After over a week of rededicating myself to The Gabriel Method, I am feeling better and better about it.

The one thing that I have really determined is that the visualisation CD is central to this.  I was really tired one night and really just wanted to snuggle in my soft clean sheets and go right to sleep so I skipped the CD.

The next day I felt a significant difference in my attitude and motivation.   I ate fast food for lunch and really craved some chocolate in the afternoon and was generally not as productive throughout the day.  Now, I am not going back to bad days and good days because that is really unproductive, but on other days when I had listened to the CD the night before, I had no problem making good choices and following through on my plans for the day. 

It has become pretty clear to me that listening to the CD every night, at least in the beginning, is integral to my success.

I am also noticing that when I make poor food choices my body lets me know about it.  Yesterday I had an amazing day out with a good friend.  We went to breakfast and I couldn’t resist having eggs benedict, my absolute favorite.  It was fine and I am not going to feel guilty about splurging, but I could tell that my body wasn’t very pleased with me about it.  So I had a smoothy with whey for lunch which amazingly lasted me till dinner.  After dinner I had a brownie for dessert, which I was really looking forward to but didn’t really do anything for me.  Good to note.  This morning, I woke up feeling nauseous.  Telling, right?

I just need to keep these things in mind when I make decisions about what I am going to eat.  I’d say the eggs benedict was totally worth it, but the brownie definitely wasn’t.  

My major accomplishment for the week was that I was really motivated to stay active and accomplish my daily list.  Almost every day I checked everything off my list, including the cleaning list (and we all know how bad I am at getting that list done).   I also really looked forward to doing something active each day.  I went to yoga on both Monday and Wednesday this week and I took Pella for a long walk on Tuesday and Thursday.  

Ever since we moved here 8 years ago, I have been thinking that walking up to the water reservoir, around and back would be a great walk and quite a workout.  There are some very steep hills and beautiful views at the top.  It is trails most of the way and not a lot of road time.  We don’t have sidewalks where I live so walking on the road can be a little perilous.   

I have always had an excuse as to why it was too far or too hilly or too hard and I have never done it.  This week, I did it.  It was one hour there and back and I felt fantastic.  It was a great workout with several spots that were perfectly suited to a quick sprint to get those flight instincts activated.  It was awesome!

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5 Responses to The Gabriel Method – Week 6

  • soulmumma says:

    I found your blog via a google search – I too am loving the gabriel method and can’t believe how much more motivated in general life I am too! Love it!

  • admin says:

    Sorry it took a couple of days to get this up. I have been having a lot of spam issues since I have started getting more and more traffic, so I am approving comments the first time you post. From now on, you shouldn’t have to wait.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I visited your blog and am really excited to follow your journey as well. I’m so amazed how much the vizualation cd is helping with my “sneaky” eating as well. Good luck!

  • Alice says:

    I just found your blog on google’s blog search as well. I just finished reading The Gabriel Method and am giving it a go to help lose weight! I started a blog myself and am plotting out my progress and ups and downs and am looking for others who are doing the same thing! Nice to know that this system works :D Any advice you might have would be awesome!!

  • admin says:

    Hi, thanks for stopping by and good luck!

    I checked out your blog and I love your end goal picture :)

    Looking forward to following your journey and make sure to stop by and keep us posted.

  • E. Gasçon says:

    Hello, it’s 2012 and the Gabriel Method is still around…stronger than ever…It really made sense to me after I learned that we, as mammals, are genetically programmed to store up excess calories as fat (FAT programs) during times of abundance, so that we could burn that fat for fuel during the next famine. The Gabriel Method emphasizes in telling your subconscious mind to stop storing calories as fat rather than burning them for energy & letting it know you’re not in danger of starvation in order to deprogram those “FAT programs” genetically installed there, in your subconscious mind. In order to lose weight and keep it off on a sustainable basis, you’ve got to understand these FAT programs, understand the types of things that activate these FAT programs, and then turn them off.

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