The Rebel Podcast

Ep. 33 – Transforming The Overweight Mind – with Jay Nixon

Jay Nixon is a speaker, author, mentor, and coach whose mission is to help each and every person achieve their “absolute best self.” He is the owner of the Thrive Fitness Studio in Palm Desert, California, and the grateful leader of the Thrive Tribe, a collection of Jay’s current and former clients who work together to improve their health, their fitness, and their lives.


For over two decades, Jay has helped thousands of people achieve total body transformation through a cohesive combination of fitness, nutrition, and personal development coaching – and he packaged the most important lessons that he learned into a great book: The Overweight Mind – The Undeniable Truth Behind Why Your Not Losing Weight.


Jay believes that your mind is the root cause of many systemic weight gain problems that plague people today; “It’s the three-pound monster between our ears that’s a bigger problem than the 100 pounds of body fat that we carry.”


It’s not the wrong food and it’s not the wrong exercise – until you get your mindset under control, you’re going to struggle with being overweight.


In The Overweight Mind, Jay says that the bridge between your current self and your desired self can be built with three main elements:


  1. Decision – This is a firm decision, including a hard goal to work towards.
  2. Consistency – After you make a decision, you need to be consistent with the decision, even in the face of adversity.
  3. Resolve – Understand that there will be adversity, because “the road to success is always under construction.” Life will show up, but if you have resolve you’ll be able to overcome anything.


At the end of every chapter in the book, Jay leaves the reader with a Power Action Step they can implement. I love this aspect of the book, so we want to leave you all with three power action steps after listening to this podcast:


  1. Get clarity and specificity around what it is that you truly want.
  2. Take massive action, even imperfect action, every day. When adversity pops up, just keep moving.
  3. Remember: “It’s not more than you can handle, it’s just more than you expected.” You’ve made it through everything else in your life up to this point, and you can do this too.


(I’m going to cheat and add a fourth Power Action Step: Read or listen to The Overweight Mind!)

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