So if you’ve been reading here for the last few months you know that my weight loss has been derailed by some serious depression and anxiety coming back. I’m working to train my brain and my thinking now even more than I am working to train my body. A few weeks ago I was contacted through the blog to see if I wanted to try NeuroGym. Honestly I had not heard of them before but it is in line with my current thinking – which is to concentrate on improving my mental and emotional health so that I am able to stop sabotaging myself.
After talking with the people at NeuroGym we agreed that I would try the whole 12 week program and blog periodically about it with my honest opinion of what I think. I am a week into it so far and wanted to introduce it to you. It is a simple program from a user standpoint. There are 12 levels of meditations/guided thinking and each week you listen to one for 7 days in a row. Each level is designed to create the mindset necessary to lose weight and keep it off long term. There are spaces for journaling and visioning your goals. The weekly themes are things that really resonate with me – Self love and Acceptance, Releasing your excuses, mastering your emotions.
The program was developed in conjunction with neuroscientists, psychologists, medical doctors and researchers so I feel confident going into this with an open mind. (ha) While I believe that the brain can and does change I also wonder about my mind’s own stubborn connections to its habits and thoughts. Still changing my brain is exactly what I am trying to do with my pit crew so I am going to try NeuroGym out as another tool in my toolbox.
NeuroGym is kicking off a new webinar on “Winning the Game of Weight Loss” on Thursday. This is the program I am following and if anyone would like to join me I would love to walk with you in this. (Full disclosure: this is an affiliate link). I’ll be posting about my experience once a month as I go through the program and there will be additional times to sign up if you aren’t ready today of course.
This is unlike anything I’ve tried before, but I believe in the science behind it so I am going to give it a shot. I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted!