So, after yesterday's discussion about mindset I felt it is time to share something very personal with you about my own mindset struggles, I know some of you are hesitant and dislike working on mindset stuff. But I've been happy to read the survey results and feedback that some of you state you're really loving the mindset and motivational emails. I know from research, less than 1% of the population actively tries to work on their mindset.... 1%!!!
Why do we try to change ourselves only by working on the outside?
I feel its because we've been lead to believe that if you just eat less and exercise more you'd never have a weight problem again... but we know now that mantra just isn't true. Research shows that almost everyone who loses weight regains it, and more... except when they work on their MINDSET.
I've been into working on mindset/personal growth stuff basically my whole life, it didn't come from my parents or anyone else, I've always been a black sheep amongst my family and most of my friends with that interest. It's always felt like part of my calling to me, I still don't really know why.
So, I was sorta shocked when a good friend recently suggested very delicately that I may be addicted to PAIN.... wow, at first I completely laughed it off, who me? What are you talking about? I'm into GROWTH, not being stuck in PAIN.... there's no way that could be true...
But when I got honest with myself, I found out she was RIGHT. I was talking about growth, which indeed can be painful, but I was living addicted to chronic pain, my struggles had slowly become my identity, my shield, my armor... it was so subtle, it was hard for me to see it. But I was CHOOSING pain instead of FREEDOM.
That's a really vulnerable thing for me to say, but it is the truth, and I had to come to terms with what it meant in my life. It was a huge turning point for me, and trust me it hasn't been easy, even after I've recognized it, to completely let go. Because pain was benefitting me in all sorts of ways, I was being a victim and I was not taking full responsibility for me.
So, after this happened, things that were acceptable to me before, just became completely unacceptable. The other day a couple girls starting bashing a picture I put up on Instagram... of a skinny model, and honestly, I hate women bashing women. I just plain hate it, and after this realization it was easy for me to block them, without explaining to them why now its completely unacceptable in my world for women to bash women. If you want to be skinny or curvy or heavy, I don't care, because its your choice, in my world it doesn't determine your worth at all.
I just won't have it anymore, and that's what a mindset shift can do FOR YOU. I started this company to help women LOVE themselves, women who love themselves have NO TIME for pain, NO TIME for bashing others because they are threatened, they only have time to live their BEST LIFE, to shine their unique BEAUTY on the world. And if you don't think you have beauty to give the world, you NEED to do these exercises!! Because you DO!
Mindset work can lead you to the FREEDOM you never thought possible, truly please be brave with yourself, no one else even has to know, just do the tiny exercises and believe you can reach your goals and feel a happiness you didn't even know existed.
Are you hiding behind something that its time to let go of?
Are you worth more than what you're accepting now?
Be brave!! You're worth it!
Workout: Full Length PEM workout
5 minutes easy warm up
Two Sets Maximum Reps of
Pull Ups or Lunges
Cool Down Stretch