At Last, The Secret to Long Term Weight Loss is Revealed

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If you read my blog from last week I provided a tool to help create a weight loss vision that is exciting and motivating and that ultimately increases happiness. 
Did you narrow down your choice from your “Things I want” list? If you were able to figure out a ‘thing that you want’ that really strikes a chord with you then creating a weight loss vision will be much easier. So let’s get started. 

The first thing that you want to do is see if you can picture the end result of your vision. If you want to lose 20 pounds because it would make you feel self-confident and more attractive then what would that look and feel like? You really want to have a clear and concise picture in your mind of this “self-confident and more attractive” person. 
What would you be doing if you were more self-confident and attractive? Would you be sitting on the beach in a bathing suit or would you be running a road race? You need to be able to see and feel this end result for this vision to become your reality. You will know if this is a positive vision because you will feel a level of excitement that gets you motivated to get out of bed in the morning with a passion to begin your day.

 “Our visions begin with our desires” Audra Lorde


To help your vision become a reality you want to be able to see your vision in your mind on a daily basis. I recommend that you focus on your vision at least two times per day, in the morning before you begin your day and then again before you go to sleep. 

Did you know that your brain does not know the difference between a vivid picture in your mind and reality? In a recent study researchers had one group of participants exercise for a period of time and then they had another group visualize that they were exercising. After a period of time the visualization group made similar strength gains as the exercise group. Never doubt the power of your mind.
Your task (and it can be a lot of fun) is to pretend your vision is real. How do you do that? One easy way is to create a vision board. A vision board is a physical representation of your visions which you can place on a bulletin or foam board or you can use a website like Pinterest.com.

You vision board will consist of pictures of your vision or just pictures that make you feel good. You can cut out pictures from a magazine and place them on your board in an order that makes sense to you. 
If you prefer to use your computer or phone then Pinterest.com is a place where you can create boards and “pin” pictures on your boards. These boards are public so other people can see them but you can also create “secret boards” that are for your eyes only. I have several public boards on Pinterest but I also have a few secret boards for my career and personal vision boards. Again, try to look at your board(s) at least a couple of times a day.
How is this going to help you to lose weight? Remember any goal that you want to achieve begins with preparing mentally first. You need to get your brain on board by creating a clear and concise picture of what you want to look and feel like when you lose weight.

Next week I will talk another simple tool that can help you to bring your weight loss vision into your reality. In the meantime, you want to practice picturing the end result of your weight loss vision and then begin creating your vision board. Let me know if you would like to share your vision with me (maybe for a little accountability?). Don’t waste another minute! Get started now on making your weight loss vision a reality.

ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS?
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