Do you eat food peacefully or with worry in your mind? Do you exercise happily or with worry in your mind? Do you also go to bed worried? Are you low on energy through the day and only the thought of outside food or entertainment cheer you up?
Do you accept defeat when:-
(i) Your weight does not budge
(ii) You have a restless night sleep.
(iii) You give in to food cravings.
(iv) Your friends around you seem to lose weight faster or look better than you.
A roadside advertisement for a certain brand of motor oil read “A clean engine always delivers power.”
So will a mind, free of negative thoughts, and very positive or in other words, a clean mind will deliver power. Therefore, flush out your negative thoughts, give yourself a clean mental engine, remembering that a clean mind, can always deliver power.
Most of our obstacles to weight loss and health are mental in character. You may say, “mine are not mental, they are real”, perhaps so, but, your attitude towards them is clearly mental.
“Worry”, is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Through “worry” we have the dangerous ability to manifest diseases, stress, failure, defeat, anger, frustration and depression.
Do not accept defeat so easily. When your weight does not budge, be patient and instead of giving up, be more consistent with the things you should be doing to lose weight. It took you months or years to pile on fat, what makes you think it will go in few weeks without some sacrifice and effort?
Are you being honest with yourself when it comes to your food, exercise and eating outside?
Ask yourself, if the defeat that you have accepted is because you keep comparing yourself or your body to those around you? Your friends? Your social circle?
if yes, then you will never be happy with the progress you make, you will get further depressed and you will fail.
Have you even seen any two actors with the same body type? How can you ever have the same body as someone else then?
Comparing ourselves or our children with others is the most drastic mistake one can make when it comes to our health or weight. Your benchmark for progress should be you and what you did yesterday, compared to what you will do today and tomorrow. Keep getting better, getting consistent and that will get you to your goal and peace of mind.
If you struggle to sleep, filter your thoughts and your mind. Easy to say, but hard to do, however you must make the effort if you want to sleep well again. Worry stems of our insecurity, greed, fear, low confidence, guilt and other factors. Sometimes, you have to let go and if you don’t, your health will make that decision for you.
One of the best exercises to combat your insecurities is to count your blessings.
Take a paper and write down all the things that you have and are grateful for. This should come from your heart. When you are done with this, your problems and insecurities will suddenly seem less.
When you begin to eliminate worry, your energy levels automatically increase.
You see we have over 60,000 thoughts running through our heads everyday, so it’s difficult to focus on what we have (which is usually enough) and instead fill our minds with chaos, which in turn stems worry and negativity. This causes stress and we all know by now that stress causes disease, a weak immune system, and is the biggest- I repeat ‘THE BIGGEST’ obstacle to fat loss and sleep.
Don’t see yoga or breathing as just an exercise. Use that one hour or 45 minutes to actually reflect, count your blessings, pray or analyze the goodness in your life.
It is being proved today that the best way to cure a disease or a pain, is not to focus on it, instead focus on everything else that’s going well in your life.
To reach our goal, just have faith. All religions preach this and most people fail to follow or believe in that.
Use a day or a weekend in a month for you to weed out negative thoughts, detox your mind, relax your body and count your blessings.
Worry is a down payment on a problem that may NEVER occur and worry has never been known to solve a problem.