Top 10 - Best Support Affirmations
There is no way around it, after your procedure you will have many challenges ahead of yourself. The bariatric journey will bring a newfound love for life, but the road won’t be straight and with no complications. This is why we have gathered the best affirmations to help you during any challenging moments you may encounter.
I am worthy
Obesity can make you feel like you are not good enough or that you are not worthy of love. Remember, this is untrue, it’s your mind playing tricks on you. You are more than your bodyweight, you are a whole human being with needs, wants and wishes as valid as the next. As you continue to grow and accept yourself, remember to fill yourself with love and respect.
Food is not my enemy
After your bariatric procedure, you may feel that your relationship with food is broken. But we are here to assure you that this is not the case, food is an essential part in life. You will be able to enjoy a new and healthy relationship with food, one that is based in self-respect and love for your body. As you progress in your journey, you will find new recipes and ingredients that will bring you benefits and pleasure to your body!
Every step counts
You can take this philosophically, every healthy meal you take, every workout session you complete is a step that is taking you closer to your goal; or you can take it literally, a short walk the day after your surgery, a brisk walk every morning or 10-minute break during the day can do wonders for your body!
I am my own superhero
Repeat after us: You are in charge of your own destiny. You are the agent of change you need. You are the one that makes things happen. Trust yourself to have the willingness, abilities and superpowers to reclaim your life. You are your own best ally, so believe in yourself and you’ll succeed.
A bad day doesn’t mean I failed
We all have setbacks; they are part of the process. A setback doesn’t mean that all the hard work you have been doing was lost, it doesn’t mean you are not enough or that you are not doing well. It just means you are human. Mistakes are a natural part of every process, so just take a deep breath and come back at it tomorrow.
I celebrate my achievements
Our brains are trained to expect compensation after a big effort. It’s natural to want to treat ourselves after working hard. Do it, it will keep you motivated and ready to start a new goal. However, don’t prize yourself with food. Think of experiences, new clothes and other objects that can come in handy during and after your bariatric journey.
I welcome change
Your bariatric journey will help your transform your life and recover joys you thought were gone. However, this process will bring changes in your routine. Changes in your eating habits, changes in your activity level and even changes in your relationships are some of the new challenges you will encounter. Don’t worry, welcome these new dynamics into your life and things will start to flow just as you need them to.
I trust the process
You may have notice that at ALO Bariatrics we have a saying: your bariatric journey. We firmly believe that this 180º change in your life is much more than a one-day surgery. It is the result of commitment and constant discipline. As you advance, trust the progress and trust in yourself. Don’t obsess over a number in the scale, listen to your body and mind and you’ll lose the excess weight in a sustainable and safe way.
Slow and steady win the race
Small and constant changes make a bigger difference that drastic and sporadic ones. It is more likely you’ll stick to your progress if you slowly incorporate new healthy habits. For example, starting with a daily 10-minute walk and then working up to 30 minutes a day is more sustainable that trying a 45-minute spinning class that will leave you exhausted for the rest of the day.
My support system has my back
As you start your bariatric journey, it’s a good idea to have a support system. Friendly family members, a supportive partner, a committed group of friends or even a medical professional like a therapist. When you are struggling or don’t feel very inspired, you can come back to your support system and find comfort and security to keep you going
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