How Arnold Schwarzenneger Became a Weight-Loss Guru with One Simple Statement

arnold_schwarzenegger  When you move your body, what do you think about?

Does that sound like a silly question?  Maybe you’ve never thought about such a concept.  Yet, if you’re not purposely thinking the right thoughts, you’re wasting a precious opportunity.

Quantum physics tells us that the outer world (what we see) is created by our inner world (how we feel).  (Click that link to Tweet it) What we believe is what we see and what we focus on is what we get more of.  So, given that knowledge, doesn’t it make sense that if you focus on the right things when you’re moving, you’ll see better results?

Why “I’ll Be Back” Should Be The Title of Arnold’s Self-Help Book

Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he was winning “Mr. Olympia” world titles, said that people who want to grow their muscles should be flexing them at all times.  I believe Schwarzenegger was unwittingly making reference to the quantum concept that what we focus on grows.  I realize that, logically, his statement can be explained by saying that if you flex your muscles their fibers will be stretched as they fill with blood – which will make them grow.  That is the physical explanation, and, yet, the quantum explanation also applies.

You’ve probably never thought of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a quantum physics expert, yet I suggest you take Arnold’s suggestion to heart. (Click that link to Tweet it) Because, as I’ve explained, he is correct in more ways than one.

How to Coax and Encourage Your Muscles for Maximum Efficiency

When you are moving your body, focus on the muscles you’re using.  Your hamstrings, your thighs, your calves, your buttocks, etc. are all working – focus on them and flex them as you move.  Imagine them growing stronger as you use them and they will.

The same goes for your abdominal muscles, your chest, your shoulders, your biceps, your forearms, and so on.  Flex them when you use them.  Focus on them.  Imagine them growing stronger with use.

And don’t just focus on them and flex them; send loving encouraging thoughts to them.  Literally.

Why You Aren’t a Machine and Should Never Treat Your Body Like It’s Broken

Remember that your body is not a machine; holism has replaced the machine paradigm.  We now know that your body’s systems (like your muscles) are more like independent entities, free-agents if you will, who are all voluntarily cooperating to make the larger unit (the total, physical “you”) work.  So don’t ever scold your muscles or berate them with your thoughts – love them, uplift them, and encourage them with your thoughts. (Click that link to Tweet it)

In addition to focusing on them and flexing them.

This concept, by the way, applies to simply walking to your office, walking up the stairs in your home, carrying in your groceries, vacuuming your home, etc.  Just as much as when you’re walking, jogging, lifting weights, or doing any other type of workout.

What Happens If You Try These Techniques Today?

These techniques, remember, are based on hard, scientific data.  Not it- sounds-good, I-hope-it-works philosophy.  And, since you’re going to be walking, lifting things, and otherwise using your muscles all day, every day, anyway – why not try it and see what happens?

I can tell you what you’ll find.  Your body will improve through the process (for many reasons).  I guarantee it.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques for using quantum physics to finally lose your unwanted weight…

How to Become the Best Boss Your Body Ever Had and Lose More Weight in the Process

boss-yelling  Do you treat your body parts like employees?  Do you expect them to perform their “functions” and berate them when they don’t?  Treating them like employees who are expected to do their “jobs” and getting angry at them (or about them) when they don’t?

I Used to Be an Angry Boss Too!

Weird question?  But stop for a moment and think about the messages you send to the different parts of your body.

For example: How often do you find yourself chastising your stomach when you look in the mirror?  Do you ever find yourself nagging your leg muscles when you go for a walk or jog because they start hurting?  Ever berate your brain for your lack of will power after you surrender to a late-night snacking urge?

Honestly reflecting on these messages is important.  Because the “you” who communicates with your body parts is, of course, the non-physical you.  And sending messages to your different body parts (your brain, your muscles, your digestive system, your stomach, your abdominal area, etc.) that are anything but nurturing, uplifting, loving, and grateful is a huge mistake!

And an enormous missed opportunity too!

Why Your “Employees” Aren’t Listening to You When You Yell At Them

Why?  Because quantum physics has taught us that holism replaces the machine paradigm.  We now know that your body’s different components are not part of a larger machine (the larger “you”).  This includes your physical brain, by the way; your brain is not “who you are”, it is merely a physical tool of the non-physical “you”.  Just like your heart, lungs, muscles, etc.

We now know that your body’s different parts are, literally, a collection of free-agents who are voluntarily cooperating to make “you” function.  In fact, science cannot yet explain why they are volunteering like this.  As bizarre as this sounds, it is actually true.

There is ample research which shows us, definitively, that all of your body’s parts and systems are operating independently and many of them may even have their own consciousness – separate from the larger consciousness of “you” (your non-physical energy).

Put Yourself in Your Body Parts’ Place and Employ the Golden Rule

So recall a time when you volunteered to help someone or some organization.  How would you have felt if the volunteer coordinator, the person in charge of your efforts, never thanked or praised you for your efforts?  Worse still, what if that person actively berated or belittled you for your efforts – chastising you and repeatedly telling you that you weren’t doing well enough!

Would you ever return to help that person or that organization?  Of course not!  You’d find something else to do with your valuable time.  Something else where your efforts and good intentions were actually appreciated.

Just imagine, then, how your body’s different parts must feel when you treat them like that.

But let’s say, hypothetically, that you were volunteering for someone and weren’t doing a good job or what was expected of you.  What would be the best way for the person in charge to handle this?  Yell at you?  Treat you with disrespect?  Chastise you as if your poor performance was being done on purpose?

Of course not!

How to Broker a New Contract With Your Body and Get Everyone Cooperating in Concert

The best way for the person in charge to address your less than expected performance would be addressing your, first and foremost, with respect.  You are volunteering yourself after all!  Then that person should approach you in a kind manner and gently educate you regarding what she wants you to do – treating you like someone who is good and wants to be more effective.

So take my recommendation.  Start treating your body’s systems like you’d want to be treated in a volunteering situation.  What do you have to lose?  Your body’s parts are volunteering to help the larger “you”, after all (and this is true whether you know it or not – and even whether you believe it or not).  And, additionally, you’re communicating with your body’s parts every day anyway?  Why wouldn’t you try doing it in a loving, nurturing, encouraging and grateful way?

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques to use quantum physics to finally lose your unwanted weight…

Why Your Scale Can Be a Worse Enemy to Your Body Than a Super-Sized Trip to McDonald’s

Big Mac Extra Value Meal  Throw away your scale?  Why would anyone who wants to lose unwanted weight do such a thing?  Sounds crazy, right?

Maybe not.

My Enemy – My Scale

When I began my journey to lose my unwanted weight, using quantum physics, in 1996 my scale was my enemy.  Perhaps you can relate.  I hated my scale – because every time I got on it, it told me something that didn’t feel good!

In fact, my whole “fat” life, my scale almost always told me what I didn’t want to see.  Even when I was dieting.  Even when I was working out.  Oh sure, there were times where I lost some weight and I was happy.  But, always, given enough time, that scale would once again show me numbers that confirmed that I weighed more than I wanted!

I know what you’re thinking: “Greg, that scale didn’t make you overweight.  That’s not even logical.  The scale was only reflecting the reality that you were overweight; the scale was only the tool that told you how things really were.”

Why Your Scale May Not Be the Friend and Ally You Think It Is

And I’ll counter with these answers.

First of all, we now know know that our universe is not logical in how it functions.  So, when it comes to losing unwanted weight, quantum physics says you can all but throw logic out the window.  After all, what has counting on logic gotten you thus far (except more unwanted weight)!

Second, we now know that there is no such thing as objective reality.  Reality is subjective; quantum physics teaches us that each observer sees her own universe.  Reality does not await our discovery in a pre-determined state.  We create our reality by putting our observations (and, more importantly, our expectations) on the quantum field of sub-atomic particles.

Third, we now know that our outer world, what we see, is nothing more than a reflection of our inner world, how we feel.  Quantum physics teaches us that how we feel always trumps what we do; even the “best” weight-loss actions will not counter how we feel about those actions (and ourselves).

Everything you just read, by the way, is pure, scientific fact.  Not pie-in-the-sky, gee-wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if-it-were-true philosophy.

So, given those scientific facts, think about what a scale might really represent for you.  If you feel overweight, if you believe you’re overweight, if you know you’re overweight, if “overweight” is your state of being, I can guarantee you that all a scale will ever do is confirm those things for you.

Your Scale, Literally, Reflects What You Expect It to Reflect

And, of course, once a scale confirms those things for you, your habitual thoughts and beliefs of “I am overweight” are only solidified.  Which has the unfortunate side effect of making those habitual patterns of thought and belief all the more real for you.  They become an even greater part of your individual universe – your individual reality.

What’s the antidote?  Throw your scale away if you have similar feelings about it to what I did.  Banish your scale as part of your weight-loss routine.  Instead, rely on how you feel and change the stories you’re telling yourself about your eating, your exercise, and your body.  By telling the best possible, believable stories you can.

Set yourself free.  Give yourself a chance to believe and see a new reality.  Feel and see the difference it makes for your weight loss.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques to use quantum physics to lose your unwanted weight…