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Renewing Your Mind….

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with members lately on and off the floor, and one of the major things I’ve been talking about is mindset.  What we do is difficult right?  Reversing bad habits is difficult, especially when you’ve been doing said habits for 20+ years.  If being healthy and getting in shape were easy, everyone would be there.  If wanting to alone were enough, then we’d all be there.

BUT it’s not enough.  It’s been my experience that many people view getting in shape and making healthy choices as a short term thing.  For example, ‘I’m going to do really good on my  ‘diet’ for the next 6 weeks and then I’ll be able to go on my cruise and splurge.’  We’ve all had that mindset right?  I know I have before.  The truth of the matter is that just isn’t effective.

In order to really make progress you have to renew your mindset.  You have to make a decision that you’re not going to live you life like that any more.  It’s not 6 weeks and then you can eat what you want, it’s I’m going to spend the next 6 weeks figuring out how I can live the rest of my life without doing this.

For example. I ran a bunch of food sensitivities tests on myself.  I realized that I have a really negative response to gluten.  I’ve decided that I just don’t eat that any more.  It’s not a food to me.  Sure I’d love a cupcake every once in a while, but it’s not worth negating my health over.  I view it as a non food.  I put a bagel and rock in the same category, I don’t consider them food.  It’s been 9 months now since I haven’t eaten gluten on purpose and I feel much better because of it.

The key is that I replaced it with other good food.  I’m not denying myself something all the time.  I’m eating great things, so that I don’t want to eat the crap.  You have to renew your mindset to prefer one good thing over the other and you’ll be much more successful.  So instead of thinking in the short term, make some long term decisions and you’ll be much better for it.

What do you struggle with? Post comments below!



8/20/2014 WOD



2 x 10; 1 x 10+ (burnout)

Met Con:

GHD Sit ups x 30




Single arm walking DB lunge each leg


TTB/KTE x 30

for time