Yes, the body of your dreams really IS all in your head. No, I don’t mean that the body you want is just a fantasy that you’ll never ever see. I’m saying that, before you can make any significant, lasting physical changes, the mental and emotional changes MUST come first.
All I need to do is eat less, exercise more and my dream body will magically appear.
Yeah…no, that’s not how it works. Physical transformations (especially ones that last) REQUIRE a shift in your mindset, which is basically your way of thinking. To help put this in perspective here are a few examples of the kind of thinking that is standing in the way of you and your dream body:
“I’ll be happier/prettier/more interesting when I lose these 20 pounds.”
“If I don’t eat after 6PM, I’ll lose weight”
“I’ll never have the body of my dreams, so why even try? Please pass the cupcakes!”
Not one of these things is even true, but I’m sure they sound familiar. The truth is that most women believe that in order to have a “fabulous” body, there has to be a lot of pain, suffering and unhappiness involved. And even when we go through the pain and suffering, the results don’t last anyway….what’s up with that??
I know this frustration all too well because these are things I used to say to myself. My family, friends, and clients struggle with this too…but now it’s time to end this nonsense.
It doesn’t have to be this way…AT ALL!
I’ve been working with clients on these issues for quite a while now, and I LOVE seeing the mindset shift…it’s like a little light bulb goes on.
It’s the ultimate “a-ha” moment.
You probably know by now that I use my blog, Facebook page, and my emails to you to help you in your journey by sharing my own experience. I spent years on the diet train...losing weight then gaining it back. Finally, in 2011 I made a decision to change my thinking and I haven't looked back: