Monday may be the best time for a pep talk to stay the course

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013

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Lisa Hawkins Lynn is a health coach and be followed here.

Lisa Hawkins Lynn is a health coach and be followed here.

Read Lisa's previous blog here.

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend and stayed the course. If you have been in the habit of cheating on weekends (I’m guilty myself!), please be reminded that if you are serious about getting your weight off, you have to break your bad habits. Mondays are a wonderful reason to give yourself the pep talk and say, “I want this excess weight gone . . . for good! You can do it . . . but it is “your mindset, your body”. If you want to do it, who’s stopping you?

Mac Anderson states in his book “Habits Die Hard”: “We are all creatures of habit and if you make good habits, good habits will make you. This wisdom has been around since ancient times.”

Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." The subconscious mind — the habitual mind — is over one million times more powerful than the conscious mind. This means that we spend a substantial amount of our lifetime on autopilot, playing out the mental programs that govern our behavior. Whether they are a positive force in our lives or obstacles to the goals we want to achieve, habits become ingrained through repeated actions.

Here's the point: Habits – good, bad, or neutral – are difficult to break . . .they “Die Hard”!

The real key to success is replacing destructive habits with successful habits.

To win — to break self-defeating attitudes and behaviors — we must understand that we have the power to choose and the power to change. We have the power to let go of old thinking and adopt the mindset of a champion.

Have a wonderful rest of the week, and please consider telling your friends about the program, if you are thrilled with your weight loss, smaller clothing size, and most importantly “your health”. Aren't you shouting it from the rooftop? I still am and it will be two years on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2011. The great news is – if I can break the bad eating habits, you can too!




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