Kia Ākina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity

Take Control – One step at a time, one day at a time

Taking control of the situation which is maintaining our obesity takes energy, a lot of energy, a lot of mental energy.  

There are issues to do with eating the wrong food against our better judgement and issues to do with exercising and being more active when at times our bodies just want to sit or even lie down for long periods of the day.  

Taking control of the whole situation can seem like an unsurmountable task. 

The trick is to take control in amounts that we can deal with and only think of achieving that one thing or those few things one step at a time, one day at a time. In other words we shouldn’t waste our limited mental energy thinking about more than we can cope with today

A good question to ask ourselves is this: what small positive move can I make to my obesity problem today? And then do that.  

We don’t have to think beyond today. If we do think too far ahead we run the risk of tying ourselves up in mental knots and running out of energy without doing anything.  

We should just live for today. 

Achieving a recovery lifestyle is something that is best assembled and practiced one piece at a time. We don’t have to complete the whole construction today or even this week.  

But we do have to do something every day.  

Can you think of a new small piece of the new lifestyle you can undertake today? If you are unable to, reach out to someone in the network for help.  

Recovery from obesity will come one small step at a time, one day at a time. 

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