What Are You Telling Your Body?

your body listens to your mind

Joyce Meyer says “Where the mind goes, the body follows” and this is so true. If you want to lose weight, you have to first believe you CAN lose weight. If you want to be a professional athlete, you have to become one in your head first. If you don’t believe you can do what you want to do, it will never happen.

Muhammad Ali said, “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” What he is saying is he was told himself he was the greatest even BEFORE he felt great, BEFORE he was great, BEFORE he succeeded. I think we can all learn something from that statement. We have to tell ourselves who we want to be and what we want to become. Sadly, we normally do exactly the opposite. We constantly tell ourself that we are a failure. We say things like, “I’ll never be able to do XYZ”. Guess what? Your body listens to what you tell it and if you keep telling yourself that, you will never be able to do XYZ.

Ask yourself today. What are you telling yourself? Are you talking about being successful, strong, honorable, good, kind, loving, loyal, patient, forgiving, determined, steadfast – or are you constantly reminding yourself of your failures, shortcomings and inability to change? Choose your words carefully.

Food For Thought


I found this super interesting today and wanted to share this with you. Whether you are a Christian or not, I think you will find this text super interesting. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a NEW person by changing the way you THINK. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” Romans 12:2.

I find it super interesting that this scripture didn’t say you need to renew your heart or change the way you feel, but it said transformation begins with a renewing of your mind and changing the way you think. If we want to think correctly, we need to read scripture and understand how God thinks. Then, and only then, can we begin to be transformed and know God’s will for our lives, and act in a way that is pleasing to Him – and this most definitely overflows into our work, our fitness, our marriage, our relationships.

How often do we make decisions based on how we feel. We don’t “feel” like working out. We don’t “feel” strong enough to lift that. We don’t “feel” like loving that person. We don’t “feel” like we can do this or that. Obviously God wants our heart to change, but scripture points to the real heart of our problems and failures – and it all starts in our mind.

I encourage you today to set your mind on what is good and positive, and practice pushing out negative self-defeating thoughts.

About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on November 25, 2013, in Encouragement, Mantras, Motivational, PFOCUS, Spiritual Motivation and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. This is just what I needed to read today! Thank you, as always, for the encouragement 🙂 I love it!

  2. thinking drives your behavior. makes perfect sense to me.

  3. I told my body it needed to get out the door and walk regardless of the cold 🙂 and it listened LOL

  4. Eph 4: 22 – 24 Put off. Be made new in the attitude of your mind. Put on the new self.
    Thanks for the wonderful reminder and application!

  5. If I did what I felt like doing all the time, my life would be a mess! I always enjoy your blog, Bonnie. 🙂

  6. Such Truth! Thank you for the encouraging word. It all starts in the mind! 🙂

    Thanks, Bonnie

  7. Wonderful words of encouragement! Great post Bonnie!

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