Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Hump Day with a Positive Mindset !

The power of a positive mindset... Do you realize how much impact it has on your day to day activities? One of my favorite quotes is this one:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are
all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” --Nelson Mandela

Your mind is powerful and you have the ability to make everything you want happen. If you can change your mindset to think about the amazing things you have in your life, you will start to create a healthy environment that will transpire into more creative and healthy outlets. Think of when someone smiles at you, its hard not to smile back at them and just feel good inside. Even if it is just in that moment. There are many aspects in our lives that we need to have more positive moments with, especially our bodies. I know that many people that I work with, come to me for help with "how" they can lose weight.. But they are asking me while poking, squeezing and manipulating their bodies in a way that creates a negative response to fat loss. In turn you are just setting yourself up for failure because weight loss and fat loss are always adapting and changing.

In order to correct this behavior of negative self talk, you need to change the way you are thinking and responding to your internal dialogue. You can choose fuel our bodies with healthy foods and you can train and exercise your body to make it capable and efficient of optimal performance. Your goals are incredibly important when changing your mindset. Having CLEAR and specific goals that are measurable over time have the best rate of success and will allow you to focus on more than just how you look!

One of the best tools I have used and learned is how to create a manifesto of your personal goals for short and long term to define what it is you REALLY want !

Fitness and body image is not one dimensional. In order to achieve your goals it is important to know, specifically, what they are. This Manifestation List is a great way to do this while maintaining a positive, realistic outlook
on your fitness goals. The premise is to write the answers like you ALREADY accomplished the goal !

1. Write down at least one goal about what you want your body
to look like.

2. Write down at least one goal about what you want your body to
do that it can’t do currently.

3. Write down at least one goal about how you want your body to

Now take this list and post it somewhere you can read it every day!!! If you reach your goal now you can replace it with a bigger goal that you can work towards !

Be the creative force behind your life! Be positive and create a healthy mindset to captivate your dreams and make them reality!

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