For the next week or 2 I am going to focus entirely on mind and brain set with regards to injury and exercise. I will explain the difference between Mind / Brain and also look at how who you are, what you value and what you believe influences your perception and you effort when it comes to applying your rehab exercise program and also the ReBoot Personal Training approach to changing these things to help those of you in Exeter and Beyond.
So first things first is identity, or who are you?
Who you are has a massive re-read as F**KING HUGE impact on the way you approach your exercise rehabilitation…..
On a very simple level if you have started using language like I am A back pain patient (or any other injury / illness) then what has happened is that subconsciously you have started to allow your pain and injury to define you, this in term will influence your perception with thoughts such as I can’t, if I do that it’ll hurt! Also from the brain perspective if that injury is who you are then any attempts to change the injury is technically interpreted as an attempt to control your identity and change who you are….. (explains why a lot of people don’t do their rehab work or look after their injuries, who want to wake up and control their identity, we all want as much freedom as possible, so why do something that limits that freedom)?
The sad irony is this is actually what you need, you do need to change who you are, think about it do you want to stay as the fat office worker who can’t do anything because of their back pain?
Short answer, NO!
I don’t know anyone who would…..
Yet changing it can be so, so so, simple! Yes I said simple, that however doesn’t mean easy!
The answer, well start by changing the language you use, tell your self “I have back pain!”
Yes it is that simple, your brain will resist, it may struggle, laugh at you, it may mean you have to have post it notes up everywhere to remind you in the first 60 days, but try it, start to tell your self I have back pain. The reason it works is the brain and the mind starts to associate that You (your identity) has this thing (back pain), instead of you are the back pain. If you have something then you can also un-have it! You can simply choose to let it go; by choosing to let it go you then start to become focused on solutions and are the more willing to put more effort into finding ways to help you drop the back pain and burn the body fat, this one simple change in language can have a MASSIVE profound impact.
Try it out for the next 60-days and let me know how you get on by posting your comments below.
Apply HERE now If you want to find out how to let go of your pain, build your back and burn the fat with the 16-week ReBoot Coaching Program In Exeter.