Believe it or not, your brain dictates what you do and don’t see in your personal “reality”.
Our minds are like amazing computers but even they can’t process every sense, experience, environment, etc. that’s around us on a minute by minute basis.
To save space, if you will, and keep us from going insane, our minds pick out the 5% that makes the most sense to us personally to invest in as our own personal reality.
This means that you may not notice something someone else does or you may not have the same experience even though you were in the same place with the same people.
This also holds true within our health efforts.
I have been working with 2 people of nearly the same age and similar life circumstances for the past 3 months.
Both came in wanting to get healthier and lose body fat while gaining muscle tone.
Over the 12 week period, one client has lost more than they dreamed possible (almost 36 lbs and more than 3 inches in the waist) while the other has struggled to get any weight or inches off at all.
They’ve both had similar instruction in the foundations of nutrition and how often to get their custom workouts in. Both have similarly busy jobs and family lives as well.
So what’s the difference?
Well, client 1 decided it was time to get healthy and made a determined choice to do something about it. They made it a point to make exercise and nutrition a daily habit. They show up to their workouts (rearranging their schedule a bit if needed to make it happen), they get their off day activity in and make it a priority to go grocery shopping and get their meal prep done in spite of their busy life.
Client 2 on the other hand has allowed the “busy” of life to dictate whether they get to do what they think they should. They made a decision that sounded good in the beginning of improving their health but when push came to shove, it felt too hard and other “more important” things won them over.
I’m not saying that there aren’t other important areas in your life that need your attention. What I am saying is that if you don’t prioritize your health along with those other things, you won’t be functioning at a high enough level for long to accomplish all you desire.
Our minds control our perceptions of things. If something is too hard, it’s because we believe it to be.
If something feels easy, it’s because we believe it to be.
It’s more than having a positive mindset, it’s about letting go of preconceived notions and altering our 5% of reality to what benefits us most.
I can’t tell you how many stories I have been a part of like the ones I’ve shared here. It saddens me every time that someone makes an attempt but then gets in their own way of success.
Our team coaches them through day after day giving accountability, empowering them with education and customizing their experience to meet their current lifestyle.
But no matter how many tools you give someone, not a single one will work until they choose to use it.
Today remember that you are in control of your reality, of your perception of the world around you.
It’s time to make our day to day lives feel less hard more of the time and more enjoyable more of the time.