Have you ever seen a really impressive "before" and "after" photo on a weight loss product?
One of my clients posted this quote for me this week on our Facebook Page and it inspired me to write this post about the "Before" and "After".
"Your best weight is whatever weight you reach when you are living the healthiest life you actually enjoy living."
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 upset. 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 either upset, disturbed or maybe the worst of all generally apathetic. 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 because they have come into alignment with living the healthiest life they actually enjoy living.
And what an amazing feeling that is. So if you are not at a point where you are living the healthiest life you actually enjoy living then take a few moments and ask yourself....Why? Why are you still living life in your "before" body? 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. I'm going to repeat that so it will really sink in. You already possess the body that you accept. Transform 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 you have made decisions that have created the result that you have currently. Oh I know you aren't thrilled with it, and you even talk about losing weight and getting fit - but you haven't changed 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 decide that you can't live another day in the body you currently have; that it doesn't satisfy the statement "you are living the healthiest life you actually enjoy living." Get your emotions stirred up. Make a list of all the reasons that you're ready to lose weight and get fit. Get disturbed. Step Two: Decide 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. Really think about what your life is like when you are in fact living the healthiest life you actually enjoy living. Think in concrete and specific terms. Just 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 your 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. Take action by emailing, texting or calling me (781-325-9096) now to set up a fitness consultation and get a free week of boot camp just for reaching out. I am here to take you from your "before" picture to your "after" picture.
So let me ask you, when you are you are living the healthiest life you actually enjoy living and you take your "After Picture", what will your caption read?