Change Your Thinking

This journey is a process. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Do not expect to have everything figured out in one week or one month. Heck, it’s been 3 years for me and I realize the more I think I know, the more I don’t know. I have devoted myself to this life and health journey, and I constantly evaluate what works and doesn’t work for me. These past few years my nutrition, exercise, and knowledge has changed as I hit goals or plateaus.  It has morphed me into what I am today.

Get Rid Of Stinking Thinking

For years I never cared about my health or body. It didn’t matter to me or even enter into my mind to read, research, and listen to what the experts in this field had to say. I could care less. However, since January 2012 my ears perk up and I get jazzed (excited) when anyone talks about or mentions nutrition, exercise, or meal prep. My mindset has truly changed thanks to the transforming, redeeming power of God. “Stinking Thinking” had to go. I have went through a lot of trial and error in the first few months of my weight loss. As Ken Andrews says, “The body is like a chemistry set, once you figure it out nothing can stop it from changing.” This is such a true statement because I am living proof that changing your mind will change your body. Dont get me wrong here it is 3 years later, and I am still learning, and tweaking my nutrition and exercise to better fit my needs.

What I Learned First

I had to learn the difference between head hunger and true physical hunger. When I held the refrigerator or cabinet doors open looking for food and thinking to myself, “Hum, what can I eat?” it was just a sign of boredom.  When I thought I was hungry even though I just ate 30 minutes beforehand was a sign I was not drinking enough water. I wanted to know what I should eat before and after workouts and what is the best type of exercise I can do with physical limitations? I asked myself and my coaches (Ken and Austin) so many questions because I knew that knowledge was power and as the G.I. Joe cartoon characters use to say, “Knowing is half the battle.” I wanted to know everything I could.

Change your thinking: Bottom Line

No one can do the work for you. SURE, trainers, coaches, and I can give you tons of information, but what works for me may not work best for you. Be a learner. Its okay to try and fail. I have and everyone who is a part of RetroFit Ministries have had setbacks and failures. The difference is knowing that its okay to fail as long as you don’t give up. Shake yourself and let the past go. Learn from your mistakes, get rid of the stinking thinking that says you can’t when you CAN. Keep Moving Forward!!

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