The last 2kg …….

Can you relate to this? Just want to loose the last 2kg? But it’s hard right?

So why is that?

Well, there could be a number of reasons but where I am taking this blog is not about the number 2kg but rather what it represents.

Watch out, it’s about to get deep …..

A few years ago I was running an 8 week challenge and had a Psychologist come and speak to my group and the very question came up about a girl and her yellow dress. Much the same as the last 2kg, she was convinced once she could fit into that yellow dress again, life would be restored. She would feel happy. She would have finally arrived. The battle would have been won.

The question the Psychologist proposed was “why is the yellow dress so important?”

The girl went onto explain how she FELT when she could fit into the yellow dress.

So after some discussion, it was evident she was chasing a FEELING not a number. But she just happened to be a particular number on the scale when she was wearing the yellow dress.

By now you are wondering, so what’s the secret to getting the last 2kg off?

Well, back to the Psychologist, she explained that if you move from a perfectionist mindset (has to be this way or else I won’t be happy) to a slightly more relaxed mindset (ok, so if I am 1-3kg around my normal body weight life can go on) it is more likely to be sustainable and realistic.

The number on the scale is only as powerful as you want it to be. And sure you may still want to loose the last 2kg, but let me ask you this : “what will your life look like 2kg lighter? Are you a completely changed person? Are you more successful?”

If it is a feeling you are chasing, maybe you need to look somewhere else other than the scales.

In my experience with clients, when I can convince them to shift their focus and stop being so resistant to the weight, they loose the last 2kg anyway. But by then it’s not the 2kg less that make them happy, it’s looking at life beyond the scales.

Hope this helps  x