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Visualisation and Weight Loss: Can you see yourself Slim:?

Visualisation and Weight Loss: Can you see yourself Slim:?

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Visualisation is a powerful exercise and used by many of the world’s leading sports people.


David Beckham has talked about how he visualises taking perfect penalties, and I am sure that almost all successful people use visualisation to some extent.


One of the world’s most smartest people ever was Albert Einstein and he has so many famous quotes about how important imagination and visualisation are…


If you want to achieve something you first have to see it in your minds eye.


Albert Einstein said…


“Your imagination is the preview of life’s coming attractions!”


So what are you imagining in your mind?


Can you see yourself enjoying this summer with a slim healthy toned body?

Try this exercise below to imagine getting to your goal.


You need to keep visualising yourself living a healthy lifestyle, looking and feeling slim and energetic. This will help you to think and take the actions of the a slim person, and the more you see yourself at goal, the more you will believe you can get there….


Tonight when you are in bed try this visualisation exercise….


First of all imagine that you are standing at a door….


The door has a sign on it that reads


 JANUARY 2012.


You enter this door looking as you did on 1st January 2012.


Now imagine that you are doing perfectly on your diet, and day by day slowly improving your habits.


You come to another door.


This door says…




You walk through the February door, and after a successful month on your diet you are looking slightly slimmer.


There is another door straight ahead of you.


 MARCH 2012.


You walk through this door and you are looking much slimmer now, and you are lighter on your feet and smiling.


There is another door ahead…


 APRIL 2012.


You go through the door called April, and after 3 months on your diet you are totally transformed!!


Imagine how you look, what clothes you are wearing, how you hold yourself, and how happy and healthy you look and feel.


 Continue this exercise until you get to your goal.


You will realise how quickly a month can pass by, and how amazing the changes can be.


You are on an amazing journey, enjoy the process, and realise how quickly time really does go by…


A few months might seem like a long time, but in the grand scheme of things it really is a blink of an eye.


The next few months, from now until Spring are going to happen, the time is going to pass, but it is up to us to decide what to do with this time.


Time is like money, you can spend it or you can invest it. But even if you do spend and waste your money, it doesn’t really matter because you can always get money back, but you can never get time back.


Do you want to make the next 3 months of your life a time that is setting yourself up to start living a healthy lifestyle, do you want to put the worry and frustration that being overweight causes you behind you for once and for all?


Invest the next few months of 2012 to set yourself for an amazing Spring and Summer, and you will be SO GLAD you did.


Here is another visualisation for you to do…


Imagine the summer is here and your friends/family are all heading to the beach for the day, the sun is shining and the weather is just amazing – you would never even think you were in the UK/Ireland…


So imagine you are at your goal… how does it feel to go to the beach that day???


Now imagine that you didn’t take action to start your diet, and you weigh the same or even more than you do today. Now think how you are going to feel about going to the beach that day?


As human beings we are naturally drawn to the seek out pleasure, and going on a diet can seem like the most unpleasant thing you can do. That is why we avoid doing it.


Here is an equation for you that I find very useful…


Short term pleasure = Long term pain

Short term pain = Long term pleasure


You will normally find that if you go for the thing that makes you feel good immediately, that you are setting yourself up for more pain in the future.


Going on a diet, might not be the most pleasurable experience in the short term, but in the long term the pleasure, happiness, health, confidence, opportunities, and quality of life that you can achieve can be amazing.
Infact, going on a diet isn’t even all that bad, go and read the comments of the people in the January weight loss challenge and you will find that so many people are buzzing with excitement, as they are on an exciting journey of transformation! What journey are you on now? Can you visualise where your actions are going to take you this Spring/Summer?


So next time you are bored, on a bus, train, waiting room, keep visualising yourself at your goal. It will make everything easier for you!

And the next time you can’t sleep, forget about counting sheep, and start walking towards your goal!


Visualise yourself at your healthy target weight, doing, being and seeing all the things that you desire and deserve! 🙂

Good Luck!!

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