Do Your Limiting Beliefs Block Your Health and Fitness Goals

Posted on May 8, 2008. Filed under: wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

Limiting beliefs they seem to be with us for most of our lives, some of us manage to move past a few of them but then more seem to rear there ugly heads. For instance if you are currently doing your best to maintain a health and fitness program and yet, have a limiting belief that you have always been plump and unfit, you just might find yourself sabotaging your best efforts to become fit and healthy.

“I’ll just skip a day,” or “I have a headache today,” or “I deserve a treat, I’ve been so good for so long,” any of these are ways to avoid doing what we know we need to and worse yet they lead to another day and then another day when we give ourselves more and more reasons not to have to continue doing what we know is good for us.

What are some ways you can get past these moments and keep up the good work? Just relying on willpower will not work, give yourself the gift of new habits of thinking along with your new body.

Try these:

  • Question your assumptions about your reality, has it always been true or can you remember or find a time when it wasn’t? To do this you will have to listen in on your mind-talk and when your mind says something about ‘always’ or ‘never’ as in, “I’m kidding myself, I’ll never be slim and healthy, no-one in my family has ever been slim” grab that thought and ask yourself immediately, “Why not?” and “Never?” find someone in your family that proves that thought untrue, even if it is yourself. Have you ever been slim and trim? Prove that thought untrue and you will have opened up and moved your boundaries and limitations.
  • Once you have begun to move your boundaries, remain open to new information about yourself and your life, find beliefs that suit the way you want to be and the way you want life to be. Try it on for size and see if it fits, by giving it a few weeks to prove itself to you and then actively look for moments in your life when it does. (This is what we do with our limiting beliefs, so your mind is used to proving you right – remember you are always right as you will always actively look for proof that you are and actively avoid looking at or remembering moments that prove you wrong – if you believe you can’t you will find evidence to prove that in your daily life and become blind and deaf to the evidence that proves you wrong, and the same if you believe you can – personally I’d much rather believe I can!)

more to come… Remember it’s all about perception!

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perception is the most
wonderful topic i’ve
m8″ed in
collge…. god willing….

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