If you clicked on this post, I would guess that you are trying to create lasting change in your body and lifestyle. Yes?
And I would also assume that you want to live a long, healthy life filled with boundless energy and adventure, in a body, let’s face it, that is BAD ASS & STRUT WORTHY?
Does this sound right?
Ok, if this is the case, there is one crucial thing you are going to have to do first.
In fact, if you don’t do it, you cannot succeed.
Transforming yourself into a fit, strong bad ass mom is not going to happen without radically changing your IDENTITY first.
Why? Because the old you is the one that got you into this place of dis-satisfaction to begin with!
The old you ate the junk food.
The old you put herself last.
The old you didn’t listen to her body when it said it was full.
The old you didn’t make physical fitness a priority.
The old you spent her time, energy & money NOT taking care of herself.
In short, the old you didn’t love herself enough.
As long as we are trying to create lasting change with the old version of ourselves, we are destined to fail. Every. Single. Time.
It’s like trying to run new software on an old computer. It just doesn’t work.
Shifting your identity isn’t as hard as you might think.
Let’s use me as an example.
Old Identity: Depleted, depressed, out of shape mom who doesn’t have the time and energy to take care of herself because she always puts herself last, thinking she is being a good person for doing so.
New identity: Fit, strong, bad ass mom who puts herself first, and chooses people, foods, activities, thoughts and feelings that build her up, which allow her greater capacity to give to her loved ones.
Now it’s your turn. Let’s get crystal clear on exactly who this NEW YOU is.
What does she do EVERYDAY?
What does she eat?
What does she look like?
What does she believe about herself?
How does she show up in the world?
Everything you do is determined by the person who
YOU DECIDE YOU ARE.
Align who you are with the behavioral changes you are trying to make, and your life will immediately stop feeling like such a struggle. You no longer will have to rely on will power and inner strength.
It will just be who you are.
You don’t wake up in the morning and ask yourself, “Hmmmm should I brush my teeth today? I’m not really in the mood, I’ll just try and brush them tomorrow.”
No…you are the kind of person who brushes their teeth everyday. Right?
How about becoming the kind of person who does other healthy things too?