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Beefing up my efforts at fitness with affirmations..

Monday, May 28, 2012

1. I phrase my affirmations in the here and now: [I am craving healthy nutritious food], so my subconscious knows this is what I want right now.
2. I use the first person, and add my name: [I, Sunshine65, love the way my body feels when I do my exercises]. I use phrases like: I am... I can... I have... I choose...
3. I limit how many affirmations [1 or 2] at a time so they can have more power to work with my subconscious.
4. I repeat them a LOT. I write them out 15 or more times every morning and night. At the mirror I say them looking at myself and using a YOU statement [You have a healthy, sensuous, fit body]. When a negative thought attacks me I use it as a trigger to say my affirmations [with a smile on my face that says I mean it!]. I belt them out like a song in the shower.Sometimes I record them on a disc and play them in my car to and from work. I leave room on the disc to repeat them. Lately I've been putting them on my iPod.
5. When I have doubts I write them out. Then I turn them around into positive statements: ["I'll never get through this plateau" becomes "I am falling off the edge of the plateau dropping off pounds again"].
6. I rev up the pictures of me in my brain living the life my affirmations want. I make it so vivid I can feel it in my body! I create emotions of joy in this and revel in them!
7. I make this whole process a fun game. Every effort at affirmations and the goals they describe seems like points in my game. What a blast!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AZURELITE 5/31/2012 7:05AM

    Very helpful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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ALICERIEGER 5/29/2012 12:20PM

    Wonerful ideas. Things we all can do.

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ROSALIEESTHER 5/29/2012 8:15AM

    I LOVE this blog! Thank you for all the simple useful tips. I'm copying them out to use. emoticon

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    Excellent ideas. Thanks for the practical suggestions to make positive thinking a bigger part of our lives.

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SASIKHASI1 5/29/2012 1:07AM

    And when you get up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and say "Baby you look hot" That just gets your day started out right.

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BEARGODDESS 5/28/2012 11:58PM

    What a good idea! Along with earning Spark points, we can also earn our own affirmation points at home. How many negative feelings can I smite today with an affirmation? I love it! Great tips for how to do it too.

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