Do you know the simplest way to start showing your body some RESPECT?
It's so simple yet most of us neglect it or we just don't know how to do it.
All you have to do is:
Not to conversations. Not to words. Not even to your thoughts or beliefs. Listen to your body.
Did you know; your body is in constant communication with you?
Did you know; your body is constantly telling you what it wants, what it needs and the opposite, what it doesn't want or need?
Some things we know how to listen for - like when we're hungry or thirsty. When we need to sleep because we're tired. When we need a hug because we're lonely...
But then there are other things that we're less good at detecting. Things we get comfortable shutting out entirely.
Like the times when the body is desperate for exercise - when it wants movement and activity. When it knows that the pain in the back/hips/knees can be easily fixed by getting off the couch.
The times when it's craving rest - for you to slow down with work and allow yourself to not push so hard. All. The. Time.
The times when it's screaming at you to put down that sugary/processed snack - when it knows you're overloading your entire system. When it knows it's only a matter of time before the system will start failing under the pressure.
When did you last listen to your body? And more importantly, when did you respect your body enough to listen with the intention to act upon it?
So take a moment right now and LISTEN - what does your body tell you right now? And what are you going to do about it?
Excuses - we all have them.
Whether they revolve around your fitness and diet or something completely different, believe it or not, there is a simple way to make sure they don't weigh you down.
In this post, I will tell you how, through a very basic but true statement and here it is:
Your excuses are merely beliefs, they're not facts!
Excuses exist in our heads because sometimes we need them.
Our minds create excuses whenever it thinks it needs to protect us from something - i.e. humiliation, failure, risk of injury or something else that's equally as uncomfortable.
And it's human nature for our minds to do this - in fact, it's pure primal survival instinct for our minds to protect us from potential danger or discomfort be it physical or otherwise.
But here's the thing, the creation of any excuse is there to protect you from a POTENTIAL outcome - read, NOT FACTUAL OR CERTAIN OUTCOME!
So when it comes down to it, excuses are nothing but beliefs - often based on outdated experiences or lack of experiences.
And as it so happens to be with most excuses not to do things like go to the gym or eat a healthy diet, the excuse is often not valid when challenged because the belief is not factual.
Which basically means, you can challenge all your excuses using the smallest amount of logic.
So whenever you start feeling weighed down by your excuses not to go to the gym or do your meal prep, remind yourself of this;
Excuses are beliefs, not facts. And at any given moment, you can change your belief so that it serves you rather than hinders you.