Did you enjoy your Valentine’s Day Weekend? I certainly hope so. Nothing has meaning unless we give it meaning. So Valentine’s Day can mean whatever you want it to mean. From my point of view, Valentine’s Day represents Love in general. I am a big fan of showing your Self that you love you. My goal for all of you is that you be in love with your selves and your lives! This is totally possible if you see that almost everything is a matter of perspective. I say ‘almost’ only to not over generalize, but I’m a believer in altering your perspective to suit your needs. Many of us argue for our limitations. I do this as well. What I mean is all the “I can’t do that because… I hate that because… that’s too hard for me because…” and all that jazz.
In altering perspective, and deciding what thoughts you are going to think, you need to first recognize that you are not your thoughts. Your conscious mind has thoughts that often control you instead of you controling your thoughts. You can control what you think with a little practice. It takes some effort, as does everything, but once you learn it- it becomes second nature to choose your thoughts. Your subconscious mind listens to whatever the conscious mind tells it. It doesn’t judge or get to decide anything. It just takes in what you send and acts on it. So if you say “This is going to make me sick”, then it will. If you say “I can’t do that” then you’ll be right. I think the best way to get your mind around the concept of choosing your thoughts is with the book “The Power of Now” by Eckhardt Tolle.
We could go soooo far into this, but I will leave it for today to say- don’t say mean things to your body! Did you criticize yourself today? Start to change your thoughts and the way you feel about yourself. Tell that jiggly inner thigh that you love it! Send your body love! It is the first step on heading down the path you want to head in with your physical fitness. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again- you must first appreciate and be grateful for what you have in order to allow in more good things. So love that bod! Tell that wonky knee that you love it! Do it now, and giggle to yourself if you feel the urge. That’s always good, too.
Peace and Love,