Have you ever lost weight, but after you met your goal you still felt fat? When you looked in the mirror, all you saw were the flaws? How quickly did you gain back the weight?
Our thoughts and feelings are much more powerful than most people understand. To truly be the lean, strong, and fit person we want to be, we have to see ourselves as lean, strong, and fit most of the time. We have to allow ourselves to feel lean, strong, and fit and to celebrate ourselves as lean, strong, and fit.
Feeling thin is critical to being thin long-term. And no amount of diet and exercise is going to alter your self-perception. That is a change that has to come from the inside out.
Most people see themselves through filters of self-criticism, limiting beliefs, assumptions about past experiences repeating themselves, and self-created interpretations or judgments about themselves, past experiences, other people, or situations.
How much easier is it to resist those chocolate chip cookies if you are feeling confident and excited about being lean, strong, and fit versus seeing yourself as fat and telling yourself that you’re never going to have a beautiful body no matter how hard you try?
Removing those filters and shifting your self-perception so you can truly see yourself and your life clearly takes time, energy, and practice, just as creating a healthy life-style takes time, energy, and practice. When you practice both the internal and external changes you begin consciously creating the life of your dreams.
Together we can do it!
I love your blog. For the past 3-4months I have been working on getting my mind set as you suggested…..I am definately feeling the positive results of working on my mind first then action. Now I call it inspired action. I love moving my body. I am inspired to eat better. You’re so right it starts with feeling it.
Woo hoo! I love, love, love hearing that! Way to go! Congratulations on loving moving your body and taking inspired action!