Making a Change!

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Nothing will change your mood and energy like doing some high intensity exercise.

The term “High- Intensity” exercise can be scary.  For some it may cultivate images of people lifting huge weights.  For others It could stimulate the idea of pushing yourself until exhaustion or even vomit.  Unfortunately people can very easily think of discouraging reason’s why they should not do something that is actually the best thing for them.

Change is always scary.  Something new always creates anxiety.  That’s just the way life is…  But it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.

High intensity exercise is a healthy part of life that most of us are missing but High intensity always needs to be appropriate for the individual that is doing it.  If you are in your 50’s and are lifting weights for the first time in your life then High intensity for you means something different then it does for a guy that plays football at university.

Intensity must be assessed on an individual basis.

Your exercise program must be appropriate for you!

Your nutrition needs to be customized.  No one single nutrition plan can be ideal for everyone.  We all have different preferences and personal needs and requirements.

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We all have different energy requirements.  Being male of female affects how many calories your body burns in a day.  So does your age, your career and your activity levels each day.  All of these factors completely affect how much food your body needs.

Some people prefer to eat meat while others want to be vegetarian or vegan.  To be successful with your nutrition we need to create a personalized plan for you.  You need to begin with calculating your caloric needs.  You must determine how much protein and carbohydrates your body requires each day to do the things you want to do.

You need to learn how much food that is and what choices you need to make daily, to make sure you have the energy to recover and feel your best!

Your nutrition also needs to be something that you are really happy with.  If you don’t enjoy the way you eat you will never be able to stick with it.  You have got to create a lifestyle nutrition plan.  A system and method of eating that is satisfying for you that you can maintain indefinitely.

The truth is that your exercise and nutrition needs to become your way of living in order for you to make your changes last a lifetime.

All of this is assuming you want to lose weight, tone up or restore your youthful energy for the rest of your life.

So I know what you’re thinking… You’ve heard this before.  You know you need to change the way you eat and exercise.  You know you need to make it a lifestyle but you’re still not doing it.  It seems that the problem is something more than just knowing that exercise is good for you.  Maybe your problem is finding the time or maintaining the motivation. Maybe you just need someone to hold you accountable to getting this part of your life done.  After all in other aspects of your life you are performing extremely well.  Maybe the root of the problem is that you are not spending enough time thinking about the bigger picture.

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Creating a life Change requires you to See the Big Picture!

Are you serious about making a change in your life?

I promise you that there is no greater stimulus for changing absolutely ANYTHING that is going on in your life than getting started again with your exercise and healthy nutrition lifestyle.

Nothing will break your bad habits better than starting some new healthy ones again!

…But this time let’s commit to keeping it going long term.

What is the secret to success long term?

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It really boils down to your mindset.  You need to anchor your goals and the reasons why you want to accomplish them into your life.  Any weight-loss goals, or energy and appearance goals that you have need to connect to the other aspects of your life.  Any health and wellness achievements that you want to make need to connect to the other parts of you.

Do you really want to make this work for you this time?

Then don’t skip this vital initial start up step.

You need to practice this mindset daily to make it your new habit.  Yes… To make your new goals a reality you first need to get the right thoughts into your mind.  You need to rehearse them again and again daily until this new healthy, goal appropriate mindset become a real natural habit for you.

Return to this simple success template daily until you start to see real momentum starting to happen in your life.

Until then you stick to this tried and proven method of success!

First thing in the morning you need to get your mind set up properly.  Everything that happens to you in your life is a result of the thoughts that you are thinking.  Your life is really a response to the things you think about more often.  If you want to make changes in your exercise and nutrition habits you need to change the way that you think.

Begin each day with this simple little system of successful thoughts.  If you can take the time to write it down the first time it will help you to commit these ideas to your mind once and for all.

I encourage all of my clients to begin their program this way!

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First think about 1-5 things in your life that you are truly happy for.  What in your life are you grateful for?  No matter what situation you are in you always have a choice.  You always have a choice to look at what is good in your life or what you are not happy with.  Choose right now to focus on the top things you have in your life.  Write them down.

What are the top 5 things that you have in your life that you are most grateful for?  This is so important for success.  Write them down now!  You need to get the right thoughts into your head.  These are priority thoughts for you to think about.

Realize that there are different parts to you.  Your health, your primary relationships, your other relationships, your career, your finances, your spirit, well-being, your health, your education, your contribution.  To be happy and healthy you need to have information in your mind to fill up all of the boxes that make you.  Take the time to formulate your vision.  This is the real mental work that you must do.

You need to create your vision.  You need to create a Big Picture for success.  You need to get your mindset for success!

Once you know what you are most grateful for in your life it’s time to change your focus again.

Now put your attention on your top Goals.

You need 1-5 clear goals in your mind.  These are your anchors.  You need to have a dream or something in-front of you.  Something that pulls you forward.  We all need thing in-front of us to keep us working.  Take time right now to write down your top goals.  The things that inspire you most.

What do you really want to see in your life?

Think about your primary relationship.  How do you want it to be?  How do you want it to change or improve?  See it and write it down.  Get a picture.  Be as specific and clear as you can.

Do the same for your secondary relationships, for your career, your finances, health and well-being, your energy, your pain.  Don’t focus on the problems.  Focus only on your solutions.  How you want things to be.

Write that down now!

When things get tough you will need these ideas in the for front of your mind.  These are the thoughts that get you through the tough times.  There are always tough times on the road to success!

Write down your top 5 goals in all aspects of your life now!

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Now that you know clearly what you want to create in your life its time to start thinking about the action steps.  What do you need to do to make your goals into your reality?  What things do you need to do daily to really make your dreams come true?  Take each of your top goals and think about what you need to do today to bring you a little closer towards that goal.

What are your action steps?

What things do you need to do or focus on today to help bring your goals into your life.

For instance… If you wanted to improve your relationships what things do you need to do to make that happen?

Do you need to listen more, open up an communicate or share more?  Do you need to be more affectionate or playful?  Do you need to do more or give more or make more time to be or do more?  What things do you need to do in order for you to accomplish that goal?

Can you see how if you were to be exercising more and eating better how that would affect your goal?

Can you see how you could use your exercise to release some stress and pick up your energy?  Can you see how eating better will improve your mood and patience?  Can you see how your health and wellness goals can actually contribute to a better you in all the other aspect of your life?  This process of anchoring your goals is vital to your successful life change.

Finally you can finish with what questions or information you need to get.

What questions do you need to ask yourself, your coach or someone else?

These are the things you want your subconscious mind to continue to work on…

The questions we ask ourselves are so valuable.  The things we think and say to ourselves daily are what create our circumstances.  We need to be asking ourselves questions that will lead to successful outcomes.

Bad questions do not inspire us.  Questions like why can’t I lose weight need to be readjusted to successful questions like:

How can I lose this weight and enjoy the process?

What do I need to learn about myself or my life to realize these goals?

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Finish off your big picture mindset by asking yourself the right questions that will help you to arrive at the right outcomes.  You need to start working smarter not harder.  You need to get your subconscious mind working on the solutions that you want in in your life.

Are you ready to make a change in your life?

Let’s talk about where you want to go…

Send me a personal email here:  I can support you in my private studio or we can train on-line in your home.

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