Monday, December 30, 2013
2014! How Are You Going To Build It?
I LOVE this time of year! The possibilities are endless.We all get to start "fresh." The two most desired resolutions for the new year are for weight loss and financial freedom...or at least to come up from under the depths of debt from Christmas gift-giving. Ugh. No thank you!
While I have a beautiful, highly viable solution for you and your family's financial freedom situation, let's focus on the weight loss one.
I really don't want to do the whole list thing like "Top 5 Things To Do To Meet Your Goals!" That's been done to death. This is not going to be a "How to Succeed With Your New Year's Resolution For Weight Loss" themed blog. No way.
That's not even remotely what I believe, how I roll or what I teach. Get off that crazy train of this oh so common "wish" per year. How about a better idea? Choose to make a change. But know that to make a change - YOU have to change. That means a lifestyle choice and then making that last - year after year. There's a reason people lose weight and are successful in keeping it off here in my studio with me and out there in the world. They've made a decision to change, made the decision to take action, made the decision to learn and to make it their lifestyle to workout and eat in all the correct ways! And I'll tell you some good news sweetheart... since it has been done already, that means you can do it too!
Do you need a desire? Sure. A plan? Absolutely. How about a goal map; your things to do to get there list? Yup!
So think about it for a sec. Maybe start with what you've been doing. Let's say you've been doing nothing in the way of exercising but realize it's finally time to start as bad stuff is starting to happen to and in your body. Great! There is no way to go but healthier with this one. Or let's say you've been hitting the gym, but there is not one thing changing in your body composition* with all the classes and sweating and hard work you've been doing. Great! This too is just you missing a few pieces of the puzzle! Here's where I get to discover your missing pieces *(YOUR FITNESS ASSESSMENT)
You have to ask yourself, is what I've been doing working for me and what I desire? If not, ask yourself, and write down, what you think you need to do in order to get to where you want to be.
Once you get to that point of really really really wanting this to happen, why I'd say that's the biggest and best step! The person who is going to be doing all the hard work is you. So regardless of what you're hubby or wife is doing, regardless of what your friends say or do, it's up to you honey! Didn't get the gift you wanted for Christmas? How about the best gift you can give yourself...discipline. Sounds so hard, so rigid and confining... ah RULES! Don't like em! However, have you ever accomplished a goal or something you set out to do all on your own without telling anyone and BAM, you get it done? How does that make you FEEL? I'll bet like a million buckaroos baby! That is the awesome power of self-discipline.
Here's where your inner thoughts and beliefs come into play and your subconscious mind can sometimes get the best of you. Think about your thoughts day in and day out. Are they self doubting, world doubting, blaming, negative, jealous? I give it my best to change peoples negative self-talk when they are working in my studio with me. And ya know what? Most of the time when people are made aware of it, they change the horrible habit! Yaaaay for them! You see, you have the power to control your subconscious, your thoughts.
The following are three of many powerful books I have read and will refer to you: (1) The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind (2) A great book that is a little more difficult of a read but POWERFUL is: Biology of Belief And (3) okay, this one is a doozy and will BLOW YOU AWAY: Outwitting the Devil. If that one doesn't make you sit up and take charge of your life I do not know what will. I love reading and I love and prefer actual books so I can write in them!
Just remember that you can take control of all the thoughts that run through your mind and put them to a litmus test. If something is running through your mind all crazy like and is negative, STOP IT. Take control of that thought and ASK...is this actually TRUE? Here's a neat little excerpt from a book I am currently reading (Freedom, How Grace Transforms Your Life Now):
"To sum up, the key to breaking from the emotional prison [of thoughts and] opinion of others is summarized in four steps:
1. Identify the unhealthy emotion.
2. Identify the unhealthy thought.
3. Identify the Truth.
4. Renew your mind [with the Truth]
When you renew your mind, you will experience transformation in both your emotions and your behavior:
T. When your Thoughts change, then...
E. your Emotions will change, then...
A. your Actions will change.
Look, I could go on and on about this stuff. It fascinates me and is a huge part of what I do for a living. At the end of the day, here is my best advice: Once you make a decision - JUMP. The "net" that you are looking for will never appear UNTIL you jump. Take Action. Have Faith. Nothing will happen just because you "decide" something or write it down. You have to actually DO something, which means taking an action.
I'll tell ya a quick little story. I was grilling the other day and on the storm door there was a screw loose on that bottom thingy (yes, that IS what it's called guys!). At first my thought was, oh crap.Then, I thought, wait a minute, I can DO this! So I got my little handy dandy drill and fixed it. I thought I was BRILLIANT for being able to do this all on my own! That action stuff is powerful magic baby. Take charge of your life.
You have power and greatness inside you. You were BUILT this way. Maybe it's time for you to tap into your magnificence eh?
Here's to you in 2014! Here's to you lighting up the sky! Here's to you brave one... now - JUMP!
If you are interested in having me as your positivity coach, your motivator and get you in the best shape of your life, let me know. I am quite possibly....one of those "nets" for you. ;)
Walk in Love,
"Be tough, be focused. There are a lot of ups and downs, but you can ride them out if you're prepared for them." - Donald Trump