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Stay Fit: The Choice is Yours

by Lazybrook Civic Club - September 23rd, 2011.
Filed under: Around the Neighborhood.

– By Birgitt Haderlein Owner of To Fit You, Wellness coach/Fitness Consultant

This has been the hottest summer ever! Having said that I have been impressed with all of the Lazybrook residents who in spite of the heat found ways to keep their exercise program going. I may not know all of you by name but I am out a lot and can pick you out if we were to play name that exerciser. Last month I shared with you my first strengthening and walk class I did for the neighborhood. What a great time it was. I am gearing up for the next class (fall session) starting September 14 and looking forward to meeting all of my participants. (The spring session begins February 8. 2012.)

I have been in the fitness industry over 25 years and still the main question I get asked is how can I lose this weight that suddenly crept on?

I have learned to let the client continue to talk because at some point in our conversation they always find the best answer to their own question. Although you do have all our own answers you still need the support and accountability to get fit. Sure you have obstacles that get in the way – your schedule, your job, your kids, the weather, the knee injury from college…but ultimately you have the body that you accept.

I’m going to REPEAT that so it will really sink in. You have the body that you accept. You may not realize it but you already posses everything you need to transform your body, and it all starts by taking the responsibility for the body that you have today.

You are in the current shape you are in because until this moment you have been OK with it.

Oh I know you are not thrilled with it and you have even talked about losing weight and getting fit- but you haven’t changed what you accept.

Here’s how to transform your body in three steps:

Step one: Feel Disturbed
It has been said that emotion creates motion. This is essential when it comes to personal transformation. So to transform your body you must first decide that you can’t live another day in the body you currently have.

Get your emotions stirred up. Make a list of all the reasons your ready to lose weight and get fit. Get disturbed.

Step Two: Decide What You Want
Without clarity you will never get were you want to go. Now that you are disturbed with the body that you have, decide what the body that you have will look like.

Think in concrete and specific terms. You may want to take before and after pictures – this will help you have a vision of what changes you want to make.

When you get a clear picture in your mind of what you’ll look like in your “after” picture decide what the caption will read.  “I lost 4 inches of my waist”.

Step Three: Take Action
The time spent between inspiration (now) and taking action determines whether you will succeed or fail. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in analysis paralysis – there is always something that you can do immediately.

Take action now by emailing me or calling me to set up a fitness consultation to be the best you, you can be.

The healthier and happier life you wanted is closer than you think. I am here to get you there.

Get Disturbed!
You have to get disturbed with your current shape in order to take the action you need to transform your body. How do you get disturbed? Try these:

  • Go shopping for a swimsuit
  • Try on all of your “skinny clothes”
  • Look at old pictures of when you were in better shape
  • Go to the doctor for a physical.

I will leave you with this final thought. When you finally accept that you can do anything you want in your life you will et the life you want.

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