Our beliefs shape who we are, what we value and they give us a sense of security. They’re our identity. The beliefs you hold true about yourself have been engrained upon you for years. We were first introduced to our beliefs at birth and have been programmed accordingly.
Your beliefs are the stories you tell yourself. These stories about food, your body, your relationships are the number one determinant of your health.
Your programming also determines your decisions and actions. Who you are being equals what your body is doing.
When you think about how you act from this standpoint, the meaning of any event depends on how you frame it. So, if you change the frame, you change the meaning.
So how can you reframe your desire for weight loss? Weight loss is more than numbers and calories in versus calories out. It’s more than going to the gym or working out at home. It’s more than another task on your to-do list.
What if you think of weight loss as excess creativity waiting to be released?
Maybe those extra pounds are how you do, or don’t, handle change.
Maybe putting on a few more pounds this holiday season, this year, or this month is easier than everything else happening in your life.
Here’s the thing – if you don’t own the weight, you can’t lose it because you can’t lose what you don’t own.
Have you considered that those pounds you hate might be asking you to own yourself and fully embrace yourself as you are? What if you enjoyed every day, every experience of being alive rather than shaming yourself?
It’s a huge shift in your beliefs.
Think about this – if you believe that you are fat, then you are placing value on being fat. You’re holding this belief so close to your heart that it’s like it belongs with you. Therefore, to be thinner or leaner or in better shape, would not be congruent with your belief system. You will obsessively notice how fat you are no matter how much weight you lose no matter what your body looks like.
Our beliefs shape us.
Now, I want to hear from you.
What’s one belief that, if you’re super honest with yourself, is derailing your happiness or success?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
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