Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to get rid of that stubborn fat?
You know, even when you have convinced yourself, this time will be different?
Maybe you went on a diet, joined a gym, bought that cool fitness gadget from an infomercial or bought a 90 day program and you told yourself this time was going to be different. You would lose that weight permanently! You would show everyone that you could change.
There it was; that feeling. Everything didn’t feel right. Excuses flooded your mind, your desire dropped; your heart just wasn’t in it anymore. Maybe you made it a few days, a week or even a month.
You were so confident, everything was right earlier. And now…YOU JUST CAN’T DO IT!
Now, something is going on in your mind and it’s like your 2 different people. One with a sure-fire plan to lose weight and the other one thinks you’re crazy and wants you to devour that large bag of nachos, drink a case of beer and do whatever you like.
Heck, even your body is acting like it wants to be anywhere but in those workout clothes. It’s trying to pull you back, and drag you back to what was familiar — Your old behaviors.
Listen… It’s not because you are wuss!
It’s because your subconscious blueprint is running the show.
What do I mean by that?
I’m speaking about your mental digital recorder that holds every perception and experience you’ve have gained since a child, which forms the beliefs which drive your response and in turn creates your experience.
It’s the very thing that both DRIVES and BLOCKS your desires in life.
Think about it.
Have you ever had a moment when you are driving and everything feels like it’s on autopilot. You’re not thinking about shifting, looking in your mirrors, indicating or switching lanes. It’s all occurring like clockwork, without much thought.
That’s because after you’ve been driving for many years. Things become second nature. The conscious mind no longer has to think about them like it did when it was learning. Now while this can support our daily lives, it can also hinder us.
Consciously you might want to lose weight, but subconsciously your recorder is telling you if you do that, you might lose something else ……. Fill in the blank with whatever that might be ( time, money, no longer get pity from others, hurt yourself etc ) that’s when the excuses start and before long you are back to square one, munching down on cookies.
So how do you change that?
Some go to hypnotists to change that mental blueprint.Others just realize that change, and new pathways inside your mind can only be created with some resistance. What I am saying is you have to expect that your mind will try to resist any CHANGE, even if it’s good for you.
You could say your primal survival instincts kick in. In fact it’s the first behavior that we learned as humans. To protect ourselves from getting hurt! An instinct that takes over immediately when the situation looks dangerous or threatens our NORMAL way of life.
Might sound extreme but your brain perceives it exactly the same. Listen, it’s easy to overcome this. But you have to understand what is going on.
…you have the physical aspect (you physically feel overweight and know you need to change)
…you have the mental aspect (the worries, the cost, time etc)
…you have the behavioral aspect (you end up reaching for cookies at eleven at night when you really should just drink water or go to bed)
The physical and the mental affect the outcome of your behaviors. And NO amount of trying to THINK different thoughts helps. You can’t convince yourself when your conscious and subconscious mind is at odds. No matter how hard you try. It isn’t happening!
BUT listen, here’s how you overcome it.
Your thoughts and physical sensations are out of your control. Just accept that. It won’t change; they are out of your control. Seems bad right? It’s not. FEEL it, be in that moment, and don’t run. Just embrace it.
The first step isn’t DOING, it’s BEING! Being in the moment, being in the place of fear of failing again. Like someone who’s scared of water. If they thrash around they will drown. If they just relax, make slow movements and just be present. They will float.
— key tip: Just experience the moment and take small steps towards losing weight
Don’t do drastic things like go on restrictive diets, join a crazy bootcamp. Begin with small body movements. Use what you have around you. Don’t go buy weights when you could use a bottle of water as one. Don’t go to a gym, when you can use your body at home and do movement that is natural, easy and a lot less expensive.
Start your journey to a healthier lifestyle by starting small. Work out around your house using your body weight and other items to help you get in shape. This way you wont have excuses about going to the gym, not having time etc. Check out my 7 Day Home Workout to get started: