Take It Off: Your Better Body Plan
Have you ever seen a really impressive “before” and “after” photo on a weight loss product? Well, there’s something that the diet industry doesn’t want you to know. There is more involved than just the diet product, and it’s the same across the board. Look into the eyes of any person in their “before” picture and you’ll see that they are deeply disturbed. The body they have is no longer in sync with the body they are able to accept. They changed the body that they accept, and became disturbed. Now look into their eyes in the “after” picture – see the sweet satisfaction? They now live in the body that they decided they could accept. What an amazing feeling that is.
The key difference in the before in after picture is the narrative that is happening before to after in your mind.
Why are you still living life in your “before” body? Are you still thinking in your before narrative? Sure, you have obstacles that get in your way – your schedule, your job, your kids, the weather, your knee injury…but ultimately you have the body that your mind accepts. I’m going to repeat that so it will really sink in. You have the body that your mind accepts. Transform from “Before” to “After” You may not realize it, but you already posses everything you need to transform your mind/body, and it all starts with taking responsibility for the body that you have today. You are in your current shape because, until this moment, you’ve been OK with the choices that got you this current shape. Oh I know you aren’t thrilled with it, and you even talk about losing weight and getting fit—but you haven’t changed your choices and what you’ll accept. Here’s how to transform your body in 3 steps: Step One: Feel Disturbed It has been said that emotion creates motion. This is essential when it comes to personal transformation. Just like those folks in the “before” pictures, to transform your body you must first choose that you can’t live another day in the body you currently have. Get your emotions stirred up. Make a list of all the reasons that you’re ready to get fit. Get disturbed. Step Two: Choose What You Want Without clarity you’ll never get where you want to go. Now that you’re disturbed with the body you have, decide what the body you can accept looks like. Think in concrete and specific terms. Just like the captions under ‘before” and “after” pictures—“Caitlyn lost 50 lbs,” “Miguel lost 8 inches from his waist,” “Catherine went from a size 20 to a size 4.” Get a clear picture in your mind of what you’ll look like in your “after” picture and decide what the caption will read. Step Three: Take Action The time spent between your inspiration (now) and taking action determines whether you will succeed or fail. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck between inspiration and action—there is always something that you can do immediately.
You can always read Sweat Nation articles, follow fitness minded personas on your social media, get up and take a walk. NO matter wht you choose. It all begins with the narrative you tell yourself in your head. That narrative as an uncanny ability to become your actual reality. Take action!
I am here to take you from your “before” picture to your “after” picture. What will your “after” caption read?