Have you ever seen a really impressive "before" and "after" photo? Of course you have. Now an even bigger question for you. Are you living life in your "before" photo or your "after"? Are you living in the body you have dreamed of, or have you just accepted the body you are in? If you aren't living in your "after" photo body, its time to remedy that. Here's how.
If you look into the eyes of most people in their “before” picture you will likely see someone that is unhappy and deeply disturbed. They are no longer in sync with the body they are currently living in compared to the body they used to have, or want to have, and are having trouble accepting this contrast.
However, once they became so displeased, and could no longer accept the body they were living in, they decided to made a change.
Now look into their eyes in the “after” picture – see the relief and sweet satisfaction? The body they worked so hard for, and now live in, is the body that they decided they could accept. Can you imagine what an amazing feeling that has to be.
Now the big question for you is...Are you still living life in your “before” body? If you answered yes, the next big question is why? Sure, you have obstacles that get in your way – your schedule, your job, your kids, the weather, your knee injury from college…but ultimately you have the body that you accept.
This is a really important detail, so I am going to repeat that so it will really sink in.
You have the body that you are willing to accept.
If you are unhappy with the body you are living in right now, you can change that. But you have to take the first steps to make that happen.
Transforming from “Before” to “After”
You may not realize it, but you already posses everything you need to transform your 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 it and accepted it.
Sure you may not be thrilled with it, and more than likely you have talked about losing weight and getting fit—but up until this point, you haven’t changed anything and you have accepted where you are.
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 decide 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 lose weight and get fit. Attaching emotions to the reasons you want to change is one of the most powerful motivators you will have; both to start your change, and also to keep you on track during this journey.
Step Two: Decide What You Want
How can you ever hit a target you don't have? 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. Vague goals will lead to vague results, so think like the captions under ‘before” and “after” pictures—“Shannon lost 50 lbs,” “Matt 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 never going to be a perfect time to start, and if you think hard enough, there will always be a reason you shouldn't start today.
However, things don't need to be perfect to start, and there is always something that you can do immediately.
if you are uncertain of what you can do today to get started, your first action should be sending me an email, and we can figure it out together!
I am here to take you from your “before” picture to your “after” picture. What is your “after” caption going to say?
Dedicated To Making Healthy Your Habit,
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