Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #8Written by Tami Close
Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #8
Life is extraordinary filled with wonderful people to show up to teach us things. Mitzi, a special friend from high school, sent me a book, The Game of Life and How to Play It, when I was struggling with a sickness years ago. The author speaks about law of attraction, which I have written about previously. In addition, she writes, “No man is your enemy, no man is your friend, every man is your teacher.” When you look at life this way, it becomes so simple. Rather than be offended by what a person is saying to you, think a new thought. What is this person teaching me? What can I learn from this person? This book changed my life as it showed me how I could change my thoughts. I had always functioned from a foundation of worry and fear. Worry and fear are lower vibrational energies and then I attracted lower energies. Today, I see things entirely different as a result of changing my thoughts, and am so grateful for this transformation. I am now attracting higher vibrational energies and am amazed who is showing up for me!
What I would like you to do is write down top five people in your life. Don’t try and analyze this—just write down those people that first pop into your mind. Now, write down lessons they are teaching you. This might be a challenge if there is conflict with any of them. I once read that your true soul mates are people who challenge you to be better.
You have been given many great gifts. You are to share your talents with world. By remaining stuck in your weight issues, you are ripping off world of what you came to this earth to do. Recently, I worked with a personal coach who said these exact words to me….that if I wasn’t sharing my talents, I was ripping off world of all that God intended for me. This really made a powerful impact. Everything you are today is because of your thoughts and your decisions that you have made as a result of those thoughts. In book, If You Think You Can, word decision comes from Latin root meaning “to cut off from.” “There comes a time in every person’s life when making a decision is truly necessary. A decision where you thought so deeply in what you want that there is no option for turning back.”
The Psychology Behind Sticking to an Exercising Program!Written by Greg Ryan
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS!
The health clubs are always racking their brains trying to figure out why they have such a hard time keeping members coming back. Most owners would argue that cash flow and profit margins are most important reason to retain membership. Yes, but what drives customers to these health clubs? These owners have lost touch with what matters most, customer! Give customer more than they expect and they will continue to do business with you. Selling a product or service is about people more so than numbers on a spreadsheet.
SINK HOLES VS. POTHOLES
I want you to think of this principle in your workout. You know it is very easy to get burdened down with all details of an exercise and diet program. While guidelines are necessary, at times focusing too much on numbers can and will set you up for failure. You may start to think all this counting calories, reps, and keeping track of heart rates are too much to accomplish. Unexpectedly, you start to lose sight of your goals and it becomes more of a job than a hobby or stress release. You may even quit exercising. This can be an immediate sinkhole for you.
IT’S BEING SOLD OUT! The only way you will follow through on an exercise program is to be sold out. The military calls them “lifers.” These are people who are committed to something for long haul. Are you a lifer? Could you be a lifer? A lifer has a sold out mindset. He or she realizes that there will be potholes to go through; there may even be a sinkhole up ahead, but they get through it or they go around situation. It may take support from others, but it gets done. You may not be a lifer today, but you could be if you don’t make changes now!
I was named Mr. Michigan in statewide bodybuilding contest in 1988. When I competed in bodybuilding contests, it took me a good month to decide if I really wanted to go for that particular goal. The decision process was well thought out. I realized days ahead would bring doubt, frustration, pain, and at times, humility.
I also realized it could bring many emotional setbacks. Was I willing to pay price? Was I willing to change my behavior and lifestyle for hope of a future benefit? All those thoughts had to be debated before decision to move forward was made. However, when I made decision to go forward, a switch was turned on that could not be turned off. I could not turn back. There is a sense of relief that comes with making a decision. Perhaps because once that decision is made, all pressure is off. My philosophy is: “GOALS CHANGE, DECISIONS DON’T”