I picked up my Gabriel Method book this morning to reread some of the nutritional stuff as I have been concentrating on my mental health and identifying and eradicating my emotional blockage.   I was looking through the monthly plans and nutritional information and realized that I am already doing everything in month 3, just naturally without thinking about it.   How cool is that?

Unfortunately, I am still giving into the still too frequent junk food cravings and not being as active as I should.  I find that when I am busy and overwhelmed, instead of turning to exercise as a stress release and break from it all, I look at it like the worst possible thing ever.  Rather silly, really.    But, I am not beating myself up over it.  This just gives me tangible goals for this next month.

This month I will begin using the craving killing visualization.  Couple of interesting things about this…

I have been searching through the book for weeks looking for the section on the craving killing visualization and could not find it for the life of me.  I swear I flipped through every page.  Then this morning I opened the book directly to that page.  There is was, right in front of me.  I love that kind of thing.  I guess I am ready to take this step now.

I also think that it is interesting that this is the same visualization that Paul McKenna uses in his “I Can Make You Thin” book for killing cravings.    Must work pretty well.  Really, there is quite a bit of overlap between the two systems and I think they are very complimentary to each other.

Another thing to concentrate on this month are adding in activity several times a week.  I have many opportunities for this, it isn’t a matter or not having enough time, I just need to do it.  I will start adding being physically active to my evening visualizations and using the idea of making the better choice.  When the choice arises simply say yes to a stress relieving, personal time, break from the family, feeling great activity and no to sitting around wishing I was doing something else.

And lastely, this month I need to start adding a morning smart session.  I think this will be really calming and helpful for me, starting my day with a more positive and centered attitude and a focus on what I want to accomplish during the day.

If things keep going the way they are with my business, I am definitely going to need this increased focus and productivity, never mind someone to help clean my house and possibly even watch my kids a couple mornings a week.   All I have to say is be careful what you manifest for yourself, you just quite possibly might get it.  A little overwhelming, yet really really exciting.

Karli gets up 15 to 20 minutes earlier than me with the kids so this gives me plenty of time to lay in bed and wake up a little and then do 10 minutes of SMART mode visualizations.  I know,  isn’t he great?

On the emotional front, I have taken a big step that I am really excited about.  I have signed up for the Landmark Forum seminar.  This is a three and a half day very intensive look at yourself.   A good friend of ours just did it and he said that it was really life changing for him.  Karli also signed up to take it the month after I do.

I really think this is one of those right things at the right moments for us.   We have been through so much over the last year.  We as individuals and our relationship could really use a serious retuning.   I have been talking for months about needing to get away for a few days and just be with myself, but haven’t gotten around to it.  This is the perfect compromise, three and half full days (a total of 40 hours) with myself, if not by myself.  And I get to sleep in my own bed and kiss my kids each morning.

Can you tell I am excited about this?

Overall, a good month despite the fact that I still don’t think I have lost more than a few pounds (no weighing until October).  No worries,  all in the right time.

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4 Responses to The Gabriel Method – End of Month 2

  • ellent says:

    Good update: thanks. My own journey has taken me to realize that I need to clear a lot of clutter out of my life. Towards that end I am starting to read and learn the Getting Things Done book by David Allen.

  • admin says:

    could definitely use a book on how to get more done. It seems like there is always more to do and less time to do it in. I will have to check it out. Thanks Ellen.

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

  • Molly56 says:

    Are you taking the probiotic and digestive enzyme regularly? I am considering his diet and was wondering how much you stick to this part.

  • admin says:

    Hi Molly56, thanks so much for stopping by.

    Yes, I am pretty good about taking the supplements and believe that they do make a big difference.

    It is all about the nutrition here and the supplements help me to make sure I am doing that. Others aren’t as big on them and it still works fine, you just have to be a little more diligent about making sure you are getting everything from food.

    I don’t have any problem taking pills and was already taking a couple of things so this was an easy transition for me. It took some tweaking, but I finally have a routine that works for me. Everyone needs to find routines that work for their schedules and needs.

    With that said, here is my daily supplement schedule…

    With Breakfast: Probiotic, Digestive enzymes, Omega Fish Oil
    With Lunch: Digestive enzymes and Omega Fish Oil
    With Afternoon Snack: Acai (not a Gabriel Method thing but I love the stuff) and a multi vitamin/mineral

    I also fresh grind flax and sprinkle it on everything throughout the day.

    My advice would be to start with what you are comfortable with and then go from there. This is not about strict plans and quick weight loss. This system is about gradual and life long change that will make you healthier and thinner for the rest of your life, not just next month.

    Take a look at the month by month recommendations at the back of The Gabriel Method book. The steps build on themselves and start slow so they are very easy to follow. And then it will just start building on itself.

    I took a month off from actively adding new things to take some pressure off myself as I was starting to get down on myself and judgemental with myself. And then I went back to the book a month later and found that I was already doing all the month three items without actively thinking about it or trying. It just was a natural progression of listening to and following my body’s cues. That is what this is all about, you body will tell you what it needs if you listen and feed it what it requires to work properly.

    If you can just get started with an open mind and heart and a sense of commitment without judgment the changes will start to happen all on their own.

    Good luck on your journey and please come back and keep us updated.

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