Take Control and Gain Confidence

February 5

When you take control of your life, you free yourself from inner conflicts, weight problems, and many health problems. You must be willing to accept responsibility for your life in order to gain confidence. In everything you do, you must take ownership of the choices that you make. But the wonderful thing about life is that it is a constant process and you have the ability to make changes to that process. You can take control of your life, you can take control of your weight when you and only you make the decision to do so.

If you want to lose weight, you must be willing to be uncomfortable at times. You have to be willing to use self-control and abstain from eating too much of the wrong kinds of foods. You have got to be willing to eat a variety of healthy foods to change the way that your body craves unhealthy foods. If you want to change the way you look, if you want to change the way you feel, you have got to take control of your choices.

Take control when you shop for your food. Make a list of the foods that you will buy, starting with a menu to get you through the week. Stick to the list and avoid buying foods that are unhealthy. Remember that processed foods generally contain large amounts of sodium and sugar. Choose fresh products whenever possible, buying locally grown foods will usually save you money. Try to be prepared at every meal to have a healthy food available to eat. This will ensure you stick to your diet and not fall to the temptation of a quick but unhealthy meal.

Women feel exhilarated when they are successful at losing weight. That is because they are in complete control over what they eat and their fitness program. They have made targeted plans to lose weight and their efforts have resulted in success. They feel confident because they are in control.

Taking control over your life will affect all other aspects, too. You will notice changes in how you think about your career, your financial outlook and your social relationships with family, friends and coworkers. When you seize control, you will no longer worry about others having control over you. Your confidence will begin to show through in everything you do.

As you gain control over your life, others may feel threatened and may try to put you back in your place. Refuse to let anyone push you around, whether it be physically or mentally, when you let others intimidate you, you are giving them control over your life.
Your new behavior may seem odd at first, but with time, others will begin to respect you for having the courage to make your own choices and to stand by those choices.

Take control today and gain the confidence to live your life. You will be happier, healthier and more satisfied.

~ Karen Ficarelli

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