My biggest, ugliest frog (read “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy) has always been working out, or taking care of myself. I’ve never been a priority for myself and so it was always hard to even want to think about exercising or being active. I just never thought it import. I just figured I’d be a big Tongan girl like I’m “supposed” to be. Until recently.
I’ve tried different weightloss programs, different exercise programs, and I’m also married to a health enthusiast (health nut really). So I know about what I should and should not eat. I know what exercises are great for whole body work outs. We have weights at home, We even have a bar and kettle bells. We own Insanity and P90x. We have an infrared sauna, an inversion table, and a whole body vibrational machine. We used to juice all the time. And basically I have every possible resource I need to be “fit”,
But I just refused. I flat out decided to be fat. I’ve been working out the Limiting Beliefs’s that were surrounding all of this. A lot of it was refusing to take responsibility for my body. A lot of it was anger and resentment towards my body. And Limitless TRULY helped me overcome a lot of that.
Last month I decided to loose 20lbs as my Limitless Leap. I didn’t loose a single lb. BUT, I gained a whole new appreciation, love, respect, and perspective of my holy temple. I changed within.
And because of that… my body is changing.
Now, I haven’t lost any weight. Like none at all. I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks in October and that’s been it. But… my body composition is shifting.
Once I gained the new belief in December, because of my Leap, I’ve had at least 1 person ask me EACH WEEK if I have lost weight. Even my HUSBAND, (who’s best compliment towards me is “you look less swollen”, I’ll tell you about that another time), noticed that my body is changing.
And I realized that the scale is the worst measurement for health! It truly is. It isn’t measuring the pants size I’ve gone down. It isn’t measuring the definition in my massive legs. It isn’t measuring my “less swollen” face. And ultimately, it hasn’t measured the love and gratitude that I have for my body.
So as you go through your Limiting Beliefs’s and change your mindset and perspective, I hope you recognize the “non-scale victories”. Maybe you didn’t achieve your goal that you set out to achieve, but you gained something else. Maybe you feel like you’ve gotten no where, but in reality your true path is being laid out before you.
Don’t give up! If I gave up because I “didn’t loose weight”, I would have failed to see the REAL change and the REAL victories. I can loose weight easily. I’ve done it before. But learning to love my body and appreciate it and really take care of it was the REAL task at hand.
I love working out. I’m eating better. I feel ALIVE. And although the scale says I haven’t changed, I know the REAL results.
So keep working on the Limiting Beliefs’s and take a step back to appreciate your “non-scale victories”!
(PS. if you want to learn more of how to get rid of Limiting Belief’s, visit the contact me page and LMK!)