I've written before about the power of words and how we speak to ourselves. But I honestly believe if we can change that narrative, then change itself becomes easier.
It's vital to get clear on your vision. However, to achieve that vision, you need to understand the power of language and what you say to yourself. Your words can either support your transformation or work against it. Read more below on how you can reframe what you tell yourself as you move towards your ideal body image.
A vision that excites you
When I work with clients on their weight transformation, one of the first things we get clear on is the visualisation of how they want to look.
Ideally, they land on an image that excites them but is not so far removed from reality that they disbelieve they will ever achieve it. In fact, some clients will upgrade their visualisation once they start to see the progress they can make.
So, for example, say you want to release 30lbs in total on your weight transformation. You might start with a vision of you but 10lbs lighter. Maybe that’s an image of your jeans feeling much looser or an outfit you have always dreamt of wearing. Once you have achieved that goal, you can upgrade your visualisation to 20lbs lighter and so on until you have reached your ideal vision. This approach has the added benefit of helping your conscious mind accept that your vision can become reality.
Words that empower you
The words you use throughout your transformation are just as important, if not more so, as your vision. You could have a clear, exciting vision, but if you tell yourself I can’t do this; I’ve failed before, I’m not making fast enough progress, it’s not working. Then you are adding resistance to your change and going against the vision of what you have asked your subconscious mind to help you achieve.
Your subconscious mind wants you to be happy, it is there to protect you, so it wants you to avoid feelings of failure. Change your language and start to tell yourself; you are happy when you are progressing to your ideal body image.
Here are a few positive suggestions to change your language around your weight transformation. Give them a try. It may feel a little forced at first, but as you practice they soon feel more natural. You may even find yourself using positive language in other areas of your life.