When you are walking down the street and see a fit woman do you feel envy? Do you curse her in your head and rationalize all the ways in which her life must be miserable in order to look that way?
We have all been there in one way or another. Our mind loves to make up stories about everything and everyone. It will never stop for as long as we have a body.
Here is the thing though, you cannot have that which you hate or push away. Why? Because you rationalize all the ways it isn't fulfilling to be fit and healthy, how hard that woman must work to look like that, and how unhappy she must be.
If you are torn between hating those who appear to have it all figured out and wanting to look fit and be healthy then you have essentially (unconsciously) instructed your mind to do nothing. If we do not give our mind a clear direction to take, it will take none at all. We cannot be torn between wanting and not wanting.
Do not panic if you are torn. There are ways to work with this so that you can get clear on and have what you consciously want. It takes some effort and elbow grease but persistence is rewarding.
I don't know about you but every single good thing I have in my life today is because I kept cracking at it. It doesn't even necessarily have to be that hard, but the drive to keep growing must be there. When the drive feels like it isn't there or is too faint to see, that's when a good coach comes in to help you clear the brush in your mind.
Health and fitness is a billion dollar industry but rising health care costs and rates of obesity show us that this investment isn't paying off. How can that be? It starts in our mind. We will never be or have that which we cannot see first in our mind. Your limitations are whatever you believe they are. Without coaching, I would never be where I am today because I was unconscious of my own limitations and barriers.
You deserve to feel and look good. Don't let your mind haunt you any longer and take conscious control of what has been holding you back!
Julia Broome is passionate about health, nutrition and exercise. She is most excited about educating women on the short and long term impact of exercise and proper nutrition on pregnant women and their baby.