A few years ago researchers studied 84 female housekeepers in seven different hotels who typically clean fifteen rooms a day. The women were measured for physical health variables affected by exercise.
Then two Harvard University psychologists told half the women (untruthfully) that their daily work alone constituted enough exercise to make them lose weight and stay healthy.
In 2007,Psychological Sciencereported that the women in the group who were told (and believed) that they were getting enough exercise lost weight, lowered their blood pressure, and had significantly healthier body-fat percentage, body mass index, and waist-to-hip ratio, while the others had no changes.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could think ourselves thin?
Wait a minute, can we?
Well, sort of. Sitting on the couch and consuming a half-gallon of ice cream every morning will definitely have a different effect than lacing up your shoes and doing a vigorous workout every morning. The little things you do every day do matter.
But all things being equal, what effect do your thoughts have?
What would be the difference between:
Doing a T-Tapp workout five days a week, eating moderate portions, and constantly thinking (and saying), “I look terrible! I’m so fat. Look at these thighs. I look pregnant. This probably isn’t working. I’m not losing inches as fast as she is. I’m sick of this. I don’t wanna work out.”
Doing a T-Tapp workout five days a week, eating moderate portions, and constantly thinking (and saying), “I’m moving towards my goal. I can see myself thinner. I feel great! I can’t wait to see how this is healing my body. I’m so proud of myself.”
Why don’t you try the experiment? Be your own researcher.
Catch yourself when you think negative thoughts and immediately switch them around. Think thin thoughts, kind thoughts, good thoughts.
Better yet, believe the good thoughts and take action. We don’t act on what we know. We act on what we believe. Our actions are showing what we believe.
You’re moving towards your goal. You can see yourself thinner. You feel great! You can’t wait to see how this is healing your body. I’m SO proud of you!
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Charlotte Siems is a home-maker, home manager, T-Tapp Trainer, teacher, speaker and author. Her story of losing over 100 pounds with T-Tapp has encouraged thousands of people all over the world. She specializes in making home management and T-Tapp “doable” for real people and real life. She is happy to be a wife and mother of twelve children whom she has successfully taught at home for 25 years.
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