Here’s to a Happy New Year and to getting everything that you want out of 2017 including an awesome new (or continued) fitness program!
In just a couple short weeks you will have a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities.
How will you harness your potential to create the very best you?
Aside from joining a fitness program, take the following and get all that you want out of 2017:
1. Use Your Imagination
If you thought that imaginations were only valued in preschool, think again. We can all use our imagination to reprogram and manage our self images.
You may have been exposed to self improvement strategies that tell you to ‘act as if’ or to ‘fake it till you make it.’ Those typically don’t work because your self image is still the same.
Self image is the key to changing your actions and habits. If you want to lose 50 pounds, you first have to think of yourself as someone 50 pounds lighter.
Spend time in your imagination. See yourself 50 pounds lighter. Experience a day in your life at this slimmed down size. Imagine everything down to the smallest detail.
This imagination time will begin to change your self image to that of a person 50 pounds lighter, and your actions and habits will fall into place.
2. Reject Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts will undoubtedly arise as you use your imagination to see your ideal self. “I’m not really going to lose 50 pounds.” “I’ve tried losing weight before and it never works. I’m always going to be overweight.” “This imagination stuff is bogus. It won’t work for me.”
The instant you receive a negative thought simply dismiss it. Don’t spend any time on it at all.
The quicker that you dismiss negative thoughts, the less impact they will have on your self image. Also you’ll find that fewer and fewer negative thoughts arise once you get into the habit of dismissal.
3. Be Nostalgic For The Future
It’s so easy to be nostalgic for the past, especially when you only remember the good stuff. But what good does it do for you to wish for things that are long gone?
Simply put, develop nostalgia for the future!
In your imagination you’ve already lost the 50 pounds, so start pining for the future! Your self image will lock onto that picture and your nostalgic feelings will fuel the fire.
4. I’m The Kind Of Person That…
What kind of person are you?
- I’m the kind of person that loves sweets.
- I’m the kind of person that hates exercise.
- I’m the kind of person that can’t lose weight.
- I’m the kind of person that eats fresh and healthy food.
- I’m the kind of person that keeps fit.
- I’m the kind of person that maintains an ideal body weight.
Your self image will fulfill any label that you put on yourself. The power is all in your hands.
What kind of a person do you want to be in 2017 and what kind of fitness program will get you there?
If losing weight is something you’d like to do this year, then give us a call, check us out online at www.teamafterburn.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn, or better yet, come down to the studio and try out a class!