For Those Of You Who Think Weight Loss Has to Be Hard…

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My lovely assistant, Stacy, sent me an article that began with the above mentioned quote. I have to admit, growing up in a Jewish family, having gone to Hebrew School and being Bat MItzvah’d, I have never read the Torah or Bible or anything of that sort. I memorized my Torah portion (in Hebrew), I sang it out loud in front of my peers, yet at the age of 12 I really didn’t know what I was reading.

I was shocked to find that the quote about your thoughts is from the Bible! A lot of people think that what I teach is hard to understand, too good to be true, not realistic, etc. I also know that a lot of people study the Bible and it’s teachings. And even if you don’t, can you deny this quote from this ancient book?

So for those of you that think weight loss has to be hard, guess what…

After having many conversations, in both my businesses’, (with people looking for monumental shifts in weight and/or business), I find that the biggest problem is that people are completely missing the parallels. They will see a result in one area of their life and then be blinded by it in another. Allow me to explain…

If you are a business owner and you have ever gotten a client, had the phone ring, or received money out of the clear blue sky…how did this happen? At one time, I had a client from Long Beach, call me in Huntington Beach, to inquire about my personal training services for herself and her partner. How did she find me and why? There are hundreds, and thousands of trainers in the Long Beach area and I assure you, I was not well known. Yet, she found me and signed up.

My thoughts were in the expectation that clients would find me. I didn’t spend money on advertising or marketing at the time and my expenses were low enough that I didn’t really need to. I was perfectly happy having a handful of clients at a time and getting them results. I never thought, what if I don’t get any more clients, what if my business will shut down, what if the economy takes all the people who were paying me away, etc. And so that wasn’t my reality. Where in your life have you seen miracles happen? Where have you found that the less you tried and the more you simply focused on the good in your life, you got results?

So now why can’t this be carried into weight loss? People think, weight loss can’t work that way, I can’t think myself thin. Why not? It works for every other area of our lives. We attract the love of our life that way, we attract opportunities and friends that way, we attract money and jobs that way. Why does weight loss have to be any different?

I urge you to begin separating this scientific model of weight loss from your current reality unless you like to live your life in a constant struggle. Focus on what you think first before anything else. Start with the root cause of the problem… why do I think what I think? As you now know, your thoughts literally shape your life.

The first thought I would change… “Weight Loss is Hard”. Imagine what life would be like if we changed it to “Weight Loss is Easy”…

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