Before I start my treadmill workout in the morning, I take a few minutes to focus on what my daily/weekly goal is. Instead of watching the time (45 minutes more to go!), I ask myself how can I make my workout more affective? Since I am doing the time, I may as well reap the benefits.
Pump up the music! Use your arms to do weightless exercises, visualize what I will look/feel like in another week or two. A few hours after the workout, I take the time to tap in to how I am feeling afterwards. Did my energy increase? Do I feel more alive? Am I proud of my accomplishment?
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Recently I signed up for the C25K program. Right now I'm on week 7. When I first started it was so hard and I kept thinking when is it time to walk. Then one day I caught myself thinking about stuff I needed to get done, things that were happening around me and saying little prayers to God. That's when I realized that if I don't focus on how much more times left or how bad my legs are burning, it goes fast and it's over with before you know it!
Sometimes we accidently let our minds run off with unwanted issues we need to deal with...making them more stressful/scary than they may be.The more we focus on the negative (what if's) & assume negative (reactions), the more it affects us negatively. CALM your mind. YOU CAN take charge of it calmly, peacefully, LEAD interactions & affect outcomes through YOUR behavior, words & actions. Stay in positive control of your mind. Aim to enter it in as relaxed state as you can.
Don't assume it will be negative, worse than you think or that you won't be in control. Plan to be calm before hand & relax beforehand. Many times you will realize after, "It wasn't so bad!". Have faith in yourself. You can handle it. :) (from Simply Positive)
As one doctor pointed out to ME - it's important to remember that, as children, we had to CONDITION both our minds and our bodies to build a tolerance for control over our need to go to the bathroom....weight loss is NO DIFFERENT.
The weight I have lost so far has been in attacking my mind and body tolerance for HUNGER: hypnosis & aquaful among them
Now that I am plateau-ing, I need to "re-start" with the same enthusiasm I had at the beginning of the year.
Hypnovitality.Com is both online, and available in person in the Aoura, Calif, area.
Aqua-full was developed by a physician, runs @$7 for 7 packets, and can be purchased at Rite-Aid
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