Today I hit a wall of resistance in my weight loss effort. It happens. You are excited with the journey, things are going along great, then whammy!! You are in resistance.
Resistance is a trick of the mind. It is when your mind is faced with moving outside the comfort zone. Your mind's job is to keep you safely in what it knows, aka the comfort zone. You can be miserable but still in your comfort zone because that is what it knows, misery.
When you start a new endeavor, in this case, losing weight you might be totally excited and ready! You might start exercising and eating a bit less and making better, healthier choices. Maybe you are feeling the high from all those vitamins and minerals you are getting from the freshly squeezed juices and smoothies you are now making (that is how I bought a Vitamix at Coscto-free samples).
Then one day you wake up and Kablam, you are in resistance. Resistance is tricky and smart. Resistance looks different to us all and it changes. It can be waking up and not feeling like exercising. It is just one day, right? I can do it later or tomorrow. I got my period, and I cannot go for a walk. My back hurts. My head hurts. I think I am getting sick. My kids are sick. My car has broken down. My dog ate my running shoes. There is no food in the house, so I had to go out to eat. It is just ice cream, a bag of cookies, a 2-liter of Pepsi. You get the idea! I am being a bit dramatic and cheeky, but do not doubt for a minute how powerful a hold your mind has on you. Remember we are always creating though choice and action.
So what do you do when you hit a wall? You can do lots of stuff!! Tell your mind to chill out for one. Journal. Do something that is totally new and different to get you out of the funky resistance. If you don't want to exercise, but you know you will feel so much better if you do, change it up. Do something completely new and dare I say fun!
Today I am going to do some belief work to pull me out of my resistance. I am recording something I can listen to over and over if I want. Then I am going to get a chiropractic adjustment. After that, only time will tell.
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.