One of the most common things I hear in my office is “I know what to do, I just don't do it!”
Whenever there is a discrepancy between what we say we want i.e. losing weight and what we are actually experiencing i.e. carrying more weight than we would like, it is highly likely that our subconscious mind has taken over.
It’s that little voice in your head that is making all the decisions for you. That voice starts as a child. Children have no filter, they soak everything up and have a hard time processing certain events or circumstances, usually in a negative way.
Once we have this negative experience, a limiting belief is formed about ourselves. These beliefs are what drive us growing up and stick with us as adults.
It is these beliefs that direct our choices today. We made a commitment to make these beliefs a truth in our life no matter what. With any belief, whether it is “positive” or “negative” we will always draw people and circumstances into to our life to reaffirm that belief about ourselves.
For example, an experience in your childhood may have created the limiting belief that in order to be safe you have to stay protected, small and invisible. This commitment was made, a limiting belief was formed, and now you want to lose weight...which could very well be your protection. Can you see how you will do everything in your power to stay committed to that belief and not lose the weight?
We think we are committed to what we say we want today, but really we are more committed to that underlying commitment made years ago.
I encourage you to take some time to reflect and journal about what you are making your weight mean about you? What is your interpretation of the weight? Can you trace these feelings back to your childhood? Is there an event or circumstance that made you feel these same sensations?
I would love for you to share your story with me. Please email me and let's see if we can create a new belief system together.
With a kind heart,