Do you ever feel like you’re too tired, too busy, too lazy to start doing what you know you need to do to lose weight and/or live the healthy life you want?
Your work demands too much, your kids don’t give you a break, your life is too chaotic. Maybe you’re too embarrassed about your weight or lack of experience to hit the gym; you just know people are laughing at you or making snide comments behind your back.
Here comes the truth: Whatever you tell yourself that keeps you from leading the healthy life you want is a lie.
In fact, most of the time outside factors play a very small role in limiting our ability to lead a healthy life.
The stories we tell ourselves shape our perception of ourselves, our reality and set our limitations.
You become what you believe.
We are the stories we tell ourselves.
Our perception of our experience, not the experience per se, shape how we see the world and the place we choose for ourselves in it.
And it’s not just in our minds; there are scientific studies that prove that in these moments that we choose to create our “story”, we secrete biochemicals that we become emotionally addicted to. Even though this “story” is a negative thought cycle, it activates a reward system in our brain, which is why change is so hard.
You have to rewrite your story to change what the brain sees as a reward.
Here's a story:
Ever since she could remember, Michelle’s mother told her that she was difficult and dry.
Up until her late 30’s, Michelle believed this about herself and acted accordingly.
It was difficult for her to develop intimacy with a partner, she was always defensive and confrontative. She batted away physical contact. She was always fighting with everyone close to her about the smallest details. Needless to say, most of her romantic relationships failed.
With a therapist’s support, Michelle uncovered that all her life she had acted difficult and dry because this was the story she had chosen to believe about herself – these traits weren’t ingrained in her DNA.
She could CHOOSE to be different.
By disengaging from this story and telling herself one that she preferred, Michelle was able to free herself from the burdens and limitations that she carried around as unchangeable ‘personality traits’ until then.
Why do you do what you do?
Our habits shape who we are more than anything else.
But changing the habits that you’ve had for years or decades is not easy work. It takes a lot of courage and hard work to let go of the beliefs we’ve had about our ourselves for a very long time.
I’m here to tell you that the process is well worth it.
Changing your story is the only path toward releasing emotional and physical pounds.
Let me help you write a new story.
Click here to schedule a free consultation to discuss my two-step approach to change your story and create a new, happier ending.
To a healthier, happier you,