Source: Optimal Fitness Newsletter for April 1st 2007
Wouldn’t it be great if we could attain the body of our dreams just by thinking about it? What if I told you that your mind actually plays the most important role in your success in getting fit? Sounds crazy, but it’s true…
Our subconscious mind has one all-important job, and it succeeds every time. What is this job? To prove that your beliefs are true. Note the wording here: To prove that YOUR BELIEFS are true. Not to point out what is actually true. Nope, though what a difference that would make.
Your beliefs are the truth for your life. It is that simple. Whether or not these beliefs are in fact true doesn’t matter. If you believe something to be true, then your subconscious mind will perceive the universe around you in such a way that makes this belief true.
Here’s an example, if you believe that in general people like you then when you meet a new person your subconscious will point out reasons why this person does indeed like you. You will interpret their smile and handshake in a different way than someone who has the belief that no one likes them.
So how does this relate to your fitness level?
If you have the belief that getting in shape is hard, that eating healthy is boring, or that weight loss is elusive then you will find getting in shape to be very difficult. If you think of yourself as a fat person, or an out-of-shape person, or just an average person then your subconscious mind will do everything in its power to keep you that way.
Wow – isn’t that amazing? Take a minute to let that sink in.
The great thing about our subconscious mind is that we can train it to work for us instead of against us. All we have to do is change our belief.
I’m sure you have heard the term “Believe and Achieve” – many schools have this painted on their walls and it is even printed on T-shirts. Well, the concept is absolutely true and when applied can bring success to your door faster than you thought possible.
It won’t help if you simply think that it ‘isn’t impossible’ or that ‘it could happen someday.’ These aren’t true beliefs.
In order to have your desired result you need to truly believe with every fiber of your being that you will achieve this goal. If you are overweight then close your eyes and picture yourself fit. If you have fifty pounds to lose then think of yourself as fifty pounds lighter. You will always be what you believe yourself to be.
Gwenn Henkel, Master Medical Hypnotherapist at the Optimal Fitness Lifestyle Center can help you change your beliefs and achieve the success you desire. Sometimes it is tough to work on changing your mind by yourself. Contact us for a free consultation with Gwenn Henkel.
I have to admit something…I believe that everyone who comes to me can and will get into the best shape of their lives. This belief is so strong that most often my clients also begin to believe in themselves, and amazing results are achieved.
What proof? Contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-654-4604 to get started on a personalized fitness plan that will change your shape and improve your quality of life. I believe in you – now it’s your turn.
Take the first step by contacting me today – Because whether you believe you can or you can’t… you’ll always be right.