Apparently You Have To Work Out And Eat The Right Foods
Posted Jan 25 2009 3:56pm
Later than competing in dozens of bodybuilding competitions and helping thousands of People with fast diet training and nutrition programs, I have become firmly convinced that the most essentialpart of getting in great shape is simply making up your mind to do so. You get in shape by setting goals and thinking about them all day long. I distinguish that sounds a little strange, but stay with me for a minute and I’ll explain. I’m not saying you can simply “think yourself thin.” No amount of positive thinking will work with no action. Obviously you have to exercise and eat the right foods. What I’m suggesting is that if you don’t channel your mental energies appropriately, even the best diet and training program won’t help because you will always “sabotage” yourself. Did you ever wonder why you have lapses and breakdowns in “willpower?” Or why a number of days you just can’t drag yourself to the gym? Or why you “fall off the wagon” totally? Or why you can’t say “no” to those chocolate chip cookies?
It’s because negative programming in your subliminal mind is controlling your behavior. This is not a “new age,” “Pollyanna” or “pie-in-the-sky” mindset – there’s a valid scientific reason why goal setting works. It works because it harnesses the grand power of your subconscious mind, and your subconscious mind guides your behavior. Your mind has two components: The conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the rational, logical, analytical, thinking part of the mind. The conscious mind is frequently taking in information from the five senses, then it reasons, analyzes and comes to closing idea about whether the input is true or false. The subconscious is the part of the mind liable for storing data (memory), for automatic behavior (habits), reflexes and autonomic functions of the body such as digestion, breathing and circulation.
It’s important to understand that unlike the aware mind, the subconscious mind does not “think.” It is entirely deductive in nature, which means it works like a computer. All the data programmed into your subliminal “computer” is accepted and assumed to be true. It doesn’t matter whether the data is actually true or false. The subconscious obediently accepts everything that reaches it. It then carries out the programming you have entered into it. Suggestions given under hypnosis or affirmations repeated for the period of deep relaxation are quick ways to access the subconscious mind. Another way to penetrate the subconscious (although much slower) is through repetition. All you hear, see, say, read or think repeatedly will eventually filter into your subconscious mind. In other words, you are continuously programming your brain through conscious self-suggestion – or you are allowing your brain to be programmed through outside suggestion.
The lose belly fat conscious mind is a lot like the captain at the bridge of a ship. The captain gives a command and sends it down to the engine room. The subconscious mind is similar to the men down in the engine room. No matter what orders come down from the bridge? (Conscious mind), the crews follow; even if the orders are stupid ones that crash the ship into a rocky shore. The reason this happens is because the crew (the subliminal) can’t see where the ship is going; they are simply following orders. Like the ship’s crew, your subconscious mind allows every command your conscious mind gives it – its sole purpose is to obey and carry out your orders, even if you provide stupid ones like “I’ll never see my abs.”
Frequent repetition of thoughts (mental orders) is one of the most positive ways to penetrate the subconscious mind. This is why, by repeating “I can’t lose weight ” over and over, your subconscious will see to it that you never lose weight because that’s its job – to go behind your every command literally and without question. If you program your subconscious with negative suggestions often enough, your subconscious will direct you right into cheating on your diet, skipping Workouts or some other form of self-sabotage.