Knowing the actual steps involved in this type of behavior change (Praxis), with an explanation of the how's and why's is exactly what I need to make changes. I will apply this process to more areas of my life than weight loss. THANK YOU!
The best, most educational article I've read in a long time!
7/12/2013 10:59:23 PM
Praxis! Fantastic method for doing the work I need to do to achieve my goals. Praxis! The word alone can be a good anchor to help us me through difficult days.
1/2/2013 11:49:55 AM
I like the concept of the Before-After-During journal for writing the techniques or combinations that we try. I especially like that term then just a food journal. I've always found those to demotivate me.
This is a great article! I agree that weighing yourself is the opposite of being mindful of the changes taking place within your body; in fact, the scale is a BIG DISTRACTION and makes it almost impossible to focus on what's really important.
I've known for a long time that the key to healthy mind, body, and spirit is mindful awareness, not only of the inner world, but also how one is affected by the external world. Know Thyself. Accepting "what is" is the first step in making any change, and to know "what is" requires keen, non-judgmental observation and honest, objective, fearless self evaluation.
Responsibility...the ability to respond. The crucial question becomes how to respond appropriately and with tender, loving self-care.
1/27/2012 9:41:00 AM
This article has produced a series of "Aha" moments for me. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it and for giving us a toolbox full of amazing tools!
Thank you so much. Coach Dean, for this article. It's exactly what I needed in this run up to Christmas when I have slipped quite badly. It's the ideal way to look at what I'm doing and to send me on my way with greater purpose - and with more understanding of that purpose. I will be looking at all the others in your series too.
Thank you Dean for such an awesome and informative article. I really enjoyed how you spelled out each step in such detail. It was really interesting to read about the duality of motivation, how we can be motivated to want more than one thing at a time, so we can both want to satisfy our senses (by eating something yummy) and our self-esteem (going out to exercise so we will look great). Thanks again for all the effort you put into writing that for us and congratulations on your own success! Cheers, Shanti66 (3 day member) :-)
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