I once read that the body looks as young as the mind feels. When I ponder on that, I think of all the older people breaking the “old person” rule. 90 year old’s running marathons for the first time. Grandma’s winning body building competitions. Then I think of Facebook posts. Friends my age and younger posting how old they are. I always think to myself, how are you old? I am still young and fabulous! If they are old at 35 and 40, they are going to be completely hosed by the time they are a senior citizen. Then I think of the many people I have trained through the years that just couldn’t get past the negative thoughts in their minds to build the outside body they truly longed for.
Why are there people that age long before their time and others that stay young and fabulous like me? Just kidding. It’s a state of mind!
There are two realms to the mind, the conscious and the subconscious. Abounding health and strength is the natural law of the body, acting on the direction of the subconscious mind. The subconscious is the quiet, inner mind or force that guides all of our inner functions and life functions of the body. The subconscious is the thinking mind where we often house negative self talk and beliefs about ourselves that plant negative seeds in our subconscious mind and keep us from accomplishing anything. This self sabotage will affect any goal you set for yourself, whether it be a weight loss goal or other achievement you have dreamed of.
So how do we stop this self defeat? There are many ways, but here are a few to get you started.
1. Pay attention to your negative self talk and tell it to shut up! It is wrong. Then say something positive about yourself.
2. Start purposely saying positive things to yourself. I look great! I am getting fit! I am sexy! Just know you are the one and only you and your are fabulous!
3. My favorite. Meditation and visualization. If you can see it in your mind first. You will achieve it! If you think you could never meditate, believe me you can. My mind is constantly going 100 miles an hour. If I could learn to meditate, I know you can. Start with guided meditation. There are many fabulous CD’s out there to help you achieve exactly what you want in your subconscious mind first.
You can rebuild your body and attain any goal by harnessing the power of your mind.
Love and Success,