Imagine a right jab while shouting “I am stronger than I think!” Now that’s fitness with a mantra to change the way you feel about yourself. Patricia Moreno is the founder of Spiritual Fitness and creator of intenSati and Sati365. She’s leading the conversation about enlightenment and how to be a positive force in raising the consciousness of the planet.
Patricia is passionate about working from the inside out and using positive thoughts to get results.
“We have access to our own genius, we have access to our own wisdom… creativity… happiness, our joy our gratitude, but we have to learn how to exercise the power that we have to turn the dial up on the emotions that will lead to the actions that will lead to the results that we want in our lives,” said Patricia.
Find out how Patricia embraces her passion on the Find Your Passion Career Podcast!
Patricia’s path to self-love wasn’t an easy one. Weight struggles plagued much of her childhood, and she began dieting at eight years old.
In 1982, Patricia attended her first aerobics class and absolutely loved it. She turned this love into her career, ultimately catapulting into fitness success. She was even sponsored by Nike and Reebok. The only problem? The inside wasn’t matching the outside.
“My career was exploding, but my feeling of being a fraud was increasing,” said Patricia. She was binging and purging as part of her mantra “thin at any cost.”
Turning a Breakdown into a Breakthrough
Her path took a drastic turn when Patricia grappled with the idea of turning to drugs. She felt as though there was no other way to be the person she imagined in her head. That was when a spark went off.
“That breakdown was actually a breakthrough cause I realized it wasn’t me that was wrong, it was the recipe that was wrong,” said Patricia.
She had allowed negative thoughts and feelings about her weight to fuel her drive. After that realization, Patricia created a new recipe for success. “You have to work on loving yourself more,” she said. This begins with our mindset.
“If you want to change your actions, you have to start with your thinking,” said Patricia.
A New Way of Thinking
Patricia turned this new way of thinking into a career. She created intenSati, a workout program that infuses positive thinking with intense workouts—it’s like having a personal cheerleader next to you as you do your 100th jumping jack.
intenSati focuses on mastering your emotions to guide your actions. “Your thoughts lead to your feelings and your feelings lead to your emotions,” said Patricia
Trust your Passion
Patricia teaches us that the power of positive thinking has a domino effect. She’s the master of turning “I can’t” into “I will.” Though her path wasn’t always clear-cut and easy to follow, Patricia was determined to turn her dreams into a reality. She inspires us to live life with a glass half-full outlook.
“There’s nothing more powerful than the way that you think,” said Patricia.
Think about a time you said, “I’m not qualified enough” for something that you really wanted. Then tell the Negative Nellie in you ‘thank you, next” and write down 20 reasons why you are qualified.
“The only thing between you and what you want is your way of thinking,” added Patricia.
We’re so quick to confirm our doubts of why we’re not qualified, that we forget just how qualified and awesome we really are. Tell us in the comments below how long it took you to write down 20 reasons.