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Time to restart!

And not because it’s Monday, but because you CAN!

ITE_restart_quoteWithout question one of the greatest gifts of my transformation journey — and my overall success at losing and keeping off 200+ pounds — is the ability to restart. So today for motivation Monday, it’s all about the restart.

What do I mean? Restart. Reset. Forgive yourself and get right back up and keep moving toward your goal. Because you totally CAN!

For most of my adult life, I was on a diet of some sort or feeling bad that I had fallen off the wagon and then I was busy telling myself I was a failure and couldn’t do it. I used my slips and falls on the diet as an excuse to throw in the towel, and as proof that I wasn’t good enough. I didn’t measure up. I couldn’t do it.

We all know that’s b u l l _ _ _ _ ! But, these internal tapes were strong and kept me in the yo-yo dieting world for more than 30 years. Worse, they kept me in the camp of believing that I wasn’t good enough.

Until I changed my head. Once I finally accepted that I’m not perfect, and in fact perfection is not the goal, that’s when things shifted. Only then, was I able to embrace and love my imperfections, my screw ups, and instead of using them as excuses, I used them as evidence that I was strong and determined and could “get right back on the horse.”

When I got my mind around the ability to restart, it became my greatest gift and greatest secret weapon. And not just on my diet, but in living a healthy life with Lori in the equation and following my biggest and wildest dreams. I no longer listened to the voice that said “I couldn’t,” or “I was a failure.” In fact, I set out determined to prove that internal voice wrong and replace that destructive tape with a new one focused on how Kick _ _ _ I am. And I did!

If I can change this lifelong pattern of negative self talk and learn to restart and reset, so can you. Below are a few of my favorite motivational quotes for embracing your imperfections, your internal strength and seeing your ability to restart as a great gift.

And, yes, I am blogging about this today, Monday, Aug. 24, because I need a restart and a reset myself. And I totally know the way. I tell you. I hold myself accountable. And here we go!

Happy Monday peeps. Make this a fabulous in-your-equation week. And if you’re with me on the restart, let me know. Let’s support each other.

XXXOOO

Cheers,

Lori

P.S. Check out the motivational gallery for the “restart” below. We’ve got this!

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