Getting in shape, losing weight, building and shaping your muscles is a process not a destination. It requires effort, determination, and consistency. You’ve got to trust yourself and trust the process. When you try to push yourself too hard is when you can crash and turn yourself off of the whole process.
Weight loss specifically isn’t a linear process, it comes in stages, and the process has it’s ups and downs. You’ve got to learn to ride through the downs and make it to the next up. The downs never last and you’ve got to trust that they’ll only happen for a short while.
Accepting where you are is the start to making a change, BUT it doesn’t mean you have to be comfortable with where you are. In fact, being ‘comfortable’ with a body that you’re simply unhappy with is going to cause a tension that will never go away until you finally decide to make a change. This brings up a new challenge in your life, and that is the identity crisis of becoming a Venus (in my opinion this is an identity crisis worth going through and worth looking forward to!)
Once you get into great shape there is another challenge you may not have anticipated…it’s called the imposter phenomenon. Once you hit (or come close) to your Venus Index numbers you may have to learn to accept that this is your new body.
You have to learn to detach yourself from your old identity and immerse yourself into your new identity as a Venus. This is all part of the process of changing your body and making it permanent.
In todays podcast Stephanie and I talk about all of this and much more as she explains what it was like to go through her transformation, becoming a Venus and learning to accept that this is her new identity.
P.S. The audio has a bit of feedback from time to time, I edited out as many as I could find but a few slipped through, my apologies.