TRANSFORMING YOURSELF AND YOUR LIFE…DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!

No matter how long it’s been since you’ve dreamed it... No matter how “unrealistic” it seems... Your impossible dream may just be POSSIBLE after all!

FEAR OF FAILURE…

For as long as I can remember I have had an issue with my weight. It began in high school, when my focus shifted from sport to study. I became the girl at school who was literally the “butt” of everyone’s jokes! I was told regularly that my rear end had its own “postcode”. I used to laugh it off at the time, ever careful to hide my feelings. To others it was just a bit of “harmless” fun, but it bit deep into my self worth and as I grew older I found myself making fun of my rear, just so I got in before anyone else did.

Up until April of 2003, I was relatively lazy and a comfortable size 14. I was not motivated at all to keep fit. I now know this was mainly due to a combination of studying late at night, little activity and lots of bad food choices. It wasn’t long before these habits began to have a detrimental effect on my body and before I had even realised what was happening to me I had ballooned out to 89kg. Feeling insecure about myself and my body had become a way of life. I just accepted it and for a long time used every excuse I could think of to convince myself it wasn’t my fault. I think I tried just about every weight-loss pill and diet miracle I could get my hands on - but kept getting bigger and bigger. I needed to find help… fast. I made the decision to get some professional help, found a personal trainer, saved my money and started training two weeks later.

It wasn’t long before I started thinking it was all too hard and I didn’t have the time, energy or money to continue. Failure was staring me in the face once again, and I remember sitting on the edge of my bed, tears welling in my eyes. I started thinking about all the things that I hated about myself and why I always seemed to get nowhere fast. There were so many reasons I could think of why it just wouldn’t work, and my lack of results seemed to be at the top. Later, it would become very clear that I always stopped before I really got started. I was extremely impatient and never did anything long enough to see any significant changes. Many of the people I meet and have connected with over the past 10 years have similar stories. Many of them often question themselves as to why they find it so hard when everyone around them seems to be doing it all so easily. Guess what, they’re NOT! Most successful “transformation” stories are from people who have made exercise part of their lifestyle on a daily basis and these same people live and breathe the benefits. Many others start out with the greatest intentions but somehow, somewhere along the way, lose momentum. There is always an unavoidable crisis or an excuse that suits. The truth is that until you can identify the real issues that are holding you back, you may be fighting an uphill battle. Acknowledging your weaknesses can be very confronting but if you stick at it, the good news is that you can start to make some real progress.

SIX MUST-DOS BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE… ASK - Ask yourself what you really need in order to succeed. Ask yourself what could stand in the way of your progress so that you have a plan to combat it. Our best advice often comes from our most powerful connection to ourselves, our intuition. Listen to your body.

PREPARE - Be prepared for change. Know how you will tackle the hurdles or obstacles that arise. Know what you want and what results you expect to achieve. Know what you are prepared to do for yourself, before giving your time, energy, and commitment. Be focused on your goal and make a promise to yourself that you will allow yourself the time you need to succeed.

BE READY - Being emotionally and mentally ready are vastly different things from being prepared. If you are not ready to accept a few small changes, your plan may take on a direction of its own. Both your mind and body need to be prepared for the changes you are about to make.

TIME - If you really want to make any changes in life you cannot sit and wait for it to be handed to you on a silver platter (although that would be nice). You have to take control of your future success and create your own destiny. Make yourself the biggest promise you’ve ever made: a promise to BELIEVE in yourself, TO NEVER GIVE UP on your dreams, your goals or your desires! Plan a way to get there and give yourself a realistic timeframe and reach for the stars! Nothing is impossible with a little patience and time if you only try!