This could be the season that changes everything. It only takes one moment to make one decision that makes the difference. What if the spring of 2017 is that season for you? What would your summer look like? How will you feel having made progress? These are good questions to ask yourself.
As your Virtual Weigh Loss Coach, I am here to assist you in getting your head in the game. You know how what to eat and how to exercise to let go of the weight. The work is freeing your mind of the junk food that you call thoughts and beliefs. I’ve been doing this for over 2 decades. You can trust me on this. The main thing holding you back is not your body, it’s your brain. We can redirect this. I promise you that the path you are seeking is one step away. It can be your next step if you so choose. Start this very moment. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, see yourself in a healthy fit body. Feel the positive energy that lives in this body. Make THE decision that will CHANGE you for good. Repeat to yourself “My health is one of my highest priorities.” Now imagine if this statement was 100% true for you…what one decision would you make?
It doesn’t have to be a major one, the slightest change will make a big difference. Wake up 15 minutes earlier to do some morning stretches? Eliminate sugar from your coffee? Walk during lunch? Pack your food the night before? Track what you eat? All of these are excellent. What is calling out to you? Make a commitment to yourself.
Write this down on a post it note. Keep it in front of you all day. Remember the positive feelings allowing that to inspire you from within. Notice how many opportunities pop up around you to support this healthy choice.
I would love to hear from you on this. What one thing are you committed to doing this spring to help you take a step to creating a healthier you? Snap a picture of your post it note and show me on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/mindoverplatter1
What an interesting time we are embarking upon. Life is changing, our world is changing, we are changing. It is so important that you check in with your belief system at this time. I have seen, heard and witnessed so much negativity recently. This election wore us down. So much anger, fear and mud slinging. All the way around. I am not a political person and am not making a political statement. I am a spiritual person who believes in the greater good. We all play a part in making this world a better place.
How you feel is impacting how you think, act and behave. This is an important time to step back and select a belief that will uplift and empower you to be the person you are capable of being. Please act from love and not fear. It will be what saves your sanity, your relationships and your sweet soul.
So take a deep breath my friends. Take another slow deep breath. This is not the beginning or the end, it is a moment of many moments. If you believe in fear based thoughts you will see fear all around you. Which will immerse your mind and body with anxiety. I believe that love is the core of you and all of our beings. We are connected at he deepest level. This connection allows up to share fear and love. If you allow yourself to consider this, you will see how love can heal us. It brings out acceptance and forgiveness in us for ourselves and one another. Fear is a cancer that spreads from person to person, causing destructive behavior.
Stop the fear from spreading. Choose love instead. What if it were that simple? Trust me, I’ve seen it first hand. Life deals a lot of lemons to all of us. When we choose fear. it rots your heart and soul. When we choose love it gives us peace.
Peace is a much better place to live. If you want peace in the outside world. You will need to invited into your home, head and heart first. For positive quotes: www.instagram.com/rosasmithmontanaro
I am reposting an article from a couple of years ago. As I read it, I thought to myself “Wow! I am doing all of these things and don’t even think about it.” You can effortlessly think differently when you take the time to change your habits and beliefs. I hope you enjoy this article.
With Halloween approaching the typical concern is how to handle the temptation of candy being all around you. Let’s look at this from a naturally thin perspective.
First of all naturally thin people don’t like to be tempted. They are realistic about what their food weakness are. They have some strategies that work well for them to resist indulging their sweet tooth, including:
•Not having candy on their desk that they will mindlessly munch on.
•Saying “no thank you” even when they want to say yes to that chocolate coated treat.
•Only buying candy that they know won’t be an issue for them to hand out
•Don’t waste their calories on something that is not worth it.
•Being fussy about what they eat, they prefer quality over quantity.
We will continue this conversation on how naturally thin people handle Halloween on www.facebook.com/MindOverPlatter1
Our weight loss and fitness journey takes us through many unexpected experiences. At first, we are thrown by the surprise but in time we overcome them. It is up to us to own the learning and apply it to our game plan. When you are fully committed to the end result, we find a way to avoid the predictable pitfalls.
What does your game plan look like? Do you have one for the upcoming week? Month? Season? I challenge you to develop a plan for yourself for the next 30, 60 and 90 days. We put more thought into our work week than we do our health for the week. I know it takes time and effort. Anything worth having does.
My daughter is getting married next week. It is a very busy time for me. I literally scheduled time for myself to schedule my time for this week. I know what I am eating for lunch everyday and most importantly when I am working out. This alone is a huge relief to know you have a plan and you a strategy to stick to your plan.
I hope after reading this you will give some serious thought to your plan. Please schedule time with you to schedule time for you!
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Challenge yourself this summer. Your body is way stronger than you think. I’ve lived with asthma my whole life. I am NEVER without my rescue inhaler. Add to the back issues throughout my life and I am very careful about what I subject my body to. What I have learned about fitness is that what my brain tells you is not a reflection of what my body is capable of. I am so grateful to have a good team of coaches and friends at the gym who are passionate about health. We encourage each other to take that next step. It feel exhilarating to push past your comfort zone. It doesn’t have to be a crazy spin class. It can be a fast paced walk that causes you to feel your muscles work. I am a big fan of doing what makes you smile my friends. Give yourself the gift of health and fitness. You never regret it.
Your brain is an amazing computer that is guiding you…consciously and subconsciously. You don’t have to think about so many vital functions that keep you alive such as breathing. Autopilot is a good thing when it comes to running the body and all of it’s intraquate needs. Autopilot is an subconscious activity. The brain takes care of many things for us and we are not even aware of it. Habits are on autopilot as well. Some are healthy, like brushing your teeth and others not so much.
There is also a conscious mind that is paying attend and making decisions that are in our best interest. Or is it really what is best? I would suggest that it’s filtering based on how it has been programmed. The mind is in fact simply following a plan. This is based on our values, beliefs and expectations. What is interesting about this is that we rarely select our program. It is given to us via suggestions, comments, media, culture, family, friends, media, etc, etc, etc. Basically we don’t realize we have adapted a set of beliefs and values that we didn’t even agree too.
An example of this process is if you have a belief that people your age can’t lose weight. Your brain will filter evidence around you to support your truth. It wants to prove you right and please you. The subconscious mind doesn’t judge beliefs. If the best eating plan for your body showed up, you wouldn’t even notice it because your filter isn’t looking for it.
Here is the cool part: you get to change the program anytime you’d like. You first become aware of the filter that is determining what is going to become autopilot. This takes time and insight. In essence you will have to recreate a new empowering belief until it becomes natural to you.
Start to imagine the life you want. Ask yourself what has to be true for you to believe in order to make this your new belief. Step into this and let your mind play there, even if only for a few moments. It is a very powerful experience to have. Visualization, affirmations and hypnosis will allow you to move through the process faster. Create an image board with pictures and phrases that remind you of your goals.
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