This article will examine how the everyday person can turn their restroom into their very own health room. These are my suggestions in two simple steps. The first step is to determine your fitness objectives by evaluating your physical appearance. Take a moment to self-reflect and discover your “why.” Does the person you see accurately depict who you are? What distortions exist, if any? What changes would you like to see? What aspects of your image could improve? Once you have answered these series of questions and recorded them, use your imagination to create a mental image of your new self. Take pictures, or use representative photos of others that possess positive qualities you admire. Make statements that vividly describe your new imagined person. Once you’ve completed this, post the pictures and comments on the mirror to be viewed daily.
Second, monitor your health measurements daily. The measurements must be taken at approximately the same time each day. Post these measurements in a visible chart format for daily viewing. Measures that I’ve used are; body weight, blood pressure, pictures and body fat composition. These measurements you record each day are called “lead measures.” Lead measures are the actions that must be done to achieve the desired results. The result or goal is the “lag measure.” For example, you may have a goal to lose fifty pounds. The fifty pounds is the lag measure itself. The lag follows the lead. As you chart each day’s progress (lead measurements), you will see progress towards the goal (lag measurements) that you physically mapped out.
What I’ve described is a straightforward method that will allow anyone to leverage their God-given ability to achieve any health and fitness goal. Dr. Maxwell Maltz coined the term psycho-cybernetics. Psycho-Cybernetics utilizes a mechanical perspective of your brain and body’s activity to create a new system of thinking and behaving. We can change our lives by changing habits and thoughts. Achieved by linking daily small success iterations. Our subconscious mind guides our behavior towards ultimately receiving the desired outcome. I believe Dr. Maltz methodology closely parallels the teaching of Paul the Apostle who encourages Christians to be “transformed by the renewing of the mind (self-image).”