One of the reasons that I kept a lot of fat on my body was because of my emotional background i.e. things that had happened in the past that had effected me emotionally. So when I wanted to lose the fat I needed to look at why I chose to remain fat and not be slim. This is a tricky thing to note how to do as this process grew with time and was personal to me.
The main ways that I was able to look at this were: I spent some time meditating on it and thinking about it. Sometimes the answer would come quickly and other times it would take a while for the truth to come to the surface.
I also took some courses that helped me glean more information about myself run by the More to Life people. I also attended ‘The Power of Self Esteem’ and ‘The Power of Purpose’ courses ran by Zoe Grace Cozens of Leapfrog training, which gave me techniques to find out what I really thought of myself and then work out if if those thoughts were true or not. I’ve attached a link at the end of the blog for you. Having assistance with this really helped as the emotional layer is quite difficult to see and shift by yourself.
I spent some time writing down in my life book the reasons why I might be fat and did ‘some work’ using the techniques I leart to shift those unhelpful beliefs about myself. I eventually worked out that I chose to be fat as it was safer for me than being thin and attractive. This is spurious logic of course as the feeling of safety only comes from inside me. My partner and I then worked out ways that I could feel safer even when I was thinner like wearing an engagement ring or just knowing that I was unavailable. Once I had some ‘safe’ things in place I then felt I was able to loose the fat. I could then start to be slimmer.
There are some brilliant books out there to help you sift through old patterns and habits. One book is by Louise L Hay. I’ll add a link at the end.
On Mark’s Daily Apple page he advocates exercise as an important part of loosing the weight. I agree with him – although my persistence with the exercises hasn’t been good. I started off well but now I don’t do his routines. I hope to resume them in the future.
I don’t set aside time to exercise during the day but I do consciously stretch my body, run where I can – in short sharp bursts, lift my children in an exercising sort of way, garden in an exercising sort of way, play in an exercising way, walk about as much as I can and just generally try to imagine that I’m a fit and healthy human being. When I’m in the playground with my daughters then I’ll hang off the monkey bars and lift myself up on things and generally exercise my body. I would like to do more, I just haven’t put my mind to it – yet.
What sort of exercise will you do? How will you keep your muscles fit?
Why Not Eat Carbohydrates?
So you may have got to this point and be asking why should I really stop eating carbs – I like them and they taste good. Carbohydrates do taste good, there’s no denying it. In fact it’s difficult to find a replacement taste. The problem is that carbs cause illnesses and they make your body feel sluggish because they jam up your body. In fact there are many people out there who, when they stopped eating carbs, found illnesses and other body problems that had been plaguing them for years disappeared. I find it surprising that something as simple as changing your diet can have such massive effects.
I used to suffer from small white spots on my body, that no amount of exfoliating got rid of. Once I stopped eating carbs then the spots disappeared. I wonder what ailments you’ll find disappear once you change the way you eat?
Leapfrog Training – where I learnt effective techniques to shift unhelpful beliefs and helped me find my purpose with Zoe Grace Cozens.