I ask this question for a very important reason.
How you see yourself now is going to affect the way you conduct yourself throughout your journey to change your body and the results you will achieve.
Many women come to my programs with a truckload of baggage from past failures accompanied by the excuses they have been fond of using to keep them in that place.
They enter my program’s not really believing “they” can achieve the results they yearn for.
They think they might get some ok results but knowing themselves and how they can’t stick at anything they won’t get “those” results.
They just know they will ruin it like they always have done.
With these thoughts in the background it is easy to see why true success is not even a remote possibility.
Whatever baggage you have lingering from the past now is the time to get rid of it, to wipe the slate clean and give yourself a fresh start. You would allow this for anyone else so do it for yourself.
Your new history starts now and I promise you, you are capable of doing and achieving things you never dreamed possible.
But you must find the belief in yourself and trust yourself to follow through.
No doubt you have plenty of information to back up your belief that you will fail this time too. There is the history of all the things you did to fail last time and the time before that and the time before that. There is more than enough information to back up your “I will fail” theory if this is what you want to focus on.
Instead, I want you to focus on all the information you have that supports the theory you can do this, in fact you can do anything you put your mind to.
If these memories and images don’t come immediately to mind it is because you buried them, so start digging – they are in there somewhere.
What successes have you had in the past? They do not need to be related to your fitness or your weight. Write down your successes; list every one of them no matter how trivial you think they are. Keep writing till you have filled the page then turn that sucker over and keep going. This is the information you need, not the other stuff.
This is the information that will remind you that you are a winner and now you can enter this new phase of your life with a winner’s mindset.
Stand up (yes really) and stand tall and think about your past failures and how you know you will fail this time too. Really think about it.
How is your breathing? How do you feel? What is your posture like?
I can see it and I am not even in the room!
Do you feel you can, without a doubt, achieve your desired results 100% and get some great results in this mindset? I very much doubt it.
Stand up tall (you should still be standing actually!!) and now think about your success list. Now GRIN – smile big and wide and show all of your teeth – it does not matter if you are scaring the neighbors do it anyway.
Now think of all of those goals you managed to achieve, think of all those things you managed to do, think of how proud you are of your list and what you have been able to achieve in your life so far.
How is your body looking now? How is your breathing? How is your heart rate? How do you feel? What is your posture like?
Can you see yourself kicking fitness & fat loss butt?? I hope so, if not then you better do it again. Maybe you need to add more to your success list.
Now I want you to think about how you see yourself, how you REALLY see yourself.
How do you think others perceive you?
Are these images of how you and others see you positive or do you see yourself as not quite good enough or a failure because you haven’t been able to lose weight or build a strong & muscular physique?
Do you see yourself as almost good enough?
None of these thoughts are acceptable. You are a person capable of anything you put your mind to, you may have just forgotten how.
How do you want to see yourself and how do you want others to perceive you?
Write it down and get clear on just who you want to be over the coming months and years and more immediately who you want to be while you undertake the challenge of getting in the best shape of your life.
How would you behave differently to now?
What qualities do you want or need to have to do this thing right?
What new routines do you need to have?
What clothes do you need to be wearing?
How do you walk and sit and converse with people?
Create a clear picture in your mind of who you will be now and begin to behave your way into this new or forgotten person. You can do it.
See yourself as winner, succeeding, looking at your image in the mirror and feeling extremely proud of what you have achieved, feeling proud of inspiring others and changing the lives of people around you.
Do not underestimate just how important it is to see yourself as a winner on this journey.
Take the time, do the exercises and believe.
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