Feeling Stressed? Here Is My Mindset Strategy To Feeling Back In Control

After 5 years of living in Fargo, ND my family and I decided to move to warmer places.

Georgia, that is!

(If you’re from GA, comment below and let me know we’ll be local neighbors!!)

As you can imagine, moving across the country is a hot ball of stress.

Dealing with:

  • Selling a house (listing, showings, realtor agreements, keeping my toddler’s fingerprints off basically everything…)
  • Buying a house (near impossible with such a hot housing market these days)
  • Renting an apartment (that has a “quick” 53 page rental agreement to read through)
  • Coordinating last shifts, packing, moving companies (and acquiring quotes, competitor quotes, and endless phone calls)

Let’s just say, it’s a lot.

And then I talk to a few of you who have had to move your families across the country with multiple kids and even more variables at play. All I have to say is AMEN to you all! You are true heroes!

During the planning, coordinating, and strategizing phases, I felt myself begin to slip away from my structured routine of self-care and working out.

It’s never a good feeling to feel like you’re veering off track and are getting stuck in a rut.

As I felt those emotions, I began to notice my mind teasing me with negative thoughts:
> You’re not eating as healthy as before, you’re losing control.
> Your Peloton is collecting dust. Might as well start pouring your money down the drain.
> It’s going to be so much harder for you to get back-on-track with your workouts. Look at you- you’re already losing muscle definition.
> You deserve that thick slice of banana bread sitting in the fridge (and glass of wine). You had a hard day.

As I began recognizing these thoughts, I identified them as just that. THOUGHTS. (Or “Trigger Thoughts” as I call them in my Back On Track Program).

Speaking of my Back On Track Program- another thing I teach is to have the mindset that; “You are in charge of the change you want to see in your life.”

Therefore, you have 2 options when you start to detect Trigger Thoughts corrupting your mind and tempting you to change the healthy trajectory of your life.

1) You can FEED these Trigger Thoughts, or 2) You can COUNTER them with more productive and encouraging ones.

Here’s how I re-wrote my mental dialogue:

> You’re not eating as healthy as before, you’re losing control.
>> I am in a stressful yet temporary phase of transition right now. I’m not losing control. I can still find healthy options throughout the day and will forgive myself for not being perfect. As long as I keep making a consistent effort, I am at least in control of that basic intention.

> Your Peloton is collecting dust. Might as well start pouring your money down the drain.
>> My body doesn’t feel up to the same caliber of exercise right now. I’ll still move my body on a daily basis, but it may be more gentle and lower impact for now. I’ll be back to my normal routine soon.

> It’s going to be so much harder for you to get back-on-track with your workouts. Look at you- you’re already losing muscle definition.
>> I need to be more loving and forgiving of my body. My body does some bada$$ ___ and it deserves respect and credit for always being there for me. I am grateful for my health and recognize that my body will rebound once I have the time and energy to invest in more consistent workouts.

> You deserve that thick slice of banana bread sitting in the fridge (and glass of wine). You’ve had a hard day.
>> There’s nothing wrong with having a thick slice of banana bread. However, maybe the super thick slice is a bit overkill. If I cut myself a thinner slice, serve it on a smaller plate, and enjoy it away from distraction (cough *Netflix* cough), I’ll feel equally satisfied and won’t feel deprived.

After re-framing my Trigger Thoughts into more positive ones, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief and begin to feel some pressure release from my mind.

> Moving is temporary.
> Stress is temporary.

Thoughts are temporary (if you allow them to be) and can be replaced with ENCOURAGING words to keep you on track of your health goals.

If you’re struggling with shifting your mindset to one that is positive and supportive of your health goals and wellness journey, I encourage you to take part in my Back On Track Program, now inside Banana Bariatrics (our membership support group).

Here’s what’s inside the Back On Track Program:

All of this content comes is included in your Banana membership (a $599 savings!).

Doors are now always open to Banana, so go ahead and JUMP ON IN to join our warm & welcoming family!

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