Discover Your Sabotaging Health and Fitness Thoughts and Beliefs…

listen2Coming face to face with the excuses we entertain concerning our health and fitness is the first step towards achieving our goals.

We must face our self-talk…the dialogue that is consistently playing in the background and controlling our thought processes and beliefs about ourselves and our ability to achieve what we dream and envision for ourselves.

We need to rewrite the programming that is playing in our heads to one that puts us in charge.

The best tool to accomplish that is to write down on paper in the form of a written contract every reason and excuse you can think of why you believe your dreams are not achievable and then list any viable options you can take rather than giving in to them.  [Read more…]

Healthy Mind Means Healthy Body…

chfitness2Past failures with dieting can accumulate and have huge adverse impacts on your self-confidence and your self-beliefs about your ability to succeed with your fat loss efforts.

These negative past experiences can foster damaging beliefs like “I can’t lose weight,” or “I’ll always be fat” or “I am never going to be able to lose weight,” or many other equally harmful thoughts. [Read more…]

Consistency, Persistence and Commitment are the Key to Healthy Living

one step at a timeThe importance of consistency when adopting any exercise program or new health habits cannot be understated. In fact, it is mandatory for long term success.

Truth is, consistent improved healthy habits such as healthy eating and exercise are not physical issues…they are mental ones.

An important key to long-term training success is to understand the mental risk associated with missing “one workout.”

Seems harmless enough at the moment, but it breaks the habit of training and that one workout that you missed that seemed so innocent at the time then leads to another and another and before you know it, you have become a non-exerciser. [Read more…]

Train Your Brain for Fitness Success

man-goalsOnce you begin your fitness routine it is important to actually focus your mind on whatever muscle you are shaping and fine-tuning in order to achieve the best results possible.

In other words…your mind cannot be off focused on other things when it should be focusing on the muscle you are working and this goes for any muscle you might be working at the moment…except for one.

There is one muscle that must be healthy before starting your routine. [Read more…]

Motivation Makes Everything Easier

newlifemotivationBeginning a new exercise program can be challenging at best…especially the first few weeks. In order to be successful you must turn your new habit of exercising into a permanent part of your life. The best way to do that is to sort your priorities out.

The short-term strategy is to exercise your inner discipline…this gets you started but discipline needs to partner with motivation because its motivation that keeps you going. They are the perfect working relationship. [Read more…]

Mind-Matters When it Comes to Weight-loss

mind mattersAre you aware that you are running “mind programs” that are likely killing all your efforts at losing weight and getting fit?

Often overweight issues stem from “old programming” that’s created deep distorted grooves in our vibratory pattern and these patterns or grooves are in constant “play” mode until we shut them down for good.

If you can’t fix a present computer problem with old programming, neither can you fix your present personal issues…whether weight related, health related or fitness related with the old programming your mind is presently running. [Read more…]

Get Out of the Way to Your Own Success…Ax Your Excuses

excuses1It stands to reason that if your goal is to achieve any of your life dreams then you will need to stop making excuses and start marching.

Even if you don’t admit it to others, you know in your heart that your excuses are your worst enemy.

No matter how difficult your circumstances may seem, this is the hard truth:

The only way to succeed is to take personal responsibility for making things work out the way you want them to. You must start by owning your own decisions and not using excuses to let yourself off the hook. [Read more…]

Are You a Yo-yo Exerciser?

first stepHave you become a yo-yo exerciser? Are there patches of no action is your life…when all exercise is on the back burner and then suddenly it becomes full tilt when you’ve decided its time to lose weight and get fit so we dial up our efforts to full steam in order to get our results as quick as possible.

If you  continue to ride this roller coaster of ‘off/on’ fitness and healthy eating, stopping and starting exercise programs and diets it will never really become “something you become”…it will always be something you are trying to “get”.

It’s priority stays low on your list and exercise becomes something “you do” when the mood strikes you or you have time left over and the result will be minimal which is not very motivating.

The problem lies with momentum. It’s just like climbing a mountain. As long as we are climbing and taking one step in front of the other we eventually get there. However if we stop or slide back to the beginning we have to create momentum again to even start the climb. It’s just easier to keep your original momentum and continue climbing even if you need to slow down or even stop and catch a breath. [Read more…]

The Energy and Power of Words

Exercise-Quotes-91Everyone needs a little inspiration and motivation and sometimes something as easy as reading a simple quote will do it.

Words are energy and have the power to get us through everything from a bad day to giving us the power to pursue our life’s dreams.

All of us have experienced a moment when just the right word was said or read that kick-started our energy and left us feeling connected, awake and alert. [Read more…]

Mind Muscle before Body Muscle

strong-mind2If you are looking to change your body shape, if you have decided it’s time to tone and firm up your muscles there is one obstacle that you must get past before you will ever enjoy success.

Your mind. Your mind rules in all that you do. Whether your goal is to lose fat or gain muscle you must be prepared mentally and that means big changes to your present habits, life style and work ethic.

The good thing is this empowers you. It places the power to change your body, your life and your mind squarely on you. There is no power outside of you that can do this. The power lies within you to change your thoughts, your perceptions, and therefore your life. [Read more…]