Become a Student of Your Body

Your body is constantly speaking to you. Sending you messages, providing information and feedback and doing everything it can to make your job of ‘living in it’ as painless, powerful and positive as possible. All you need to do is (1) listen and (2) follow instructions.

Simple enough.

Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it taps you on the shoulder and sometimes it screams at you because you’re not paying attention. In terms of intelligence, your body is smarter than any computer in the world. It can program itself, heal itself and survive mistreatment for decades.

As we approach 2014 and millions of us once again decide that this is the year to turn our body into something slimmer and healthier (no really, this is my year), my suggestion is that we turn our back on the super-diets, the quick-fixes and the fitness cults, and we individually begin to create a new kind of relationship with our body. One where we are genuinely prepared to pay attention, to learn and to change our behaviour for more than two weeks.

When it comes to your body, the best teacher you will ever have is your body.

Merry Christmas everyone. :)

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rosa December 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

yep I find it hard to maintain a change for around more than the two week mark most of the time


Jo December 25, 2013 at 5:45 am

Merry Christmas I am reading your books and will take on board your advice.


Amanda December 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Thanks Craig. After years of ignoring my body’s needs it’s hard learning to speak the same language. I’ve always eaten for convenience – that’s the closest store or this is in the cupboard, it will do. I’m slowly learning to ask my body what it feels like and when I get it right I feel amazing.
Merry Christmas and thanks for another insightful year.


Brian c December 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Thanks oh wise man for the sage advice

Merry Christmas


chebbieanne December 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

Have enrolled in ME 101 version 60000.1. Have pulled the listening ears out of storage. Have the diary for note taking. Reviewed course content for semester 1 2014 – Wow amazing subjects – hydration, sleep, optimal nutrition, locomotion, relaxation,ongoing system repairs. All self assessment tasks too – no exams- bonus!! Have re engaged tutor to teach the finer points. Last year the tutor constantly complained he was talking to the wall – wall has been replaced by listening ears. Yep all ready to go. Course starts January 1st 2014. Getting excited. Now have 5 days to work on emotional readiness to resume study.


Kelly December 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Merry Christmas Craig! Thank you for your posts during the year!


Kerry December 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Craig, I just wanted to take the chance to wish you and all your family and friends a very happy Christmas. Thank you for your insights over the last year. They have made me smile and given food for thought. Much appreciated. Kerry


Mik December 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The more I listen the better the rewards are.


Slim Birdy December 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Bingo! This is totally what it’s all about along with a mindset of wanting to feel fantastic all the time. Then magically past temptations are not an option any more because they are going the wrong way! Excited to see what 2014 brings.


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