Today, I still have clients talking about wishing to lose weight for this wedding, that event, or even that dress they bought. It just can’t be helped. They know that my business does not focus on weight, but they just can’t help themselves. They try diets and go through gym memberships, and in the end they are still unhappy.
This way of thinking was probably instilled in them at an early age, so naturally their thought process won’t change overnight.
But what if there was a way of eliminating this thought process in an easy, relaxing, reassuring way? Would you be interested?
Who wouldn’t be interested?
The trick? It’s all about changing your perspective.
Think about something you want to do, but you haven’t quite done it because you’re fearful about what others may think or say. Now, I want you do it. Just do it. You don’t even have to tell anyone, just go out there and give it a go.
I find that most people don’t do things because they’re afraid of something, but I say, “What have you got to lose?” Nothing but the fear. The fear of failure, the fear of embarrassment.
What has me thinking about this? I recently conquered my fears of what people think of my body while a vacation with family and friends.
We went up to the Sunshine Coast for a camping holiday. It was wonderful. The weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky, the ocean was comfortably cool (as it is Autumn here in Australia) and enjoyable.
But there was one slight problem.
I was the only person who did not pack a swimsuit. I packed Shaun and Angus’s, but did not think it would be warm enough for me to swim. I felt so silly watching everyone else enjoy the water.
So I thought, “Why can’t I enjoy the water, too? Just because I don’t have a swimsuit doesn’t mean I can’t go in the water. You know, there are other solutions, Sue. You should know better than that.”
So then I took of my shirt so that I was just in my undergarments and a tank top. And then? I went swimming!
Now, most of you don’t know what I look like, so here is a photo to show you I am not the Miss Skinny Personal Trainer that people expect me to be. And you know what? It was so liberating to chuck off the clothing and not worry about my flabby floppy big stomach. (Or as Angus and I call it…The Baby Holder.)
This is the kind of thing I’m talking about. My fear of what people might think was getting in the way of me enjoying a holiday swim, but once I took off my clothes and hopped in the ocean, I felt so liberated!
I realized that nobody probably cared about what I looked like, and more importantly, that what others thought didn’t matter to me. In going swimming, I had nothing to lose but my fear.
When it comes to Body Movement, I bet there are things you’d like to try but haven’t yet because you’re afraid of not doing well. If you want to try roller-blading, try roller-blading. Think jogging looks like fun? Give it a go. At best, you’ll have found a new activity. At worst, you’ll realize it’s not for you and you’ll move on to trying something else!