What is Your Identity?
Use me as an instrument of your kingdom, Lord Jesus Christ. Let me live today with my heart open to whatever opportunity you set before me.
I was thinking about my 20-year journey with BODi, and how I found that changing myself from the outside led to changing me profoundly on the inside. Now, today more than ever, I am here to ask you to REALLY think about your IDENTITY.
One of my mentors would say once you know your identity it is easy to live it. Andy Frisella (creator of 75 Hard) says a lot of things, but the umbrella concept that he coined is, “Personal excellence is the greatest act of rebellion.”
We are intelligent humans with the right to an identity that far exceeds our current reality.
For 20 years, I have been committed to getting people on a journey to better health through a healthy diet and exercise using the BODi method. I bet I could go out and ask 100 people today what they needed to do to improve their health and I BET ALL 100 of them would be able to tell me they needed to eat well and move their body.
Conceptually, we understand what we need to do—we just don’t do it.
I also read that 98% commitment is harder than 100% commitment.
I’m 18 months sober by choice. And, I’ve been committed 100%, so the decision whether to order a drink or not has gotten easier because it has just been a hard NO.
There is absolutely no “decision fatigue”…and, the mentality then became “NEXT!”. (You know, like you get to move on to the next thing.)
Now, you nourish yourself with the foods that were divinely created to feed us…because we know that you can’t out exercise a bad diet.
Here are some tasks for you:
- Visualize yourself as a healthy person. Make sure you aren’t looking to be her for a moment, but rather a lifetime. Write down the things she eats, the activities she does, etc.
- Make a list FROM THE LIST of the encouraged foods in the app that you and your family eat on a regular basis. Say NO to the items that are NOT on the list at the grocery store and trust that it is easier to say NO once than it is repeatedly every time you walk in your kitchen. Decision fatigue is real and you want to reduce or eliminate it NOW.
- Lastly, get in touch with me so we can set you up to become and remain accountable. It is so much easier to stay on track when you are accountable to someone. When I first started my program 20 years ago, I was accountable during the first 30 days to my husband and, then once my bestie got inspired and on board, she also joined the accountability group.
I’m here for you! There is no need to lone wolf the process…together we can do amazing things.
Yours in Health, Monica