone doesn’t say “I can’t believe how often I…” or “Wow, I never knew I…” That is awareness and it becomes the first important step towards changing what doesn’t work.
Then we work on creating new habits and mindset. For example, until we make exercise a priority it will be the first thing to get bounced off our busy “to-do” list. Additionally, having a positive outlook and confident mindset will, in time, become habit. Since most of what we do is based on ritualistic habit, it is crucial to look at our habits, exchanging the ones that don’t serve us for new ones that take us where we want to go
What are the top reasons why people sabotage themselves from having complete control over their mojo?
Please note that this post is intended to share information and ideas, as well as to create conversation. Please consult a health professional before making changes to your lifestyle.
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