"There are two days in the year where you cannot do anything - YESTERDAY and TOMORROW. Only today can you be happy, smile, dream, love, and be thankful." - Pablo
Mindfulness is a huge buzz-word today but being present in the moment and living in a mindful way has been proven to improve health. This is true of all aspects of health, including weight loss. You may have made mistakes that have led to being overweight now, but that is the past. Yesterday. You can't change that.
You may want to do things differently in the future so that you change your results. I applaud you for that but still that is in the future. Tomorrow. You can't do anything about that either - yet.
What you can do is make a change today. Today is the only day you have to work with. It is where we live. The only moment you can change is the one you are in right now.
That is why I called my book, which is now available on Amazon, Today is Still the Day. Today will always be the only time we have to make changes that will have an impact. We will be able to look back on what we did today and assess whether it worked well or not. We can plan ahead but we still have to implement that plan in the moment.
Your perception determines your reality and consequently your behavior. We all have filters created by our past experiences and beliefs that we see life through. Those filters determine how you feel about things and in turn will determine whether you succeed or fail.
For instance if you have tried to lose weight before and haven't succeeded, even if you are using a totally different plan this time, by simply running on autopilot, you will still see your efforts through the filter of your past failure and feel as though it is a losing battle. You may not even be totally conscious of thinking those things, but your subconscious runs your life and that's where your filter resides.
I talk about "refocusing your lens" in the Today is Still the Day plan. What that has to do with is adjusting your filter by becoming aware of it. You can slip off your plan and see it as a failure or you can consider it a lesson learned and move forward smarter.
You can look at a new way of eating as an adventure you will enjoy that will move you toward achieving your fitness goals and a healthy life, or you can look at it as depriving yourself of foods you love. You will totally miss the fact that you will be trying new foods that you may just (and probably will!) enjoy even more. But it all depends on how you see things.
While what you eat and how active you are have a huge impact on your success or failure in getting to the healthy goal you've set, it ALL begins in your thinking NOW.
And you are in control of that! That is very good news because very little seems to be within our control. Your filter is something only you can adjust. That makes you very powerful, maybe more than you ever realized, and has a direct impact on how you feel today. And today is the only day you have.
So I would like to encourage you to open this gift God has given us of today - it is called the present after all! And I would encourage you to consider purchasing my book so you can begin, today, making some changes that can make a huge difference in your tomorrows. It would make a thoughtful gift too!
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Annoying but necessary - I'm not a Healthcare Professional so please check with your Healthcare Professional before changing anything concerning your well being.