How do you feel when you are giving a presentation? Maybe you are an online trainer and only give in person presentations rarely, so you are not as concerned. However, trainers need to care for their body not only for appearance, but also for energy and brain power. Weight carried around the belly is like a spare tire that weighs your physical and mental person down. Let’s go into the belly for some wisdom.
What you put into your body becomes you tomorrow. This means that we want to be wise about the foods and nonfoods we put into the belly. You probably know that natural veggies, fruits and proteins are the best fuel, so use your mind and set that program in place. You can find lots of great recipes online, and some of the wisest recipes are Paleo and Gluten-free. Wait! Before you stress over not being able to do this, let me tell you that there are lots of recipes for these recipes and it is a popular topic on line, too.
A few years ago, I led a weekend workshop called Resplendent Lives for Women in Oregon. We had a lovely week-end and lots of great food. Pancakes, breads, pasta, cookies, cakes, and everything you might imagine to put on a couple pounds over a couple days. I felt heavier and my brain felt fogged. When I returned home I read an article on the book “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis, which talked about how wheat affected your physical body with heart issues, but also made your brain fuzzy. This was enough for me to try it for a couple weeks. We can do anything for a couple weeks.
After three weeks, I dropped 12 pounds (and I wasn’t overweight) and could think much more clearly! When I tried having a normal piece of wheat bread I discovered that it made me very unfocussed for about two hours! I did not have Celiac Disease, but I am wheat sensitive. You can do more research if you wish and find many benefits to changing your diet. It’s belly wisdom!
How To Begin Body Focus
Many people are not happy about the size of various parts of their body, but they don’t know how to proceed to handle the problem. One popular place of complaint is the “belly.” Guys want a “6-pack”? If so, let’s take a tip from some actors. So, let’s simply get focused.
- Calendar – choose event or time when you want to be in shape (i.e. Summer/June 1, 2014)
- Regimen – Type of exercise (i.e. biking, carb control, yoga, etc.) and best time to do activity.
- Sacrifice – What will you give up? (i.e. Buffets, pasta, wheat). Go ahead, make it something you know you will simply take off your list.
- Results – Decide what end result you want (6-pack, looser clothes, etc.)
- Visualize – Relax and dream about when you are in the size and shape of health.
Visions of Health
When you get a sense of what you want and see it in your “conscious” mind, then close your eyes and envision a new you. Work backward in time in your mind and envision the journey of new behaviors, such as walks, drinking lots of water, enjoying a gluten-free meal, and laughing. Yes, it needs to feel happy and joyful! All this wonderful stuff moves into your “unconscious” mind with regular practice AND practice makes perfect!
Lesson: You are so much more than you know. Beginning is easy when you have the image and visions running inside your mind. Continuing each and every day you can put this belly wisdom inside and see the results outside. Enjoy your body, mind, and life.
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