Last Friday I hosted the first group meeting of our Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge participants. I’m so happy and grateful they were all here to participate in the group discussion.

In case you didn’t know I’m running a contest called the Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge ( It’s an 8-week challenge to see who can lose the highest percentage of body fat and provide me with an inspiration success story.

We started the meeting discussing people’s challenges and successes during their first week of the program. One participant proclaimed “it was a lot easier than what she had anticipated.” Another one was elated that he lost 5 pounds in just the first week.

Then we got into the meat of the program. Almost the entire hour we didn’t talk about nutrition or exercise, but rather about the mind.

Specifically, we talked about steps to change your mindset to produce results in the physical body. Think about that for a second.

Your mind is the “computer” of your entire body and our thoughts control that computer, but what’s really cool is that your mind doesn’t know if the stimulus it receives is real or a thought pattern . . . yet it reacts in the exact same way.

One way of trying this out is if you think of a scare you may have received, if you put all the same emotions into your thoughts, chances are your body will react the same way as if you had been scared again, including elevated heart rate, blood pressure, etc.

As a group we practiced creating a self-image changing statement. I can’t wait to see the physical manifestations from that work!

If you want a really great book to read on the subject, read Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics.

And if you want to create some really great body changes in just 4 weeks then check out the TAKE DOWN CHALLENGE which starts September 16. But hurry before all of the spots are taken.

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