At 7:30 this morning, I received a text from a client wanting to schedule an appointment with me. Not having gone to bed until 1am, I was so bleery-eyed that I couldn't see the phone to text even with my glasses on! I then got a phone call from a colleague about a client we are working with together - and all this before my first cup of coffee. As I got my computer up and my email going, I noticed that my appointment with my trainer at the gym was a half hour earlier than I had remembered. The last thing I wanted to do was move quickly, but I got there on time.
I continually remind myself that if I am working with clients to instill good lifestyle habits, I have to do this for myself as well. Sometimes that is a pretty tall order, but it isn't optional. How credible would I be spouting the values of exercise, good eating habits, and drinking water if I don't do this myself? The reality is that my life is so much better because I do. I also have to maintain the practice of expressing gratitude for what I have in my life. How grateful I am for the flexibility to be able to have a trainer and have time scheduled to go to the gym? And how grateful am I that I am no longer working 80-hour weeks under extreme stress that put weight on my body and pressure on every part of my being?
No, for all my moaning and groaning, living the lifestyle that I am delivering to my clients is working for me. And even though I indulged with way too much food on my birthday, and ate dessert for the first time in recent memory, my body rebelled in the way it should and I had no trouble starting up again with my regular eating routines. This never happened in the past.
One of the biggest challenges for me has been to get over the fear of failure and success. What if it actually works this time and I have to do all those things I have told myself I would do if I only lost weight? What if this hypnosis stuff works for everyone else but doesn't do a thing for me? Then what? In the middle of all those fear is "I." If I trust my success to be deserved, and I trust myself to make progress - not perfection, but progress - and be grateful and open to change in a supportive environment, it will happen - I am making it happen. And I can show up each day having my walk aligned with my talk. It's just soooo much simpler this way.
Have a great day!