What you think of yourself has far more impact on your life than you realize.
There’s an old saying; “If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right.”
This may not seem to make sense. But look at it this way. When you start a project, whether it’s weight loss, or getting fit, or training for a marathon, when you believe you can do it you put all your energy into it. You are 100% focused. You are driven and setbacks are seen as just obstacles to be overcome, not barriers to stop you.
When you believe you can’t you put much less effort in. You are not focused, you are not dedicated. And at the first setback you are likely to just give up. You see that setback as proof you are right. You can’t do it so why even try.
When I’d had enough of being overweight, when I’d had enough of being on diabetes medication, when I’d had enough of having no energy, I decided to do something about it. I didn’t think “I’ll give it a go and see what happens.” I put everything I had into it. I watched what I ate, I controlled portion sizes, I went walking every day, which soon led to running. And the weight fell off me. Now three years later, I’m maintaining my weight loss, I’m off all medication and I intend to stay that way. I didn’t achieve this by being half hearted. I made up my mind to do it. And I did it.
Your mind can be your most powerful ally. Or your most formidable opponent.
I’d like to leave this with another old saying; “I’ll believe it when I see it.”
Believe it. Then you will see it.
It’s all in your mind.
Synchronicity can be amazing sometimes. I’ve been thinking for a while about taking up yoga. As you get older your body loses its flexibility. I’ve lost the weight, but now I still want to get myself into better shape, firm up my stomach, which still has loose skin.
Out of the blue I received an email asking if I would share a review of the best yoga mats out there. Maybe this is the Universe dropping hints that yoga would be a good fit for me.
Anyway, this review is very thorough and if I do decide to buy a yoga mat I will make use of the review to make my choice. And I’m sure it will benefit others too.
So here’s the link to the post.
Best Yoga Mats
If you’re in the market for a new yoga mat but don’t know where to start, here’s your answer!
I’m always open to promoting other health and wellness businesses out there.
I have been off the diabetes drug, Metformin, three years this month. This is after the doctor wanted to put me on a second drug in December 2014 when my A1C was 7.2. That drug was strongly linked with causing liver damage. In fact in June 2015 when I went back, the doctor ordered a test of my liver function before my visit.
What did I do? I made simple lifestyle changes. I watched what I ate. I monitored my calorie intake and I started walking. Which led to running. My weight fell off. I have lost almost 70 lbs from my heaviest weight. Diet change and moving more will do more for you than any pharmaceutical pill. Drugs are designed to control your symptoms, not cure your illness. After all, Big Pharma won’t make any money off you if you’re healthy. If you want to get well make small changes daily so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Small changes lead to big results over time.