Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not Another EFT Tapping for Exercise Motivation Part 3: Tapping in Front of a Picture for Exercise's Sake

There are a lot of exercise motivation methods for all you exercise haters. Exercise in the morning, find something worth your fun, and promise yourself small non-food rewards.

But what if all of it does not work?

I, like a lot of you, hate the E-word, especially when it's a day when I have to go to the all-women gym. I have to drop everything I'm doing at home, whether it's blogging or writing my articles, and go out and buff myself up (no, make it tone myself all over). I was thinking that I'd rather stay home and blog, blog, blog until I'm a couple hundred pounds.

But I discovered a useful method to get myself motivated: I do some EFT tapping in front of the reason why I have to exercise. I tap in front of what really makes me want to work out in the first place. That reason is a picture of something, typically a picture of my next vacation destination or a before photo. Most of the time, it worked.

My discovery is so useful that I want to pass this EFT tip to you. It's also great if you are craving an unhealthy snack or meal, but I'm discussing using it to make you get off the seat and work out.

For best results, use the "growing up method" (go to Part 2 for more on the subject), and perhaps use the full recipe and the 9-gamut sequence. Assess your Subjective Units of distress (SUD) from 1-10. (Your hate towards exercise would likely be a 9-10.) Find a picture of what you are achieving and how exercise is going to get you there.

"I have to exercise because I want to fit in all the rides at Walt Disney World!"
 Let's say that you are going on a cruise in several months. You really want to look good on that vacation, and you are currently whale size. But there is one thing holding you back: you hate exercising. You whip out a picture to look at it to help you tell yourself to drop everything and exercise.

With the picture of your goal (the cruise) in front of you, proceed with the dumping round. Follow it with the 9-gamut if necessary. Next, assess your SUD. Then, look at the picture as you do the dreaming round. You may start with those setup affirmations:

Even though I still hate exercising, find it so boring, and I'm tired to exercise, I wonder if it would make me look great on the cruise I'm going.
Even though I still rather stay home and watch TV instead of exercise, I wonder if exercising can help me get on the cruise with me being more confident.
Even though I still don't want to go to the gym, I wonder if going to the gym would get me closer to the cruise.

Then, proceed with the reminder phrases that make you wonder if exercise can help you reach that goal of looking wonderful on your cruise voyage. Really envision yourself in that cruise, looking wonderful and seeing what you expect to see. Think yourself thin!

What if exercising can slim me down for that cruise?
Wouldn't it be nice to work out...
For the sake of sailing on a cruise looking great?
What if I can go to the gym to help me look my best on my cruise?

Additionally, you can add phrases that would give you ideas to make working out fun. Follow it with the 9-gamut if needed and assess your SUD.

Then, start the deciding round with your eyes still on the picture with those affirmations:

Even though I have this remaining resistance to exercise, I've decided to exercise to look great on the cruise.
Even though a part of me still does not want to exercise, I choose to release that resistance and exercise to look great on the cruise.
Even though I still don’t want to go to the gym much, I’ve decided to exercise for the sake of looking my best on the ship I’m sailing.

You can proceed with those reminder phrases that make you choose to exercise and how you can benefit from it:

I choose to work out…
I choose to tone myself up for that cruise…
I get leaner and leaner with each workout…
And it gets my body closer and closer to the cruise…
That’s why I’ve decided to exercise today…

You can tap some more if your SUD is not at a 0-1.

If you find your exercise motivation waning, and all methods really don’t work for you, don’t just try mere EFT tapping. Find yourself a picture of your goal and tap while looking at it. Maybe it can work for you.

Part 1

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