What an interesting time we are embarking upon. Life is changing, our world is changing, we are changing. It is so important that you check in with your belief system at this time. I have seen, heard and witnessed so much negativity recently. This election wore us down. So much anger, fear and mud slinging. All the way around. I am not a political person and am not making a political statement. I am a spiritual person who believes in the greater good. We all play a part in making this world a better place.
How you feel is impacting how you think, act and behave. This is an important time to step back and select a belief that will uplift and empower you to be the person you are capable of being. Please act from love and not fear. It will be what saves your sanity, your relationships and your sweet soul.
So take a deep breath my friends. Take another slow deep breath. This is not the beginning or the end, it is a moment of many moments. If you believe in fear based thoughts you will see fear all around you. Which will immerse your mind and body with anxiety. I believe that love is the core of you and all of our beings. We are connected at he deepest level. This connection allows up to share fear and love. If you allow yourself to consider this, you will see how love can heal us. It brings out acceptance and forgiveness in us for ourselves and one another. Fear is a cancer that spreads from person to person, causing destructive behavior.
Stop the fear from spreading. Choose love instead. What if it were that simple? Trust me, I’ve seen it first hand. Life deals a lot of lemons to all of us. When we choose fear. it rots your heart and soul. When we choose love it gives us peace.
Peace is a much better place to live. If you want peace in the outside world. You will need to invited into your home, head and heart first. For positive quotes: www.instagram.com/rosasmithmontanaro
I am reposting an article from a couple of years ago. As I read it, I thought to myself “Wow! I am doing all of these things and don’t even think about it.” You can effortlessly think differently when you take the time to change your habits and beliefs. I hope you enjoy this article.
With Halloween approaching the typical concern is how to handle the temptation of candy being all around you. Let’s look at this from a naturally thin perspective.
First of all naturally thin people don’t like to be tempted. They are realistic about what their food weakness are. They have some strategies that work well for them to resist indulging their sweet tooth, including:
•Not having candy on their desk that they will mindlessly munch on.
•Saying “no thank you” even when they want to say yes to that chocolate coated treat.
•Only buying candy that they know won’t be an issue for them to hand out
•Don’t waste their calories on something that is not worth it.
•Being fussy about what they eat, they prefer quality over quantity.
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Our weight loss and fitness journey takes us through many unexpected experiences. At first, we are thrown by the surprise but in time we overcome them. It is up to us to own the learning and apply it to our game plan. When you are fully committed to the end result, we find a way to avoid the predictable pitfalls.
What does your game plan look like? Do you have one for the upcoming week? Month? Season? I challenge you to develop a plan for yourself for the next 30, 60 and 90 days. We put more thought into our work week than we do our health for the week. I know it takes time and effort. Anything worth having does.
My daughter is getting married next week. It is a very busy time for me. I literally scheduled time for myself to schedule my time for this week. I know what I am eating for lunch everyday and most importantly when I am working out. This alone is a huge relief to know you have a plan and you a strategy to stick to your plan.
I hope after reading this you will give some serious thought to your plan. Please schedule time with you to schedule time for you!
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Challenge yourself this summer. Your body is way stronger than you think. I’ve lived with asthma my whole life. I am NEVER without my rescue inhaler. Add to the back issues throughout my life and I am very careful about what I subject my body to. What I have learned about fitness is that what my brain tells you is not a reflection of what my body is capable of. I am so grateful to have a good team of coaches and friends at the gym who are passionate about health. We encourage each other to take that next step. It feel exhilarating to push past your comfort zone. It doesn’t have to be a crazy spin class. It can be a fast paced walk that causes you to feel your muscles work. I am a big fan of doing what makes you smile my friends. Give yourself the gift of health and fitness. You never regret it.
Your brain is an amazing computer that is guiding you…consciously and subconsciously. You don’t have to think about so many vital functions that keep you alive such as breathing. Autopilot is a good thing when it comes to running the body and all of it’s intraquate needs. Autopilot is an subconscious activity. The brain takes care of many things for us and we are not even aware of it. Habits are on autopilot as well. Some are healthy, like brushing your teeth and others not so much.
There is also a conscious mind that is paying attend and making decisions that are in our best interest. Or is it really what is best? I would suggest that it’s filtering based on how it has been programmed. The mind is in fact simply following a plan. This is based on our values, beliefs and expectations. What is interesting about this is that we rarely select our program. It is given to us via suggestions, comments, media, culture, family, friends, media, etc, etc, etc. Basically we don’t realize we have adapted a set of beliefs and values that we didn’t even agree too.
An example of this process is if you have a belief that people your age can’t lose weight. Your brain will filter evidence around you to support your truth. It wants to prove you right and please you. The subconscious mind doesn’t judge beliefs. If the best eating plan for your body showed up, you wouldn’t even notice it because your filter isn’t looking for it.
Here is the cool part: you get to change the program anytime you’d like. You first become aware of the filter that is determining what is going to become autopilot. This takes time and insight. In essence you will have to recreate a new empowering belief until it becomes natural to you.
Start to imagine the life you want. Ask yourself what has to be true for you to believe in order to make this your new belief. Step into this and let your mind play there, even if only for a few moments. It is a very powerful experience to have. Visualization, affirmations and hypnosis will allow you to move through the process faster. Create an image board with pictures and phrases that remind you of your goals.
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I am a major fan of hypnosis to make changes in your life. I have used it with 1,000’s of people over the years and have created audios that have the same impact. Hypnosis works so well because it puts you are in trance. While in a trance you can communicate directly with the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is where all your mental reprogramming occurs.
Hypnosis is fixating your mind on one thing to the point of eliciting trance. The trance puts you in an alpha brain state or deeper and while in that state your subconscious mind will grab empowering suggestions without judgment and apply them to your life.
Here is the breakdown of the process as it applies to breaking bad habits:
All habits are rooted in the subconscious mind and will stay there until replaced by another habit.
The mind can’t tell the difference between an imagined event and one that really occurred.
Habits are the result of conditioning. It takes at least 21 cycles of an experience for a habit to be rooted in the mind.
While relaxed, the mind is in an alpha state, also known as trance. It is not evaluating what is occurring at the time.
Vividly imaging yourself replacing the old habit with the new habit during trance will help install the new habit.
Visualization or vividly imaging while in hypnotic trance bypasses the critical gatekeeper and conscious mind’s resistance going directly into the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind believes you have conditioned a new habit, accepts it and implements it into your daily life.
The subconscious mind changes the filter that is being used by the gatekeeper and conscious mind looking for all of the ways to fulfill your expectation.
You begin to notice that you are making changes in your daily life much like the ones that you envisioned while in trance. Many times you realize it after it occurs.
I hope this is clearly outline, ask me questions. I want to help you use this powerful process to change your body and your life.
Next we will talk about this filter your mind is using to create a self fulfilling prophecy.
Summer is on its way to upstate New York… and your home town! Time to think about wardrobe changes. You’ll wear shorter sleeves, shorter pants and possibly a bathing suit…YIKES! People have extreme reactions when this reality sets in. Which one to do you relate to?
The Panicking Person. This person panics and go overboard. They skip meals, run in place and try the latest fad crash diet.
The Downer. They become discouraged and start thinking remorseful thoughts. Those people usually comfort themselves with foods.
Which person are you? It’s okay to admit you relate to them. I hope you can laugh at these reactions even if you identify with them. Resist your nature to react in unhealthy ways. Choose health and fitness as your reaction mode.
The Healthy Person. They value balance in life. Mind, Body and Spirit. It is all important to them. Sometimes they get off track but that’s okay. Summer’s arrival sparks a desire to focus on fitness and energy. Enjoying the season to the fullest. You can be this person. Decide today that health is your birthright. Say it to yourself multiple times a day with a smile on your face and love in your heart.
If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know I follow themes. Spring cleaning is one of them. Each season allows you an opportunity to declutter and refocus to prepare for the next chapter. People clean out closets, the house, yard and so more to create space for the new. I like to do the same on all levels.
What do you do to spring clean your mind and body? It doesn’t have to be complex or difficult. Be mindful of what is distracting you from moving forward to the new. Letting go is a healing experience and one of my themes this year. Letting go of what isn’t healthy for me. I am doing this with a sense of love and appreciation of knowing it’s healthy for everyone when we release that which is negative.
I invite you to meditate on this concept of spring cleaning your mind and body. I would welcome your insights on my facebook page. www.facebook.com/mindoverplatter1
On multiple levels you are drawing into your life what you dwell on the most. This happens energetically in the for of our resonating with others. It also happens in your mind subconsciously. The brain is searching for that which you seek. On many levels you are scanning for what you think about most. When it is found your mind and soul say to you “here it is!!!!” Being obedient and not judging what it’s being asked to find.
Are you seeking that which you desire or fear? Notice your thoughts and feelings from the past. Look at what has shown up. Ask yourself to seek what you desire. Centered your mind and soul in the certainty that your desire is seeking you at this very moment.
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