I feel so incredibly blessed that I am alive, that I am healthy enough to train today and have an abundance of food to choose from to eat. That may sound silly to some of you but not to long ago I was very ungrateful for all I have, angry at myself and filled with shame about what I chose to eat, how I performed in the gym, the kind of coach I was, the business person I was, the parent I was being to my three son’s, the way my body looked and many more! It was eating me form the inside out and affecting my health, my finances and my relationships.
What has changed you ask? Lots! My mindset, my movement and my nutrition. But NOT over night. Your external world is a mirror reflection of your internal environment. I have been working on resting my internal environment for the last 14 months. I am still a work in progress but I am super excited to share with you what has helped me work on that internal environment. I want to share everything that has helped me enjoy my training again, move better, get stronger and leaner and the strategies I use that helped me with my relationship with food. Today though I want to share a bit about mindset. I think it all stems from mindset.
What creates our internal environment? Quiet a few things. Our family, how we were raised, where we were raised, what we read, watch and listen to from childhood to current day. But first a more important question is WHAT IS OUR INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT? WHAT IS OUR INTERNAL SELF TALK? WHAT DOES THE VOICE IN OUR HEAD TELL US CONSTANTLY THROUGH OUT THE DAY? First, we need to be aware of what that is and a great way to start awareness is with journaling. It isn’t a gratitude journal but a dictate journal. We are going to writing down all the internal dialog. All of our self chatter that goes on in our head. Then we are going to go back and read and become aware of what those stories are.
Try it and let me know if you have questions!
The next post will be about what creates or internal environment. Stay tuned and become aware!