Are Your Goals Even Yours? 

Since spending time with some of the UKs very best Transformation Coaches in London, I have come to understand a lot more about the psychology of behaviour change.

Psychology has always been something that I have found particularly interesting, and I have continued to study the topic in many different ways. NeuroPlasticity being one of them!

And this was when I came up with the concept that people’s “goals” may not even be based on who they are and what they want.

Stay with me here, it’s going to take some explaining!

I recently read a book by the late Alan Watts, which discussed how “genuine” or “natural” we are. In his lectures he suggested that the moment that we are born and for just a short time after, we are at our most genuine.

This could be the only moment in our lifetime that we are free from opinion, influence or perception.

From that moment on, every person and everything that we encounter, bears an influence on us that, over time, forms the person that you are today.

From what foods you like and eat, what to shows you watch or sports teams you support.

But these influences are not necessarily a true reflection of who we are, we just slot in where we fit.

Over the past few months I have been coaching some amazing ladies through their transformations and at the first coaching call I asked them all the same question “Who Are You?”

The answers didn’t really have any passion, conviction or believable feeling attached. In fact, most initially answered with their name… that’s not what I wanted to know, otherwise I would have asked “what is your name?”

So we went through a series of exercises to establish some good old fashioned truths,  and we dug deeper into their thoughts, wishes and inspirations.

Once we had completed all of these exercises, I went back and asked them the same question, “Who Are You?”, and the answers were totally different. I then went on to ask them what they wanted to achieve in their transformations and their goals had totally changed from what they had said originally as well.

This wasn’t a one off experience, it’s happened numerous times with clients all over the UK and in other countries as well.

What I now believe is that their original goal was not in fact their own, but a combination of what they thought they should be, mixed up with what they thought others wanted, or expected them to be.

And this would explain why so many people fail to achieve their final desired goal, because it simply doesn’t hold any importance to them!

So, I challenge you to to think about this, and think about whether your goals are your own, or a manifestation of all of the influences that you have experienced throughout your life time!

What do you truly want most in life???

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I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

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Train your Brain to Crave Healthier Foods

NUTRITION logo copyYou may have heard me bleating on about mindset and understanding how you think recently on my Social Media posts, and this is because using your brain as the biggest and most powerful tool for weight loss could be the difference in achieving your goals or not.

So can you train your brain to crave healthier foods? Sure you can, with a little practise and listening to your body, anything is possible!

For some people, eating healthy is a laborious task, and leave them feeling as though they are depriving themselves of all those deliciously naughty and unhealthy snacks, treats and take aways. Truth is, there is no deprivation in healthy eating… but lots in unhealthy eating.

Mindless eating of high sugar, high calorie nibbles and meals could be down to your brain… yep…. the brain!

It’s normally thanks to a designed habit that you have formed over time, something that you treat as a go to simple choice. It takes NO thought, NO time and NO effort to do this… because it is a habit. When you create a Habit, it creates a pathway in your brain. Neurons fire every time you happy or unhappy chemicals are released, creating this pathway that leads to, and wires you to repeat behaviours that felt good in the past. These pathways start to form when you are a child, and continue to form throughout your life.

The problem is, what once felt good, may not feel so good now that you are older, wider and needing to shed a few pounds.

There is some good news though… It is possible to “rewire” the brain, deleting old pathways and creating new ones. YES!

You need to understand that doing something once, isn’t going to create a new pathways, you need to repeat it over, and over, and over, and over again. Building a bridge between neurons until the pathways is built and strong enough to become a natural action… a habit.

Have you ever swapped sugar for sweetener? It didn’t come naturally to start with, but over time, it got easier and easier to use the alternative sweetener didn’t it… until now, it is just the norm. Thats because your repeated this over & over until the bridge was built and the pathway was there. Now it required No thought!

So how can we train the brain to Crave healthier food?

REPETITION!

The process works the same as anything else! Doing the same thing again and again.

Here are my top tips for rewiring your food craving Neurons:

  • Keep healthy food available to hand. Use things like nuts, fruit, chopped veg or healthy alternative home made oat cookies to avoid the temptation of eating something that will not support your goals. My personal favourite is my nut box, which has a range of different nuts & dried fruits available at all times.
  • Mindful Eating is an action where you take your time eating, you chew your food slower, taste the foods and actually aid the digestion of your food as well. Many people rush their food, don’t chew as much as they should and certainly do not savoury flavour. This is partly due to eating processed junk for so long, there is little flavour there to actually savour, but with a healthy diet… ooooh the tastebuds are having a party!
  • Present your food well, making food look nice gives your brain the idea of something more exciting. This is why posh nosh in restaurants is all dressed up, despite there not being much on the plate. Pretty food is a feast for the brain & belly!
  • Add variety… When you eat a healthier more nutritious diet, you actually open up so much variety. Variety is the spice of life, and this saying didn’t come around from jokers… Adding variety gives your brain something toward on, and experience. And that experience starts to form a new pathway!
  • Visualisation… not only do you want to see your goals, but you want to feel the as well. Being able to relate to your goal in an emotional way is far stronger than any motivational meme you will see on Instagram. Your goal needs to link to you emotionally in order for you to DRIVE towards and be inspired to achieve it!

 

Give these tips a try & start to make mindset changes that will shape you and your future!

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You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

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Quit Weighing Yourself!

 

lifestyleFor millions of people, stepping on the scales is just another part of their morning routine! Post workout Routine! Before Bed Routine!

For some of us, it has become an obsession… Almost OCD in some cases! A reinforcing reassurance that things are going the right way!  But is it actually helping you or slowing you down? Is it actually beating up your motivation, demoralising you and defeating you! Killing off your desires, dreams, hopes and inspiration to a achieve your goals!? Has it become a burden???

Well, enough is enough! It really is time to take a hammer to the scales and STOP stepping on them, FULL STOP!!!

It’s a bit like losing a sense, when you do, all other senses will in fact actually heighten. So, breaking the scales habit is a way of shifting the ways we define our bodies & our health!

When I start training with a new client, I will always push them away from their scales, and it has been known for me to actually take their bathroom scales away from them if it is becoming TOO obsessive! I want you to look at your body rather than rely on the scales. Look in the mirror at the changes that have occurred, look at how the fit of your clothes is changing… FEEL the difference, rather than rely on a number!

Because what is the perfect weight for you? Do you know? Do you know what 9 stone 6lbs looks like? Or are you just guessing that this number is where you want to be?

I will use me as an example. I was 9stone 2lbs for YEARS, and I looked skinny, too skinny, boney and underweight. Jeans hung off me AND to top it all off… I had flabby legs! 😫😩

I now weight 10stone 4lbs and I look slimmer, more toned and clothes fit better than ever! So how come I gained nearly a stone in weight but look and feel better?

Because I lost fat and gained muscle!

Just look at this picture, all of these women weight exactly the same, but look at the difference in their body sizes & shapes! 

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So, how do you know what “weight” you need to be?

Your scales can create an artificial sense of confidence and they can also crush it in a moment, along with your motivation!

Instead, this January, rather than weighing your self and setting a “Weight” goal, measure yourself with a tape measure and set yourself an inch loss goal! Aim for a shape not a weight!

 

Don’t destroy your motivation before you have even got started. Bin the scales and start Looking, feeling and seeing your body change! Believe me, your mindset and your confidence will change for the better and your results will become bigger, better and more motivating!

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The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

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Beans, Beans… The More you Eat the more you………. ;)

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If you’re trying to lose weight, consider beans your new best friend.

 

But I am not talking about Baked Beans here… Well not the tinned variety anyway!

Beans once received a mixed bag of reviews within the weight loss community, one group would say, they’re high in carbohydrates, which discouraged many dieters. Whilst the other group would say, beans are complex carbohydrates, non-processed and natural, which means that they may be extremely effective for weight loss, especially when using them as a substitute for processed grains. ARRGGHHH… Who do you listen too???

Several studies have completed and touted the health benefits of beans. A 2013 study done by Loma Linda University found that “a high-fibre bean-rich diet was as effective as a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss,” while another study revealed that “bean eaters weighed, on average, seven pounds less and had slimmer waists than their bean-avoiding counterparts.

Not only is eating beans for weight loss highly effective, but these fibre-filled, nutrient-rich legumes are friendly on the wallet too!!! 😀

There are a wide variety of different bean recipes for weight loss that can help you shed those pounds.

Here are a couple that you can try out at home:

  • Black Bean Rice

This simple recipe is actually considered a staple in many Latin American countries, a straight-forward meal of black beans and rice that will fill you up and help you burn off  pounds.

Check out the full Recipe via the Shapefit site below:

Recipe from: Shapefit

  • Roasted Chickpeas

Finding a healthy snacks or side dish can be a little tricky sometimes. But these spicy roasted chickpeas make a fab alternative for chips to munch on, or they can be served as a part of a meal.

This recipe is super easy and super yummy: All you have to do is season and roast. Check out the full recipe on the PopSugar site below.

Recipe from: PopSugar

  • Southwestern Black Bean Chilli

Chilli is one of the most popular comfort food dishes around, and a staple meal among many families, especially during the winter months. This version below is loaded with weight-conscious black beans and removes the ground beef, but feel free to add lean ground turkey for extra protein.

Check out the full recipe from the Health website below.

Recipe from: Health

 

There are literally hundreds, thousands of fabulous bean recipes available on the internet. Why not give one or all of these above recipes a try & then search for more on the web, and keep beans a strong and staple part of your diet.

Beans are Fantastic for weight & fat loss, so keep them coming. If you have a favourite Bean recipe, please feel free to share with us in the comments below. We would love to hear them.

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