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Brooklyn Trainer Tip Tuesday- Create a Vision Statement for your Future FIT Life

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Healthy Lifestyle

Because if you FEEL it, you can DO it!

Create Your Vision Statement For Your Mind/Body and Your Fitness

Camille envisioned a consistent yoga practice

Camille envisioned a consistent yoga practice

We all know that change doesn’t happen overnight. When you decide it’s time for action, taking the time to reflect on what is important to you and how you want to feel  will help steer you on the right path, especially during the tough times.

Why?

Imagery is an extremely useful tool for success that is often overlooked. When embarking upon your fitness journey, you may have an idea of how much you want to weigh, or how much you want to bench. But envisioning how you want to feel–how your body moves in “x” months, how your fitness makes you feel can lead you into the right place for success. It’s easier for our bodies to take in sensory cues like smell, sight, touch and sound. If you feel it, you can do it!

 

Ask yourself, in 3 months time what does my ideal life look and FEEL like?

Create a picture of your life, specifically your ideal fitness life, with as much sensory detail as you can put in there. What activities will you be doing? What will your body feel like? What does this life look like?

Start with:

“It is _______(date in 3 months). Today is a very special day as I am celebrating the growth of the seeds that I planted on (today’s date). “

Want to read a Vision Statement? 

Check out our founder Camille’s  6th Month Vision Statement from Fall 2015 when she was undergoing a big nutrition and lifestyle transformation.

“It is Tuesday March 8th. Today is a very special day as I am celebrating the growth of the heart seeds that I planted on October 6th, 2015. I am healthier than I have ever been. I can feel my chest and heart wide open and the dowagers hump that visits the back of my neck when I am stressed is something of the past. I’m wearing that black crop top that makes me feel like a goddess and as I do a body scan I can tell my muscles are a bit sore from surfing yesterday but I know that this morning’s yoga practice will help me unwind. My body is lean and parasite free and my skin is clear, vibrant, and toasty brown. When I look at my tongue I can see that it is bright red- my own indicator that candida albicans has stayed away and I’m eating a balanced low sugar diet. I love my long and lustrous hair and how fast  my brain works.

Flowing with the Ocean

Flowing with the Ocean

I am writing this sitting outside drinking a cup of coffee in Nosara, Costa Rica. I’m attending the 500 hour yoga school and I’m excited to be learning self awakening techniques and yoga therapy from Don Stapleton. This education is going to help me continue to create a holistic foundation for Mind Body Fluency. I’m sitting here under the warm sun. I can hear the birds sing and I share soft smiles with the other yogis. I am so grateful that I am here. Not only can I nerd out on the yoga education, but I can also surf daily:). The last two months I was able to fulfill a longtime goal of living in my birthplace Santa Cruz with my family. I was able to see my nieces and my sisters every week- our relationships have never felt stronger. We went on a lot of hikes and had many dance parties. I have enjoyed learning how to cook gluten-free food with Cherie and play weekly tennis with Dad. It has been so great to be able to help my family with fitness programs especially tailored to them. The best thing is that I am close to my big ocean. I have been paddling a lot and have surfed at least once per week the entire time in Santa Cruz. Finally- I am using all the bikinis that I have stock piled. Even though I am sometimes afraid of the ocean, I am happy that I am showing up and trying to flow with her. Sometimes it is cold, sometimes I get knocked down. But I respect this process and realize I am living a dream- my dream.”

(And LIFE UPDATE: most of it happened for Camille)

Remember that this is your life, and you do have the power to change and develop the habits necessary for amazing vitality ! One of the most rewarding aspects of our jobs as personal trainers is seeing our clients put in the hard work and undergo their transformation. Not all transformation is physical–we see people grow in confidence and in happiness as well, and this is sometimes more rewarding (if not more) than seeing the physical change. You’ve got this!

Ready to start and take your fitness to the next level? Contact The L Trainer today!