I am currently reading the Abraham-Hicks book The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships. Like all of Abraham’s books it is quite good and is getting me thinking about not only my relationships with other people, but my relationship with myself and my body as well.
One of my favorite Abraham quotes is:
You Can’t Be Thin When You Feel Fat
What that means is if you feel fat, you are not lining up with the vibrational energy of being thin. Without the vibrational alignment there is no thin. You will stay fat because you continue to think about how fat you are.
I was over at their website the other day and saw a new cd/dvd they have out on this very topic and watched the video clip they have on the site. It again made me realize just how much I have stepped away from getting vibrationally aligned with things and how much more DOING I’m doing.
I particularly liked the part in the video where Abe talks about when you get lined up vibrationally it changes the way your body works ~ it changes your metabolism. So things that were really hard when you were not lined up become easier when you are. That was the missing piece for me. I just couldn’t figure it out, how doing the same thing would get different results ~ but I kind of get it now.
At some point in this mental journey I landed on a blog post about a mini trampoline workout challenge. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the benefits of jumping on a mini tramp. So I decided to do a little investigating. I found a LOT of interesting information about the health benefits of rebounding (jumping on a mini tramp).
But even more I thought it would be fun. I thought it would be something I could really do and have fun with over time.
So I picked up a rebounder/mini trampoline.
The challenge is for 12 minutes a day. So I hopped on and started jumping. HOLY COW. After 1 minute my quads and hamstrings were burning!! I jumped for a couple minutes and jumped off. Not only because my legs were very tired, but Hanna was begging for a turn too.
We switched back and forth taking turns. I’m finding to be a great way to get away from my computer (chair) and release some energy. I’ll have to let you know how it goes and if my stamina grows over time.
It is fun. I don’t think about how fat I am when I’m jumping. I do think about how much fun it is to jump around. How fun it is to be silly and have fun.
My trampoline came with a “workout” DVD and bands, but I haven’t used them yet. They kind of changed the whole “fun” piece into NOW YOU MUST WORK OUT.
One of the things I like best about vibrational alignment is you don’t have to feel good about the particular thing you are working on. You just have to feel good. So I don’t have to think I’m a super model ~ I just have to be able to allow myself to feel good and have fun.
Last summer I did a series of podcasts with my most AWESOME EFT coach. They were all about weight loss. The tapping worked. In a very short time I lost over 10 pounds. That is until I stepped on the scale and realized I’d lost 10 pounds. I could hear my brain go “well come on. It can NOT be that easy”. Low and behold those 10 pounds came right back faster than they left.
At about that time I also started riding my bike. I loved it. I was super happy when I was on my bike. I started losing weight again. When winter came it all came back. I tried to do videos, I even tried Wii Balance board ~ but none of them were very fun for me. I just couldn’t force myself to do them. At that point I noticed more thoughts about how I’m going to gain all this weight back ~ less thoughts about how great I feel riding my bike. How strong I feel, how much muscle I was gaining.
As I look back over the last year I can really see now (with some hindsight of course) just how much my thoughts affected my weight.
Well… it’s spring again. I have a new road bike, my old mountain bike and now a happy little trampoline. I am thinking that no matter what the conditions, or what the weather I’ll be able to find something fun to do to help keep my focus on how awesome this amazing body that birthed my daughter is.
Have you noticed how your thoughts affect your weight or weight loss/gain? Have you noticed that doing fun exercise instead of just putting in time on the treadmill makes a difference? Just wondering. I’m still exploring these things myself. I’d love to hear what’s going on with you.