I’VE been so blessed over the past week to have the privilege to watch lots and lots of videos that Slimpodders have sent me. Believe me, I’ve had a few teary evenings because it’s the most amazing feeling seeing the astonishing difference in people in the space of just seven days.
We all have a very special power within our minds and all we really need is the key that will unlock it.
Over the years I’ve noticed that the first big step for most people is making a decision to do something about their weight. They’ve often had a long journey of failure and set-backs and they really don’t start with much enthusiasm.
Then when they do get going and make the decision to take action, confidence and self-esteem levels can be at their absolute lowest and the thought of sharing their journey on video would most probably be the last thing on their mind!
However, one of the most powerful ways to motivate yourself to reach your goals is to share your daily progress and also witness how other people are getting on.
Seeing how others who started off like you have progressed, overcome obstacles and changed their lives is a powerful emotional incentive.
That’s one of the reasons I started our Video of the Week challenge. And I know from the many comments I’ve had that it’s really paying off for so many people.
I’m really grateful to lovely Helen Martin, first winner of my Video of the Week award, for allowing me to share three of her videos with you. She’s only been on the Slimpod programme for two weeks and already she’s noticing wonderful differences.
In the first video, as you’ll see, she was very emotional about her weight and the way she felt about herself.
In the second video, which she shot the next day, she’s very happy about the way her attitude to food is changing.
By the end of the week Helen was even happier and more confident – so much so that she’s talking about becoming a Zumba instructor! Amazing!
Helen says she now has a different mindset and has learned an important lesson about herself by completing her daily video blogs. “It’s not just about losing weight, it’s also about gaining self-respect,” she says.
“We should be kinder about ourselves, learn to love ourselves more for who we are. Life is for enjoying, not for blaming ourselves.”
Isn’t that so true? I’m sure Helen is going to inspire many, many people with her success.
So it will be wonderful if lots more of you can share daily videos in Slimpod Club or with a friend if you’re not in the group.
Imagine if one person saw your progress and used that to take action to change their life. How would that make you feel?
Then imagine if hundreds of people saw that and took action. How would that make you feel??
Inspiring others is the one of the most rewarding feelings and is one that can then be used to encourage you even further than just your physical and emotional journey.
Please leave a comment below to let me know about your video diary and to tell me what you think about Helen’s success.