Nutrition & Personal Training in Wilmington
Most of the time when we talk about goals, we think or write down the things we will be doing to get what we one day want or desire. For example, it’s common for someone to say “I will eat better.” It is stated as something that is going to be a change from where that person is now, and how he or she is living life, and who that person wants to become. He or she is going to become someone who eats better, which is to say, eats healthier and therefore lives a fitter, leaner life. Instead of thinking about what you will do, or who you will become, the best approach to health and fitness is to think in terms of already being who you want to be, doing what you want to do. With this in mind, the same statement from before would be written, “I am eating healthy.”
Being the Change
Once the commitment is made in your mind, it is no longer something that is going to happen at some later date, but instead something you are already doing, which therefore transforms you into the mindset of being someone you already want to be. You aren’t going to become a healthy eater, rather you are a healthy eater who will allow that way of living to inform your choices. If you make a mistake, you simply return to the thought, “I am a healthy eater,” who simply had one unhealthy thing. It prevents you from postponing your progression, or outright snowballing in the wrong direction. It allows you to transform the way you see yourself and your life.
To Be an Athlete
Once you make one declaration of transformation, you can begin to make others. Even if you have not worked out for years and have a lot of work to do to reach your fitness goals, you decide to describe yourself as being an athlete: I am a runner, or I am cyclist, or I am body-builder and so on. You are an athlete who is training. It doesn’t matter the distance from your current position to your desired end goal so long as you see yourself as being on the path. This is a change from thinking about the process as wanting to get on the path versus already being on your way up that mountain headed towards the top. By stating your goals in the affirmative, and putting them in the present tense, you radically transform your mindset and momentum.