The Key Weight Loss & Self Love

The Key Weight Loss & Self Love

Hello again! I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the last few weeks, as I spent a month frolicking in the beautiful Australian countryside. Taking that time away from my normal routine (and not feeling like I had to come up with all the answers to life’s questions) allowed me to have a good think about who I want to be in 2017, how I want to live my life, and how I can help you do the same.

During my month-long musings I noticed something about myself that, truth be told, surprised me a little. I realized that I’ve become a “when this will happen, that will happen” kind of person.

Let me explain…

Over the past few years I’ve taken to thinking that I need external circumstances to change before I can really accomplish the goals that I’ve set myself. I’ve assumed that it will be easier to achieve what I want to achieve once XYZ happens.

For example, I thought that:

  • When I got that job at the new Pilates studio… I would automatically become fitter.
  • When I reorganized my kitchen… I would happily cook more at home.
  • When I went on that holiday… I would return happier and more motivated than when I left.
  • When I relocated…I would naturally be more confident and make more friends.
  • When I reached my goal weight…I would love myself.

But it rarely turned out that way.

Saying that something will be different, doesn’t make it so. Nothing comes from words or thoughts that aren’t followed by actions.

I’ve known this, I’ve experienced this, but until now I haven’t truly internalized it.

The truth is, that for something in our life to change, we need to make a change first. You can’t think your way into a better body, a happier marriage, or a more fulfilling career, if all you do is think about it. Thinking, writing or speaking goals, aren’t worth a dime if they aren’t followed by action.

So, as we start the new year I want to ask you this: Are you ready to take action? Are you ready to take action to create a body and a life that you love, even if all the pieces of the puzzle haven’t yet fallen into place?

I’m ready to take that challenge, and I invite you to do the same.

Now I’d Love To Hear From You:

  1. Have you ever relied on external circumstances changing before you can become the person you want to be?
  2. Or, perhaps you’ve never experienced the “when this happens, that will happen” thought process. If that’s the case, what’s your secret to taking purposeful action?

I’d love to know your thoughts. Please leave a comment below.

It’s great to be back with you.

With love,

JDW Signature

*PS Remember that massive blue planner that I lugged across the world? Other important items that made their way into my suitcase included: curry paste (a lot of curry paste), Kraft peanut butter, tins of tuna, leaf tea, and, somewhat awkwardly, three crushable boxes of salt and vinegar chips. I packed those in my carry on, of course. Now if I can just figure out how to transport a couple of legs of lamb…

2 thoughts on “The Key Weight Loss & Self Love

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Just wanted to share this with you as im also one of these persons that always think things will be different when this or that changes…but to tell you the truth you have had such an impact on my self love with your challenges and emails that i have just found the courage to do what i love to do. Small steps and the change in myself believe has made me able to get back into touch with my core self and am now finding my true self coming threw. I studied to become an Aromatherapist and then went on to study Tai yoga massage As i had previously done a month in an Ashram in Austria learning sivananda yoga and got a yoga teachers certification at the end. This has always been my passion. Years passed and i did little bits and pieases and became pregnant towards the end of my tai yoga massage course which led me to not finish my exam…then 3months later i moved to Germany with my baby girl and my focuse changed…so that was 2007 and ten years later i am living back home in Iceland with 3kids and a husband that has been figthing acute leukima…i am finally coming back to ME putting myself first and really doing what i want to do…and no more excuses or BUTs …as im tired of not making excatly those choses that make the change…and all this has gradually been shifting since conecting with you…making me see clearly were i have been lacking in my self love and always pushing my needs aside…NOW things are changing…small steps and i am back at the massage table, and have set a goal to get back in touch with my tai yoga massage teacher to help me finish that exam and get the qulification i have so been longing for…because i have found my true nature and what i really love doing. So Big Thank You for being there, i admire your honesty and how you are able to show your true self to the rest of us and be so supportive and real. Lots of love and gratitude. Svanhildur

    1. Thank you for this beautiful comment Svanhildur, and well done for having the courage to step into being your beautiful self and following your personal goals. It’s been such a pleasure to follow along on your journey xox

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