The myth of weight loss vs. gain Vitality for life.
Have you ever noticed how often you think about losing weight? Do you ever stop to realise how frequently you contemplate getting healthy? If you're like most people, it's probably more often than you'd like. But what if I told you that you could finally achieve your goal? It's time to take control of your body and start feeling confident in your skin. Let's work together to make your life dreams a reality.
This is the time of year when many people search for the best diet, fitness program, or exercise routine, hoping to find a magic formula or product to achieve faster results.
What if I told you that your desire to lose weight is driven by more than just wanting to get fit and look good?
By changing your perception, you will be able not only to get strong and healthy but also empower your mind, gain vitality and improve longevity.
Behin the weight loss mindset
Let's discuss the phrase "losing weight". In my opinion, many people use this term without truly considering what it means. This mindset can be limiting, as the sentence itself implies resistance on mental, energetic, and physical levels.
What I meant to say is that there is something hidden in the words "losing weight" or "weight loss". Let's try an exercise to understand this better. Take a seat, breathe gently, and close your eyes. Verbally or mentally say, "I want to lose weight" and pay attention to your thoughts. Try to catch this internal dialogue, especially the negative ones.
For example, you may have the thought that it is too hard to stick to a diet, how you are going to exercise, you feel like you are gaining weight, and what your friends and family are going to say. Emotionally, you will probably feel sensations of anxiety or feeling down.
This is one reason why people don't get results or quit their goals.
It is convenient to experiment with this exercise to identify limitations in your mind and reprogram it.
Relationship with our body
We are currently experiencing a shift in how we view our physical bodies. Our conditioning from external influences, such as TV shows and magazines, which often promote specific body types, is being challenged.
The pressure to conform to these unrealistic standards and the resulting stress is causing many people to suffer. It's time to break free from these old patterns and perceptions and embrace a healthier and more positive mindset towards our bodies.
How about changing your relationship with your body? Start by paying attention to what it naturally and individually needs.
Give it the right nutrients, breathe pure natural air, spend time in nature, and strengthen it with a physical exercise routine. Introduce practices and habits that can be beneficial for your body, such as meditation, reading, walking, and spending time with people you love.
It may all sound romantic but perhaps is what your body asking you.
Accepting your body how it is in this moment is your choice to make changes, If you realise that you are not eating the right foods for your body to stay healthy and you may be feeling without energy and weak all the time then that is when you start been conscious to transform so you do it because you want to gain vitality and live longer to expend more time with your loves ones instead on feeling the pressure to get "FIT" and feeling guilty.
When we start being conscious of our body not only our physical body will look naturally strong and functional but also very important internally, we will feel happy with ourselves.
Setting up a conscious goal.
It is necessary to reset our intention and internal training to achieve external results once we recognize the mind trap.
One of my clients, Lucy, explained to me how she struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but she couldn't seem to make it stick. "When I asked her about her goal, she replied, 'I want to lose weight,' but her tone of voice conveyed that she found it difficult. She was sweating and checking her hands. She also shared that when she was a child, she was bullied a lot, which made her feel like a loser and caused anxiety. After hearing this, I realized that there might be something that's making her afraid of exercising.
So, we decided to re-evaluate her goal and focus on a specific intention."Instead of her previous goal "I want to lose weight "after a body-mind assessment we made a realistic plan of how to gain vitality and change unhealthy habits, plus fixing posture problems, Conscious nutrition advice and a self-development programme.
Her new conscious goal was more coherent, Specific and realistic than before.
Her new goal.
"I want to reduce my weight to 60 Kg within 8 weeks, which is the most accurate weight according to my age and height. Additionally, my second long-term goal is to run my first triathlon marathon, something that I thought was impossible for me to achieve."
I want to gain vitality, get strong, and improve my energy to perform well in life.
Along with her new conscious goal, I also incorporate some holistic and esoteric practices like Active meditation movement to reduce anxiety and mind reprogramming for empowerment.
Our body is the only place we must live in, and it deserves our utmost care and respect. Therefore, it is crucial to establish a strong and positive relationship with our body. When we treat it well by engaging in regular exercise, consuming healthy food, and getting enough sleep, it rewards us with energy, vitality, and overall well-being. So, let's cherish our body and give it the attention it deserves, after all, it's the only home we truly have.
Here is an exercise to help you reset and change your mindset about weight loss and learn the power of your mind.
To begin, find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then, set a new intention or goal for yourself, either by saying it aloud or in your mind. For example:
"If your new goal now from a conscious perceptive is, be specific about what you want to achieve. State the amount of weight you want to achieve and set a realistic deadline. Alternatively, you can set a goal to reduce your body fat. You can also set a goal to learn a new sport or skill, participate in a competition, or embark on an exciting adventure. Once you say it clearly with confidence and visualise it you will notice something about your energy will change and inspiration and motivation appear.
Next is to find a specific nutrition to your body type and lifestyle and arrange a training plan suitable to you either finding a professional Personal trainer or someone that can help you and guide you with a complete Mind and body programme.
In conclusion, it is crucial to recognize our false beliefs and mind traps that not only limit us from getting realistic results but also hinder our personal growth.
I encourage you to shift your perspective towards your body and empower yourself by setting conscious goals that integrate practices and training to strengthen yourself both internally and externally, fostering self-growth and evolution as a human being.
This article is only my perspective and point of view from my experience and holistic approach as a Physical Trainer and Empowerment Coach.
If you're ready to experience the transformative power of my coaching and training approach, don't hesitate to get in touch with me today. I would love to connect with you and discuss how I can help you achieve your goals. A consultation is just a simple step away!