This post is written on behalf of a sponsored campaign with Special K. Right now, they have an EXCELLENT social media campaign going on to #FightFatTalk. I don’t often get revved up by social media campaigns, but this is one I am proud to be a part of. Fat Talk helps no one. I hope you enjoy this post. All opinions are my own.
We are approaching a New Year! It always feels fresh and new. Something about the moment that clock rolls over to 12:00 AM feels like a new beginning.
Cliche or not, it's something we can embrace!
I'm making changes this year. Big changes. Lifestyle changes.
I can't do the diet thing anymore.
I also can't do the "act like it doesn't matter" thing anymore. Let me tell you, I'm REAL good at that. The denial thing?
I rock at it.
My health DOES matter. YOUR health does matter.
This year I'm not going to let my enemies defeat me. I'm not going to let them hold me back from health.
Who are my enemies?
They are little voices in my head (promise I'm not crazy!) that tell me:
- You aren't good enough
- You are meant to be overweight
- You have too many setbacks to even attempt to lose weight
- You have PCOS and hypothyroid...you will always just be a fat girl
- It's not worth trying. You will fail.
These self defeating thoughts? These self defeating voices? At the end of the day, only I can squash them.
Because they have become a part of me.
Remember when I talked about fighting fat talk? I also need to fight the fat talk that goes on inside of me.
I need to think positive thoughts, hopeful thoughts, affirming thoughts. I need to believe my health is worth it.
Here are some of my goals to fight my INTERNAL Fat Talk for 2014:
I will write. I will write about how I feel and why I feel that way. I won't just keep those voices in my head. That's how they gets louder. That's how they discourage!
I will focus. I will set goals that are attainable and reasonable. Goals based on health or accomplishment. Not on a # that can fluctuate based on a million other factors.
I will share. I won't keep my goals from others. I won't beat them over the head with them, but when someone asks I will share. I will not share as if I have already been defeated. I will share with joy and it will be contagious and THEN I will have a cheering squad!
I will NOT focus on the number on the scale. Health. I can't argue myself out of needing to be healthy.
The fat talk we do with friends is bad. The fat talk we do internally can be devastating.
Watch this video...it will really change the way you speak to yourself!
Special K believes that fat talk is a barrier to managing our weight. Can I just say I wholeheartedly agree with them?
You can read more about Special K’s campaign to #FightFatTalk here and be sure to follow the hashtag #FightFatTalk on Twitter.