Get Out of Your Own Head!

That’s right. Get out of your own head!

No messing around this week. Let’s get straight into it.

Why are you being so resistant?

Last week we were stuck in a rut and not sure how to progress, procrastinating and even worse, tempted to not even start your health and fitness journey due to sheer New Year blues.

I know how you feel.

Stuck up all in your thoughts.

Doing your head in, I’ve been there.

This week I want to draw on my own personal experience of how I’ve got my act together to get into the best shape of my life, which is currently also happening NOW, at this very moment as I prep for a photo-shoot, I’ve had to recently tap into my own flaws in order to move forward.

Whenever I’ve had a deadline looming for a photo-shoot with Oxygen Magazine or a project, a beach holiday or a competition, there has been this grey area, this sketchy phase where I am doing my head in, I’m all about excuses, I’m resisting pulling my finger out and coming up with as many barriers as I can before I start the journey.

The amount of times I’ve had a little argument in my head.

  • “Start the diet on Monday”
  • “Book in with so and so next month, when I’ve lost some of the initial weight”.
  • “Yeah but, I can’t afford it”
  • “I’m enjoying my single life/new relationship, and I want to drink wine, life is for living!” (This is my most recent blockage!)
  • “It’s too hard” wahhhhh
  • “Do I really WANT to do the photo-shoot/comp/beach holiday body?” The answer is always yes otherwise it wouldn’t even be an option.
  • “I’m scared of failure”
  • “I don’t know what to do!”
  • “Yeah but, but, but …”

RESISTANCE!

The number one blockage we have, I have had, is resistance. I have clung onto it like it’s a safety net. Because being safe and repeating the dialogue in our heads is far easier than actually doing the work. In the past I have resisted, and resisted and resisted. And then one day I woke up and I said; stop thinking Penny, just do it. Be numb. Go through the motions. Just do it. Stop thinking, stop resisting.

What did I do to shake it off and get my ass in gear? I GOT OUT OF MY OWN HEAD. Get over yourself Penny. I got out of thinking why I can’t do it, why I don’t want to do it, why I doubt myself. Do you know what I’m doing when I OVERTHINK things? I am wasting time!

STOP THINKING AND JUST DO!

Many blockages are mental. We create them ourselves in our head. We then feed them and let them grow by overthinking. We dig our heels in and throw a little tantrum. We resist moving forward.

I’m not saying that I don’t do that anymore, heck, just last week I did it. I was clinging onto my social life of vino and deliciousness, relishing in my carefree summer mode. When everyone was asking me how the photo-shoot prep was going … cue awkward guilty silence. Imagine being caught with your hands in the cookie jar!

So I’m here to tell you that being in your own head with resistance is A-Okay. We all do it. I do it. I get ya.