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Find Your Why and Live It

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In my last blog we spoke about the difference between knowing what you need to do to lose weight and actually doing it. We all know what to do, but we do not always incorporate those things into our way of life. We use excuses, even though we are now aware that excuses are invalid claims that come as a result of thinking negatively towards an undertaking. Your internal dialog is telling you why it is okay for you not to make the choice that is better for you in the long run.


So when we know the difference between success and failure is how we look at an impending task, it is foolish not to look at the challenge before us in a positive way. Since we are on the topic of weight loss, try this tip from Believe and Receive's last blog. One a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, how will you feel tonight when you know that you did get up and do that workout? Look back as if you already did it and feel the pride of going the extra 5 minutes on the eliptical. Feel confident that you are getting results because you are doing it. Yes you are a person that does what it takes to get the most out of life. One a scale of 1 to 10, how does it feel to be true to yourself and be a winner? For me it is always around a 9 or 10. Now how will you feel tonight if you don't do it. Replay the lame excuses in your mind that you are using, even though you know that your choice not to do it came from your choice to talk yourself out of awesomeness rather talking yourself into it!!! What would your number be? Maybe a 3 or 4? That technique should help you make the choice.


But the key to going from knowing to doing is changing the way you talk to yourself about your goal. And the best why to change your thoughts is to get clear on your why.


Your why is what you get when you ask yourself why you want to lose weight or get into shape. What result are you looking for?


Now I have several reasons why I want to get in shape. Although the number on the scale is not out of control, I still get that hoochie mama roll around the rim at the waist of my jeans. Not loving that! I also feel like I look better in clothes and have more option when selecting what I want to wear. I want to be in better shape so I can do more. In particular, I want to walk to Nepali coast and hike in Kauai. Those are just some of my reasons, but my WHY is that I will feel good when I have more options when selecting my wardrobe, I will feel fantastic when I zip those skinny pants and there is no jelly roll rising from the top of my pants. I am going to feel alive and as if I am living a dream come true as I easily walk first to the waterfall then to the beach, through the lush tropical landscape in Hawaii. I want to FEEL. We all want things, whether it is a tinier waist or a car, because of how it will make us FEEL.

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You must feel your why. Put yourself in the future and feel your success! You must imagine that you have reached your goal by becoming a person who does the things you need to do in order to achieve success. How does it feel to be this person, the best version of yourself. It feels great to be you! You are awesome! You make great choices and get great results! You are fantastic!


In this mindset, it is easy to make the right choices. It will eventually feel natural to make the right choices.


Of course, like anything new, it may take a little time. When your thoughts turn to why not, just observe and acknowledge it. Tell yourself, “Wow, if I keep thinking along these lines I am going to talk myself out of taking the right steps to get closer to my goal. I can elect to keep thinking things that will move me away from what I want or I can decide to think in a way that will bring me success.” Every thought will bring you closer or further from your goals. Just ask yourself logically if your current thoughts are serving you. If they are not, change your thinking. Don't ask yourself how you feel about doing a task, as yourself how you will feel when you get the results that come from having completed the task.

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Let's break it down. The past is behind us and we are going to have no regrets. Regrets are negative and move us away from our goals. If we need the thoughts to keep us from making mistakes in the future, they will surface. Until then, no looking back. We are starting fresh and going to easily lose that weight.


We know what to do, but we need to make those things part of our every day lives. All of our choices are made with “what feels best to us” as the guiding factor. So if you do not love the step you are required to take, think and feel the result, then go get it. Whether it is pride in doing the work out, calm when looking at an organized drawer or thrilled at the new things you learned when you took the class, go get that feeling.


Pretty easy so far, yes? Next blog we will go into the power of three easy steps to permanent weight loss.

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Knowing vs. Doing

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Today we are starting our journey into easy weight loss. By looking at how we use our thought process to avoid doing the things we need to do to achieve our goals, we see how counter productive this thinking is and how easy it is to make a permanent change.

While we are morphing the way we look at our habits I will give simple ideas and suggestions for making the shift. Most of us know what we have to do to lose weight. In the most basic terms, eat less, exercise more. On broader terms, we know we should drink more water, eat better foods, avoid fats and fried foods and on and on. We know it is good for our health, both physical and mental, as well as our weight to exercise and be active. We know that the right foods will nourish our bodies and keep our bodies working better. We know, we know, we know…

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I said this would be easy, and I still hold to that. The kicker is you have to go from knowing to doing. You have to do the things that you should to get the results you want. Trust me, for the last 10 years I have been wishing it off, willing my metabolism to rev up like it used to do and convincing myself that soon things would go back to the way they were when I was 20 something and could eat bags of chocolate until midnight and not gain an ounce. Knowing is not enough, we have to do the right things.

If we are going to get from knowing to doing, it helps to take a look at the road block that keeps us from crossing over to the right side of the street. Why don't we do the things we should?

First let's look at excuses and identify them for what they are.
I don't have time.
I need a workout DVD or gym pass.
I'm too tired.
I don't feel like it.
What is the use, it takes so long?
I am too old to make a change now.
I'll start tomorrow.

I admit to have used all of these at one time or another. What are some of your excuses?

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The real problem is not any of these excuses, but how you are looking at your choices.

When the alarm goes off, you can choose to sleep and extra hour or get up and workout. Many mornings in the past I would use the excuse that I was too tired, or sleep was as good for you as working out. I would reasons not to get up and do what I had promised myself I would do. So it comes down to what will you choose? The answer to that is determined by your internal dialog, how you talk to yourself.

If you wake up in the morning and say to yourself, “The alarm is already ringing? Jeez, I just got to sleep. I feel so good here in bed. It's so warm. Why was I getting up? That's right. Something about a half hour walk. Maybe if I rest another 10 minutes, I can just do a 20 minute walk. Or maybe just tomorrow”.


Okay, have you been there too? Hahaha Well imagine what a difference it would make if your internal dialog went something like this, “The alarm! It's morning. I wonder what amazing things are going to come my way today. Ohhhhhhh. Let me give it a big stretch and hop right out of bed. It's going to feel so good to get that air deep in my lungs. What a great way to start the day. I always feel so invigorated after I do something for myself first thing in the morning. I love how strong my body is and how well it serves me”.

Change the way you think and you will change your results!

It may not come naturally at first. That is normal. But every time you start thinking of your excuses, shine a light on them, excuses are just thinking about something in a counter productive way. If you think, I don't have time this evening, realize that you should be thinking, could I have dinner a little later or take a walk after dinner? If you think, my arm is a little sore, change that to it's a great day to work out my legs. Seriously, if you want to work out in the morning and you use the same self talk I used to, write a little card for yourself with an enthusiastic pep talk. When you wake up and begin thinking why not, read your why card!

Speaking of why's, that is the next most important thing when it comes to losing weight or succeeding with any goal in life. Your why. You need to have a big why and you need to feel your why. More about that in our next blog.

For now, whenever you find yourself making an excuse for anything, be aware that you are just saying why you don't want to do it. Invariably when we tell ourselves why we don't want to do something we don't do it. So why not tell yourself why you do want to do it? How are you going to feel after you have done it?

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Two easy tips:
Tip One
Ask yourself, on a scale of one to ten, how will I feel if I do not do this.
Then ask yourself, on a scale of one to ten, how you will feel if you do not do this.

Tip Two
How will you feel in the future if you continue to make better choices? I lost weight, my jeans fit so good, I feel fantastic, I have so much energy, life it great, people think I look good in my awesome clothes because I do, oh yea! Feel how great it is going to feel. You will be dancing out of bed, eager to realize your goal and loving every minute of getting there!

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