Power of Belief

In years past, I used to find myself staring blankly in the mirror and blinking a lot.

Thoughts of pure unbelief would go through my head.

  • “What are you doing?’
  • “Ummm…with that Muffin Top you’re never going to amount to anything.”
  • “I hope you know you’re deluding yourself…”

Unbelief is not helpful; it is the junk food of thoughts. Indulging in them just makes you fat and lazy, even if they taste good while you’re eating them.

People don’t just stumble into success; they aim high, believe, and go for it with their whole heart.

Belief is a muscle that must be developed and trained.

A well trained belief muscle boosts the metabolism of your mind.  When bad thoughts do eneter your mind, a strong muscle of belief can burn through them in no time.

What competitor doesn’t want an amazing metabolism?

At 215 pounds there was no way that I could a full military pushup; the best I could do was a few girl pushups. After years of training and working hard completing 10 in a row with perfect form is no longer a problem.

Don’t expect to be able to do military pushups when you first start training, but don’t stop training if all you can do is one girl pushup.

How to train your belief muscle:

  • Notice when you don’t believe and stop. Put the cookies down!
  • Tell yourself good things even if you have a hard time believing. Eat your vegetables!
  • See the greatness in others and believe in them. Serve your guests fruit and yogurt instead of cheesecake!
  • Celebrate the great things you do big or small, and be proud of yourself. 1 pound of weight loss or a smaller pant size is fantastic progress!
  • When you indulge in disbelief don’t let it be an excuse to binge. A heaping spoonful of peanut butter does not need to turn into the whole jar.

When you believe and live out your belief amazing things happen. You don’t just have to react to life, you have the power to make it whatever you want it to be.

What are you believing for?

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Comments

  1. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be here standing at 184 pounds, thin and fit! A runner, a lifter a lover of exercise and eating healthy. I believed I could do it back in 2008 and trusted in myself finally put God first and now I am here. Very thankful and continue toward the goal to be healthy.

  2. Chrystal says:

    Well. That was an awesome read thanks so much I personally have some low willpower with food at times!!! This past weekend being those times sooooo with my awesome trainer this morning I made a promise of some things to be deleted from my eating habits so I promised no more mcdonalds kfc a& w and cheezies I know it seems crazy but in my mind I know not to eat that garbage and it makes me feel soooo sick so making a promise I can’t break promises cus it just crushes me!!!! So yay me a few more temptations made a lil bit easier for me!!!!!! I’m sooooo happy!!!!!

    • bikiniorbust says:

      I am so happy for you too! Community and having someone to be accountable to makes a huge difference. Keep me in the loop with the no eating of KFC, McDonalds, and Cheezies! You’ve got this thing!

  3. “belief muscle” – love the name! I’m glad I found your blog 🙂

    • bikiniorbust says:

      I’m about to go check out your blog! YES! We all have a belief muscle, its just that some of us have let it atrophy.

  4. I have such a problem when I look at the big picture. If I just focus on small successes then I’d be good to go but instead I look at the big picture and what I want to “fix.” So frustrating! I’m a little better but I need to live by these beliefs!

    • bikiniorbust says:

      Lisa, you are doing amazing!! The small things all add up to huge and amazing things. Think about all the the small indulgences you don’t have while on prep and the crazy results that occur. Train your belief muscle every day and before you know it, it will be huge! 🙂

  5. I’m believing for BIG! Big losses and big gains! Big smiles, big wins, big payoffs, big pride and a BIG life! 🙂 … in BIG shoes? … I guess tall isn’t always big. And now I’m rambling.
    Ooh! I think I just found myself a blog post….!!!

  6. Exactly what I needed to read today. I’m struggling. :-/

    • bikiniorbust says:

      What’s going on over there? I am sure you’re doing amazing. Being a new mom and trying to balance everything and still take care of yourself is not an easy feat!!

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