Hello, Beauties! Are you proud of you? Did you have a physical reaction to reading that sentence? Maybe a flinch? You are so good at being proud of your kids, your mate, your employees, your friends but when it comes to being proud of yourself things get a little squeamish.
Are you proud of you?
Let’s start with why it’s so easy to be proud of other people
and so hard to be proud of yourself.
When you are proud of someone else, you are in the present moment. Proud of what they just did or accomplished.
When opportunities arise to be proud of yourself, judgment creeps in for what you have or haven’t done in the past OR what is still left to be done in the future.
So, how do you bridge that gap and RECLAIM your pride?
I’m using the word RECLAIM because there was a time when you were proud of yourself. Before you gained the weight; got divorced; before life pressed in on you. Back when you knew you had all the answers and were still dreaming of what you would accomplish.
Pride is defined as feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from your achievements.
When was the last time you felt that way about you? When you graduated college? Or got that promotion? What if accomplishments don’t have to be earth-shattering to be worthy of feeling proud?
You accomplish hundreds of things every day. An example of things I’ve accomplished in the last 24 hours include:
- Hitting my step goal on my FitBit
- Cooking for myself
- Turning off the TV to have a conversation with Ken
Here’s how you glean the pride out of mundane everyday events.
Each of these required me to use skills that build my confidence. For example:
- Reaching my step goal I used self-discipline, curiosity (how far will this new knee go), and tenacity
- Cooking for myself I used accountability, willingness to fail, and courage (cooking is NOT my thing)
- Turning off the TV I used connection, intimacy, and vulnerability
This is the heart of why you RECLAIM your pride. Every time you allow yourself to name and claim the things you make happen every day, your confidence grows.
That has a direct impact on weight loss. You will make different food choices when you feel pride and confidence than when you feel fear and doubt.
It is a gift you can CHOOSE to give yourself every single day.
Thinking you have nothing to be proud of? By virtue of the fact that you are a functioning human in the world, I invite you to believe there are opportunities every day to feed your pride and by extension feed your confidence.
If you are both intrigued and skeptical, AWESOME! Let’s get together and share a phone call. Your highest calling is to protect your confidence. I am ecstatic to show you HOW!
and put “I want to feel proud!” in the Subject line.
That will connect us and save your spot for your free 30-minute session with me. I’ll show you how reclaiming your pride and feeding your confidence is the glue to losing weight without deprivation.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties!
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