You are NOT fat!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in ALL Posts, Blog, Fitness and Nutrition, Your Identity, Your Subconscious | 0 comments

You are NOT fat!


I’ve had the privilege of sharing my fitness journey with the clients I coach for several years now.
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I’ve noticed a variety of responses from all of us at different times.
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* Sometimes we begin with a bang and then fade quickly when it gets hard or when there’s an injury.
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* Sometimes we begin slowly but surprise ourselves a few months later with extraordinary focus.
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* Sometimes times we are sporadic and therefore so are our results.

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* Still other times we are amazingly dedicated – each day diligently completing the intended workout without fail.

We do our best.
We forgive the rest.
Our bodies and overall health are transformed – one small step at a time.

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As a result of coaching others and examining my own journey, I’ve learned a few principles that make all the difference for our success.
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Surprisingly, these principles have little to do with our choice of program or nutrition plan.
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Rather, they have everything to do with how we view ourselves and how we view our bodies.

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I have 3 Principals to help you on your journey.
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When you focus on these three things – the rest will fall right into place – even that 6-pack you’re dreaming of.

 

Tip #1: You are NOT fat!
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You’ve seen and know this message, but it never hurts to emphasize it again.

You have hair. You have toenails. You have a nose.
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You would never say:
I am hair! I am toenails! I am a nose!

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You may have some extra fat on your body.

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Following the same logical pattern:
You HAVE fat.
You ARE NOT fat!

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If you say, ‘I am fat.’
Your brain will work extra hard to make that come true.
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Don’t do that.
That’s called self-sabotage.
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Instead Say:

(in the second person – that’s important for your brain – trust me here)


“[Your Name], You have some fat on your body. It’s perfectly ok. If you want to release it, you can. If not, you’re simply perfect just the way you are.”

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Tip #2: Choose Love

I don’t mean choose to love others.
I’m sure you already do that and know to do that.

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What I mean is: Choose to Love YOU!
This is harder than one would think.
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Truth is – Unless we love ourselves, we will never be able to fully love others.

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When we love ourselves, we love our bodies.
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Our bodies are gifts in which we live out this wonderful thing called life.
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I exercise because I love my body, not because I dislike it.
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I exercise because I have the privilege of being the only one who can care for it.

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I eat well, because I realize that when I eat unhealthy fats, sugar, or processed foods, I am making a choice to poison myself and create a situation where a future diagnosis will be more probable.

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I love myself and my body.
That’s why I exercise.
Because I love it – not hate it.

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Tip #3: Dare to look in the mirror.

I deliberately look at myself in the mirror.
Dare I say it – I take photos too – yes – sometimes nude

(Note to all: NEVER do I ever send them to anyone or back them up on the cloud!
I think we all learned our lesson from the celebrities with that one.)

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Why do I do such things?

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* Because I want to know my body for all that it is.

* I want to know and fully accept this magnificent gift.
* I want to resist the urge to turn away from my God-given beautiful curves (which I used to not like).
* I want to accept all the parts – even those that hold more fat than I would prefer.

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I found that when I started to really look at my body

I began to love it more

As I began to love my body more

I began to love myself more

As I began to love myself more

I began to engage more with the world and become more present

As I began to engage more and become more present

I began to be more grateful

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And gratefulness – changed my life.

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It all started because I dared to look into the mirror.

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Our fitness journeys have less to do with our particular program and the exact amount of calories and protein to carb ratios than we might think.
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Our fitness success has everything to do with how we view ourselves and how we view our bodies.

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Remember:
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You are not fat
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Choose love

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Dare to look in the mirror

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As we say in our Academy,

“Lead and Love your Body. It’s the only one you’ve got.”

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