What do you think about most?
Are the thoughts about not wanting to be fat or you being out of shape?
Or, are they about having the body you want and feeling healthy?
We’ve talked before about how your thoughts affect your reality. If you’re constantly thinking thoughts of what you have right now, which is not wanting to be the size you are, or feeling unhealthy and becoming sick all the time, you won’t be able to move on and become healthier.
Your negative thoughts will weigh you down. On the other hand, if you start right now thinking positive thoughts of how it feels to be in shape and have the body type (shape or size) you want, you’ll be closer to getting it. If better health is what you want, then start thinking like a healthy person.
One way to do this is if you’re losing weight, don’t wait to buy new clothes until you’ve reached your goal weight. So many women do this, meanwhile they feel unsuccessful and unattractive because their clothes aren’t fitting them now.
Celebrate your small milestones and buy the clothes to fit you. You’ll feel so much better about yourself, start thinking more positive thoughts, and lose the rest of the weight faster.
Not convinced of the power of positive thinking?
Want to put this strategy to the test?
Find 15 people. You’ll need 3 groups of 5.
One group of 5 should be people you believe are healthier, fitter, and leaner than you. Ask them their thoughts on health and exercise. If you don’t know them, you may have to ask them some preliminary questions to get them talking. (You can always tell them you’re conducting a research study.)
The next group should be a group of 5 people that you’ve seen struggle with weight and health issues. Ask them the same question. I recommend being a little sensitive with your questions, especially if you don’t know them very well. But, I’m sure you can get some good answers from them too.
The last group may be the most difficult. Find 5 people that are overweight and don’t have a desire to exercise or get fit at all and find out what their answers are.
Here’s what you should find. The first group (the fit group) will tell you that they focus on their goal, see themselves already in the bathing suit or believe and have faith that what they are doing is working.
Some may not remember how they got started, but will attribute it to playing sports, parents, or another influence. All of these influences lead to this mindset and what they think about health and exercise today.
The second group, while their attempts seem gallant on the outside, their inner self (for reasons we won’t get into in this blog) won’t allow them to see any lasting results. Some people in this group may also blame it on genetics, the programs they tried, or their little belief in the outcome.
The last group may not give you a straight answer. Even friends that you know may try to snowball you on this topic, but you should be able to pick up on their words and negative self-talk. Negative self-talk can cripple you physically and keep you stuck and miserable for a lifetime.
The final analysis from this little “research study” will be that the fit people think fit thoughts and the not so fit people think fat thoughts.
Start today by changing your thoughts and you will change your life!