What happens when you just let go?

(Cue Disney music, I know I just released that ear worm…)
When I say let go to my clients who are trying to lose weight, there is fear that comes up for them because the belief is if they let go, if they stop trying so hard, that they’re never going to achieve what they want.
Or, it means that they’re going to completely give up on themselves.
Nothing could be further from the truth.

Letting go is about the ability to show up, and do what you need to do every single day.

So whether it’s packing your food, knowing the foods you want to eat, putting intent into your choices, staying conscious about the foods that you’re putting in your mouth, and just really focusing on taking good care of yourself, you still have to show up and do the work.

You just STOP trying to force it.

When you are staring in the mirror, and you are looking at the things you don’t like about yourself, or you are focused on that 20 lbs you want to lose, or you’re thinking about what it’s going to be like when you get there, you can literally stop your progress dead in its tracks.

Letting go means that you still show up, and do what you need to do, but you stop focusing on when it’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen.

You stay grounded in knowing that if you just stay the course and let go, that you are eventually going to get what you want without a lot of struggle.

Here is a great analogy:
When you get in a car, and you’ve planned a road trip, you know that if you just keep driving, and you stay on the course that you’ve mapped out, that you’re going to get there.

You don’t stress about it. You’re not in a panic. You mapped out your path, your foot’s down on the gas pedal, your hands are on the steering wheel, you know the route you’re taking, and you know that you’re going to get there.

Can you imagine if you gave yourself the same permission in your weight loss journey, and how much easier it would be for you to achieve what you wanted to?
This is what it means to let go.

Put down the struggle because as much as you think this struggle is keeping you safe, and keeping you from gaining that extra 50 lbs this struggle is the very thing keeping you from achieving your goal.

Let it go.

Every single day, just focus on what you need to do.

I promise you every day will be a little bit better than the day before, and before you know it you will have achieved more than you could have ever thought possible.