Well another week of maintaining my desired habits – my mantra for this is: “DISCIPLINE PERSONIFIED!”
Our lives are layers that all beat to the same drum of our mindset regardless of their intent. As I always say:
“REALITY IS WHEN YOU ACCEPT:
YOUR MIND POWER = THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE!!!”
Your mind determines the attitude and the energy you focus to achieve your goals in all areas of your personal (health and relationships) and professional lives.
As myself and George always say as Personal Trainers at Be Fit Hub:
“WHAT YOU PUT IN IS WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT”
There is no running from yourself! I always make peace with my day and myself each night before I go to sleep. Being “HUMAN” there are occasional days that would have gone more smoothly or been softer on myself and others if I were present to my actions and their ripple effects.
By doing this I also have to sit in my own skin and accept that only I have the power to change any part of my perception and behaviour in any given situation!
As a result I come a step closer to realising the most amazing power I/WE have: the POWER WITHIN – OUR MIND!
THIS I KNOW THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCE:
“You need to know your mind to know the changes you need to make in the strategies you place to commit to a goal!!!”
On a peripheral level we are all on the journey to BE HAPPY!!!
We feel this more intimately when we surrender the “VICTIM” i.e. “…oh my parents and grandparents were obese so size 14 is not so bad!” and “BLAME” i.e. “…parents always served us frozen dinners so never learned to cook!” mentalities!
We need to embrace that what we are projecting forward is a direct reflection to our understanding of the role of our busy “monkey” mind.
When we unleash: the strength of focus our mind has the potential to BE and add the passion of the heart to DO this in action – we LIVE OUR GOALS rather than DREAM watching others LIVE THEIR GOALS.
We only have ONE LIFE and every moment is precious and we need to be mindful where we direct our focus to in that moment. At times we are GIVING of ourselves to encourage others in this scenario to grow. At other times we are RECEIVING all the relevant impressions we need to successfully facilitate a positive change in our lives.
In today’s TABATA/FOAM ROLLER class that we are running for participants of the FIRST WAVE of the “Power Foods Diet” I explained there is no “NORMAL”… LOL
What we only have is a direct relationship of what effort we put into our diet and training in contrast to the cellular health and fitness goal/s we have set ourselves. Everything in between stems from the power of your mind to stay on track with the consistent baby steps to grow into each phase essential to eventually receive the goal.
If your goal is to be “fat adapted” as mine was in my first transformation then you will only eat REAL FOODS that support your metabolic goal to increase fat burn and lean muscle growth as well as training goals to build stamina in body and mind to be able to practice athlete level “CrossFit style” functional training. Now I am in Week 2/52 of my next transformation and eating to facilitate my athlete level training to achieve lean muscle growth and the word that best describes this chapter in my life is “precision”!!!
My mind and body are now reflecting each other in focus, drive and strength IN ANY GIVEN MOMENT! Functional Training initially connected me to fuelling my body with REAL FOODS, SUPPLEMENTS and REST to become “fat adapted” as well as leaner and stronger. What this style of living has now blessed me with is a deeper relationship with my mind and knowing that in any moment I have the choice to drift or BE the ACTION that SERVES the INTENTION of my GOAL.
Most people drift as they lack the intensity of focus and fear the unknown – “WHY FEAR THE UNKNOWN – WHEN YOU HAVE YET TO EXPERIENCE IT?” If only people moved past that UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING IN THAT BRIEF SPACE WHERE THEY ARE ENTERING A NEW ZONE – MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY – THEY WOULD BECOME ADDICTED TO THIS “HIGH”!!! Living in the IMPOSSIBLE is being ALIVE and I know as it took me many moons to shift from the comfortable pace of existing to BEING AWAKE TO LIVING MY LIFE! There is no comparing!!!
So this brings me to the FINE LINE BETWEEN: “LETTING GO” OF A HABIT and GIVING THE SABOTAGING HABIT “POWER OVER YOU” IN THE PROCESS OF LETTING GO… Do yourself a favour and ask yourself the next time you want: to ditch the HIIT session because it’s 7:30am on Saturday morning and raining; order dessert to keep up with the carb loaded ‘Jones’ at your dinner-do; or have a glass of wine before retiring “…is my life a dress rehearsal for when I wake up to being REAL?” THE MORE TIME YOU SPEND IN DENIAL OF YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL THE MORE CONVENIENT AND COMFORTABLE THIS PLACE WILL FEEL AND THE STRONGER THE PULL TO KEEP YOU THERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE CONDITIONED YOURSELF TO THINK IT IS SAFE. Now ask yourself this: “What is so safe about standing still in your self-sabotaging cycle of habits that keep you overweight and unfit?”
I always say to my clients when you taste this WINNING spirit in one layer of your life you will transcend this into all other layers of your life and EVERY MOMENT BECOMES FULL OF “JUICE” and keeps you vibrating at your fullest potential.
You also know where you came from… and this is “CONTRAST”!!! CONTRAST is the PEARL OF WISDOM where every cell of your body and mind acts as a “FILTER” – only allowing positive feedback in and abandoning baggage from the past and of those around you that contract you away from growing into your goal i.e. ”…choosing to eat steak and greens rather than pasta with creamy sauce at the monthly team meeting!” LIFE IS GOOD IF YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IT IS!!!
The best place to start: IS TO KNOW ONLY YOU CAN PRACTICE YOUR DISCIPLINE!
As much FUNCTIONAL TRAINING you do, is as much MENTAL PROGRAMMING you need to do!
The tougher the goal, and the higher your ideals (such as me now athlete level training to grow into lean muscle for my cover girl competition in 50 weeks time), the more you need to focus on this and stay positive about your diet and nutrition (such as me eating just the right macronutrients to deliver the energy to train intensely, build lean muscle as well as teach and manage our studio!)
Many people live in fear of the unknown and are not willing to make sacrifices, but those people are also the ones that will lower their standards or never get real about what it takes.
TO GET LEAN AND STAY LEAN TAKES A TOUGH MIND AS WELL AS TOUGH LOVE!!!
YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO MOVE FORWARD INTO A NEW MINDSET AND TO DISCARD ALL THAT DOES NOT SERVE YOU IN THIS PURSUIT!
As I say “TRAIN LIKE A WARRIOR”, and “LIKE A MACHINE” sometimes. Remember your goals and use all the tools in your toolbox to reach them.
Know that food is 70% and your training is 30%. Learn to love the REAL FOODS that help you!
Remember that if it were easy then everybody would be doing it. Know that everything worth having you need to fight for! xx
- ME @ WEEK 1/52 of Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine Cover Model Comp- TOPIC: LACTIC ACID BUILDUP IN YOUR TRAINING SESSION IS A DISCIPLINE ESSENTIAL TO BURN FAT & GROW LEAN MUSCLE! (powerfoodsfitness.com)
- My Favourite & Fabulous Memories From My “Life-changing” 11 Weeks to Optimum Cellular and Fitness Health! (powerfoodsfitness.com)