I’d love my body if ____, and then I’d finally feel _____.
How many times have you said to this yourself?
If I can just lose x amount of pounds,
If I can just remove these wrinkles,
If I can just get rid of this belly pooch,
If I can just _________
Then I’d finally be happy….
How many years have you repeated this cycle?
Diet after diet….
Workout after workout….
Program after program…
Professional after professional…
Year after year…
Here’s the deal…there is another way…
Success requires the opposite approach..
You must love your body as it is, RIGHT NOW…
That is the only way your body will shift for good–in accord with your deep
belief about yourself.
That is a UNIVERSAL LAW…. Put simply…
You can’t have or be what you don’t feel…
I once heard of a story about a woman who had about 100 pounds to lose.
She was desperate but determined.
She started working out, started changing her diet.
After 3 months, she had only lost 2 pounds…
Now, most people would quit and give up, OR
they would try a new program, diet, approach.
But not this her…
She dug in, really started giving everything she had.
In addition to working out harder, and cleaning up her diet, she did something else.
She started to have more fun…
She started going out more.
She found a boyfriend she enjoyed.
She took more vacation days and did fun vacations.
She formed a “tribe” to support her.
She started to really live her life with passion!
By Month 6 she lost 25 pounds.
By month 9 she had lost 50 pounds.
By month 12 she had lost 100+ pounds!
So what was different?
- She didn’t give up after 3 months.
- She didn’t wait to be happy to live her life.
- She surrounded herself with positivity and support.
- She took consistent action and enjoyed incremental changes.
- She had a big vision for herself.
- She felt her vision… and she did it NOW…
I’ve always been interested how people change, and what creates habits that last.
Here’s another key…
To Love Yourself Sometimes Requires a LIFE DETOX!
Here’s the deal…There might be elements in your environment that are holding you back, and making it hard for you to love yourself. This is where a detox or cleanse of that which doesn’t serve you comes in. Have you taken inventory of the things that are working well for you right now? Have you taken inventory of the things that are NOT working well? It is important to distinguish the two and start to make a plan for eliminating the list of things that do not. The KEY to this is to focus MORE on the positive list, and begin to do more of that, and expand that list… What happens is you gradually CROWD out the stuff on the negative list.
In addition, as you make your list, ask yourself the following kinds of questions:
Does your house make you happy?
Does your car make you happy?
Does your career make you happy?
Does your spouse, children, friends, make you happy?
Does your body make you happy?
If your happiness depends on all of those things, then your happiness
will constantly be in flux, and totally dependent on external circumstances.
The Truth: You are something far greater…
Your happiness doesn’t need to depend on anything outside of your self. You have complete control of how you respond to every single thing in your life, and you are never, ever a victim. Life is always happening FOR you, and not TO you.
Do you see the shift here?
So how about you?
Are you ready to accept that…
- You are not just your body
- You are not your wallet
- You are not your house
- You are not your lawn
- You are not your car
- You are not your children
You are a beautiful expression, just as you are.
You needn’t do anything.
Lastly, there is another little secret (lean in close to this one)
If you keep putting off X until Y is completed,
your ideal life will always exist in the future.
You can have your ideal body, life, whatever you desire.
But you have to start living that way NOW.
Do you need to detox your body?
Do you need to detox your life?
Don’t wait. Start now.