The Best Way to Get Results!
So, you want to drop 20 pounds off the old waist tire? You want to make it to the world wide Jazzercisers competition or perhaps the Crossfit Games. Maybe you just want to start working out in hopes that your slight insomnia will vanish and you can finally sleep like a baby -- snoring, drooling, yapping through your dreams, sleepwalking down the street and the whole nine yards. Sorry to break it to ya, but whatever end goal you’ve attached to working out won’t be accomplished just by working out. You heard me, friend! It ain’t gonna happen.
You get your mind out of the gutter and talk to yourself with some respect, determination and absolute, unwavering belief that you will and are accomplishing whatever you’ve set your mind to.
What do I mean?
My clients come to me and say, “I’ve set a New Year’s resolution and this year I’m going to stick to it!”
I reply, “Awesome! How are you going to accomplish your goal?”
To which I usually hear, “I’m going to workout everyday, I’m going to cutout unhealthy foods and I’m going to commit to going to bed at a decent time.”
What I actually hear is, “I’m going to hit the gym everyday this coming week, maybe into the week after, until I forget what my goal was and life gets in the way. I’m going to eat a bland diet of chicken and broccoli until I’m tempted with all those devilish goodies known as sugary, processed foods and then slowly unravel from there. And I’m going to attempt to go to bed early unless I fall into the Netflix black hole of Breaking Bad… then I’ll just go to bed early another night… after I’ve spent sleep deprived weeks of binge watching it.”
We’ve all been guilty. We’ve all set goals only to find ourselves feeling like a failure a few short weeks later and thinking, “Oh well, there’s always next time.” Or maybe, you are the kind of person who can actually commit to sticking to your action steps. Month after month, you wrestle with the frustration of not seeing any body changes, or perhaps you do start to get strong enough to compete in a weightlifting competition. However no matter how hard you work, you just can’t seem to come home with the big “W”… win.
That’s because it’s not just about working out, eating healthy and getting a good night’s rest. If you want to accomplish your goals, no matter what they may pertain to, you’ve got to clean up the negative trash talk that happens in your head every time you hit the grind. That shit will get you nowhere!
The only way I have ever seen anyone truly accomplish their goals is by shifting their mindset and becoming their number one fan. It’s about eliminating that shit storm of negative chatter everytime you miss a lift, go up a pound, or succumb to peer pressure and eat that delicious monster cookie your grandma put in front of you. Damn monster cookies!
Instead of filling your mind with doubt and harsh judgements about your journey to greatness, start to affirm that you are doing the best you can in that moment. Surround your goal with positive affirmations and uplifting visualizations.
If you’ve never used affirmations, they don’t need to be as “woo woo” as you would imagine. They can be as simple as:
“I am awesome, amazing, strong and a badass.”
“I am one with the Universe. The Universe gives me the strength to excel and accomplish my goals.”
“My goal comes easily to me and I work towards it with joy and gratitude.”
Same with visualizing. Visualize what it’s like to accomplish your goal. How do you feel? How is your life different? Who is there? How does it feel to make that lift or be free of those pesky l-b’s? What are you wearing, you sexy beast? Go into detail and do not, I repeat, DO NOT play small! If it helps, you can even write out your visualization… I personally prefer to.
Voila! It’s that simple, my friend!
It’s when my clients change their mindset that they truly start to see the magic happen, the mojo appear and they not only accomplish, but go above and beyond their goal. What once seemed like a giant snow covered, icy mountain, is now a measly ant hill. I find them saying, “Where’s the next mountain I can climb?!” Of course, they mean it figuratively. Then again, if you want to climb a mountain… you absolutely know you’re capable of it!
So, there you have it. Accomplishing goals isn’t about working out until you collapse from exhaustion or eating yourself into boredom. It’s about setting the goal and more importantly, setting a mindset that is in alignment with accomplishing that goal.
My challenge for you is to reassess your goals. Be honest and examine what kind of thoughts you’ve been associating with them. Then, rewrite them! HAVE FUN with your goals and don’t get down on yourself. If you have a rough day, use affirmations and visualization to get you back on the wagon of badassery.
If you have questions about how to reframe your mindset and knock out your goals left and right, contact me to set up a complimentary clarity consultation. Also, be sure to sign up for my newsletter to ensure you never miss a beat or an inspiring, ass whooping article written by yours truly.