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Ever wonder how we started circulating sayings like
“fat and happy? – especially when such a line is rarely
Conversely, I’ve seen a lot of supposedly “fit” people
who are just as miserable. They’re out pounding the
pavement working toward “runner’s high” – yet there’s
no sense of joy in what they’re doing.
Ever wonder why this is?
On the one hand, the person who is overweight is
generally always smothering his or her emotions.
He’s afraid to truly step out into the world – to really
BE who he wants to be … uninhibited – with raw as well
as rare courage. So he insulates and protects himself
with a big belly. It’s his buffer between the internal and
external world – the “what I am” steering clear of the what
“I really want to be.”
The “lean and mean” joyless runner, on the other hand,
moves his body in the hopes of getting MORE out of life.
Trouble is he doesn’t realize that the same MIND that got
him fit is the same one that will help him become happy
and fulfilled. You get what you focus on – but if you don’t
know how you focused to get fit, you won’t be able to
use the same process to achieve other things.
In both scenarios, what we are observing is a disconnect
between mind and body. The fit person goes into the world,
seemingly without fear – yet doesn’t have the slightest idea
as to how he can use the same mental process he used to
get fit for everything else in life he wants. So, instead of
living a balanced life where he enjoys many, many great
accomplishments – he may spend his day doing nothing
Reminds me of the Forrest Gump line, “And for no particular
reason I started running …”
Running without a purpose. Not a good idea – but it does make
for a blockbuster. People identify with the “and no for particular
reason” line more than they care to admit.
The overweight person has one advantage over the fit person.
You may be surprised to know what it is. Here goes: When the
overweight person loses his extra weight, it almost always
coincides with moving forward in life – moving past your fears;
moving toward goals that truly matter to you; and most importantly,
making those goals become a reality.
With each shedded pound the overweight person can say to himself,
“That’s another huge step toward a better life.”
The fit person can do the same. As he runs, does Hindu Pushups or
squats. Swims or walks. Bicycles or hikes. Instead of moving without
a purpose, he can use the time to run mental movies through his
mind. Movies that will lay the foundation for whatever he wants in
He can link mind with body and spirit. He can connect his spirit to his mind
and to every cell of his body. He can emblazon a message of fitness and
happiness into the essence of who he is and become MORE than he is
Everything in life begins with a mental picture, an image in your mind;
including fitness; including happiness.
If you don’t like the results you are getting in life right now, then you
must start changing the images you’re circulating in your mind.
Think of exercising and you’ll begin doing it.
Think of eating better and you’ll eat better.
Think of getting someone to help you get fit – and you’ll find the person.
Think of happiness and you’ll become happy.
On the other hand, if you dwell upon the opposite of what you want – you’ll
get more of that, too.
The secret of ALL lasting change lies in your self-image. Going from fat to
fit requires more than exercise and proper diet. Those are the actions, the
habits. But the most important habit of all is the habit that supercedes exercise
and nutrition. It is the habit of seeing yourself the way you want to be.
Going from fit and miserable to fit and happy also lies in how you see yourself.
Everything is an attitude … and attitude is everything.
If you don’t agree, then I dare you to do this one thing: Before going for a walk
or run; before doing the exercises I teach in Combat Conditioning and Combat
Abs – http://www.mattfurey.com/products.html – say the following to yourself:
“Everything is attitude and attitude is everything. Today I’m going to exercise
like I love it more than anything else in the world.”
Then go through your routine.
If you don’t have a much better workout, then I’m a monkey’s uncle.
Kick butt – take names,
P.S. Want to be infused and enthused about your future self? Then make sure you
attend my “Secret of Secrets” Fitness Seminar. Only 18 more spots are left. Get
in now while there is still time. You are going to learn FAR more than exercises.
I’m going to show you how to put the best movies of all times into the Theatre of
Your Mind. I’m going to show you how to “The Story of Your Future Life” into living
color – and after I’ve done this – I guarantee your life will change for the better.
Go to http://www.mattfurey.com/007_fitness_bootcamp.html and grab a seat