Weight Loss for Women Over 40: Mind your MIND
A holistic approach to releasing excess weight from the body requires examination and addressing yourself as a WHOLE person.
Holistic weight loss for women over 40 requires taking a close look at the thoughts we are thinking, the beliefs we are operating from, the actions we are taking often without awareness in relationship to the physical body and the spirit of who you really are.
Let’s take a peek at the power of your MIND…
Your thoughts are directing and attracting your life experiences so you might as well learn to harness the power of your thoughts consciously and healthfully, right?
Here are just 3 simple tools to train your brain…
Mind Your Mind…
1. Catch and Release. Begin observing the thoughts that pop into your head. Notice thoughts occurring just as you over-hear a conversation at the next table in a restaurant. Tune in. Pay attention and remember this: You do not need to BELIEVE everything you think…. Catch your thoughts and make a choice as to whether to keep the thought or throw it away, let it go, release it.
2. Flip the script. Ever heard of “stinkin’ thinkin’?” This is when negative, discouraging strings of thoughts run through your mind. When you are able to catch “stinkin’ thinkin'” and consciously STOP and turn it around to a statement of thanks. For example, if you notice yourself thinking, “Ugh, I hate my body! None of my clothes fit anymore and I look so fat!” you would catch that negative train of thought, and consciously and decidedly flip it to, “I am so grateful for this body. I am grateful my legs carry me around, my arms are able to hold my child, my eyes are able to see this beautiful sky…” A regular practice of flipping the script will begin to yield less stress in your mind and body and more peace.
3. Be gentle. Once you start really noticing the thoughts that happen unconsciously you might notice a pattern of thinking that is very harsh, critical – even cruel. Choose to be gentle. Here, not only do you flip the actual script of thoughts, you soften the tone of your thoughts. Being gentle with yourself means to allow yourself to feel compassion for the pain you have experienced in your life and for the trials you may currently be experiencing. You may notice you have a lot of harsh judgments of others as well. Choose to be gentle in your mind instead.
Mindfulness practice begins with deciding to really pay close attention to what you are thinking without beating yourself up for what you notice.
Holistic weight loss for women over 40 begins in the mind. We work on observing what thoughts are driving our experiences and we consciously shift and change what we are thinking and the way we are thinking.
Losing weight (and keeping it off!) happens when the mind shifts into a groove of observing, accepting what is in order to allow for change in actions to take place with ease and alignment.