Take Three Deep Breaths

By Laura Moncur @ 11:26 am — Filed under:

I love this motivational poster from Shape magazine. It reads:

“When your mind starts to wander, take three deep breaths to bring your focus back to your goal.”

Take Three Deep Breaths

It has been hard for me to stay focused on my goal. Since I have so much to lose, it’s hard for me to think about being at goal. I find it a lot more inspiring to think about my short term goals like staying food sober, attending my Weight Watchers meetings and exercising at least three times a week. Those are things that are COMPLETELY under my control, as opposed to my weight loss, which feels completely OUT of my control.

Ironically, if I stay focused on those small goals that are in my control, I ALWAYS lose weight at the end of the week. Weight loss has been such a struggle to me that it feels like it is not something that I have any power over, yet paradoxically, I DO have control over it if I just follow my small goals.

I wish there was a way to make this all easier for me, but I know that if it was easy, EVERYONE would be thin and perfect. All I can do is take three deep breaths and focus on my small goals every day.


3 Responses to “Take Three Deep Breaths”

  1. Becca Says:

    Great poster. I am the same way .. i need pics like this to keep me motivated, and this pic says it all when u’re feeling like u’re not on your path. Stay with it! You’ll get there!!

  2. Debra Says:

    This post sounds like it was written by me. I’m on Weight Watchers and have a lot to lose. Such a wonderful post.

  3. Marce Says:

    Hey I’m on the same track than you.. I have a lot of weight to lose and even if sometimes I get dessesperated and think that everything is going bad, if instead of quitting I continue doing my little goals on the day, I will eventually continue on the right way to get the body I want and I deserve. Thanks for the poster, it helps staying focus

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