With such a large focus around dieting and training these days, the importance of mindset for overweight women is often overlooked.
Social media, magazines, and television betray a certain image for women to try and achieve.
But, are these images realistic, or even sustainable?
The truth is, fitness models on social media aren’t promoting a realistic and achievable image for most women.
For overweight women to truly achieve a full body transformation, they need to first start looking inwards, not outwards.
What is the ego-mind saying when you try to achieve an important goal?
Where does your motivation come from?
What is your life mission and purpose?
And, were you surrounded by people who motivated you when you were a child? Did you have healthy influences always around you?
Most of us didn’t have a childhood that programmed success into our subconscious minds.
The first 7 years for a child are the most important years. This is the time we create beliefs & habits (good or bad), which stay with us for the rest of our lives.
So, it’s no surprise the mainstream nutrition & training tips, and motivational quotes don’t bring sustainable long-term results.
Without controlling the ego-mind & creating new beliefs about yourself, positive changes continue to be an uphill struggle.
This applies for all areas of your life:
Changing your inner-world will reflect the outer-world you’ve been wishing.
Let’s dive into the key steps, which will help create the perfect mindset to achieve your goals.
Step 1. Observe The Ego-Mind
Most of us associate ourselves with our ego-mind.
In other words, we think we are our thoughts, sensations, and perceptions.
But, we aren’t our thoughts, sensations, and perceptions. These are just finite objects which come and go within the mind.
Try and go 5 minutes without having a thought arise in your mind.
Even with meditation, it’s normal for thoughts to arise. Meditation just makes it easier to not attach ourselves to those thoughts.
The thoughts that appear in your mind, appear without any control from your awareness.
You don’t suddenly choose which thoughts you would like to appear. They just appear and then disappear.
If you are an overweight woman, the first step is to realize that you arent your thoughts, sensations, or perceptions.
The real you, is the ever-present awareness, or the witness behind the ego-mind.
We all have something in common, and that’s our connected awareness.
Our egos are all different and come in different shapes and colors. But, notice how each of our awareness has no differences.
When you associate yourself with the ego-mind, you become a victim of your thoughts, sensations, and perceptions.
However, when you associate yourself with your awareness, or the observer of the ego-mind. You become empowered.
The real, ever-present awareness.
Known by many ancient philosophies and religions as infinite love.
Step 2. Reprogram Limiting Beliefs
From the moment you were born, your subconscious mind was recording every experience. And, creating beliefs around those experiences.
If you had parents who told you “money doesn’t grow on trees” or “money is the root of all evil“, you will probably subconsciously push money away.
Similarly, if you found comfort in eating as a child, as a way of relaxing. You may associate a belief system around eating more food for comfort.
This is why we are starting to realize now, just how important the first 7 years of a child’s life really is.
These beliefs mold and often dictate the child’s future.
So if you are overweight, and find that you struggle to lose weight. It’s time to look back to your childhood.
Have a deep and honest look. Try and find any areas of your life which may have been impacted by childhood experiences.
Maybe these limiting beleifs have effected your parents and granparents?
So, how can you remove these limiting beliefs to achieve a sustainable mind & body transformation?
Start by using regular binaural beats with subliminal messaging audio tracks during sleep.
Subliminal messages are subtle audio affirmations, just below your level of hearing.
When you sleep, your brain wave enters delta & theta wave levels.
Meaning your conscious mind is asleep, but your subconscious mind is primed for recording new positive beliefs.
You can download our free 8-hour sleeping subliminal messaging track + mind & body transformation guide here.
Step 3. Start A Sustainable Training & Nutrition Plan
Filling up your diet full of healthy foods to lose weight, can also be tricky.
The first step is to not copy someone else’s training schedule or diet plan.
You need to find a type of training which you enjoy.
And, you need a diet plan which is evidence-based, but also allows flexibility.
The 80/20 rule is a great start when trying to include times to eat your favorite (not so healthy) foods.
By eating healthy nutritious foods 80% of the time, you can eat some other foods you prefer 20% without the guilt.
This could be a day on the weekend where you go out for dinner and a dessert.
And, during the week you can stay focused with healthier choices.
Try and choose a training program, which you enjoy. Some people love jogging, and some people love cycling.
At mindbodyz, we always recommend our female clients to train for body recomposition.
Body recomposition is based on resistance training and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
This type of training is great for women who want to tone their body and build strength while decreasing body fat.
Above all, find a training type and a flexible diet, which suits your lifestyle and goals.
Step 4. Start Meditating Daily
Regular meditation practice doesn’t have to take up all your time. Just 10-15 minutes each morning will make a significant impact on your weight loss goals.
A guided meditation which gives you a focus point and meaning behind your eating and daily habits is also beneficial.
Meditation works by quietening the ego-mind which often dictates our daily decisions.
When we create space from our thoughts, we become more of an observer. And, this allows us to make better decisions without emotional attachments.
Here are some quick and easy steps to practice mindfulness meditation each morning:
- Finding a peaceful & quiet place. Either sitting or lying down on your back in a comfortable position.
- Take 8 deep breaths in, slowly breathing out.
- Now start to just be self-aware of the current moment.
- Become aware of any thoughts which appear. Notice that they appear without your awareness being involved.
- Without judgment, let thoughts come & simply bring your attention back to the present moment.
- Continue for 10-15 minutes.
- Once completed, reflect on the nature of your thoughts. Realize that your thoughts are temporary, but your awareness or the observer, is ever-present.
In conclusion, there are many important areas involved with creating a strong mindset for overweight women.
Our external world is a reflection of our inner world. Therefore, time needs to be taken to seek answers inwards.
Fitness models on social media may promote a healthy happy image on the outside.
But, the looks on the outside don’t always reflect the inside. A truly sustainable transformation will start from the inside.
Make sure you don’t forget to check out our 28 Day Mind & Body Challenge.
We incorporate body recomposition, guided meditations, subliminal messaging, binaural beats, mindset tools, calorie meal plans & advanced training for long-term sustainable results.
Still not sure? Check out all our client’s success stories here!
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