In the pursuit of insights to learn how to transform your mind and body, Susan A. Muir, fitness and wellness coach and university lecturer, shared her perspective and discussed her methodology. She is also on the Official COVID 19 Research Group for the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica.
Susan created a Facebook group AweMazeU Fitness Transformation Support to inspire people based on her personal fitness and weight loss journey. As a fundamental aspect of transformation, she emphasizes that many things are simple, but not necessarily easy.
One of the milestones of her journey was losing 40 pounds in 15 months and has kept it off for the past six years by using various techniques. She shared that it is important to be excited through the process in order to be able to persevere – identify the things that excite and motivate you to make your journey worthwhile.
In her journey, she realized that in order to transform your mind and body, one has to understand the difference between human beings and human “doings” – knowing who you are, not just what you do.
Her approach to creating a transformation of mind and body is the ACE Method. ACE increases your confidence and lays the groundwork for success to transform mind and body:
The ACE Method requires having a growth mindset where the distinction is made between the critique of the person versus the performance of the activity. Focus on performance enhancement while encouraging the person.
Susan shared some bonus tips to reinforce the concept of super charging called SUPER ID:
Once you have these points in place the next thing to hone in on is your Super Power. For Susan, her two super powers are her ability to ask good questions and to have a vibrant imagination.
In order to optimize your results and expedite success, it is essential to ask good questions; the better the question the better the result – use the technique of asking good questions to probe and solve problem. Also, knowing that it is possible for your life to be better if you are deliberate about it and willing to imagine a different way and future, facilitates success. Be able to “wheel and come again” as we say in Jamaica. The art of turning around and being able self correct out of a tight situation.
Susan further shared some tips to on how to maintain weight loss based on her journey, citing the three key pillars:
It is one thing to lose weight but another to keep it off. The following tips show how to keep the pounds off with “The S’s of weight loss maintenance“:
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