I was walking out of the health club today after a great workout, feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. While walking towards my car, I noticed two ladies headed for the health club entrance, they each lit up a cigarette; they were wearing gym clothes and were going exercise.

You are probably thinking that this doesn't make much sense, trying to get in shape but at the same time, killing yourself. This is not a strange thing to me. I've seen it so many times, especially in Europe. You see, those ladies are thinking that they are trying to be healthier by going to the gym - they read somewhere that it's a good thing, or someone told them they needed to workout or maybe the doctor prescribed exercise.

But did anyone explain to them that in order to get in shape and be healthy they actually need to do something about their belief system, about their current lifestyle, their current environment and so on?

Have you heard of the gentleman who after getting a triple bypass surgery started to smoke immediately after getting discharged from the hospital? Well it's nothing out of the ordinary to me; I have coached thousands of clients for over twenty years and the answer to behavioral change resides somewhere else than any data you have been given. It resides within your heart and if you really want to change you must learn to listen to it. No fitness program, not diet book, no fitness video will work if you haven't checked-in with your heart. Look within, you might learn a thing or two about yourself that no one or no book could ever reveal.

Author's Bio: 

Avtar, formerly known as Nordine Zouareg, is highly regarded as an internationally acclaimed speaker, motivational coach and #1 Best Selling Author in the field of mind-body health, spirituality and personal empowerment. Avtar has almost three decades of experience traveling the globe and working directly with clients to identify and change the negative patterns that are preventing them from attaining optimum health and wellness. His impressive collection of international titles, awards and recognition are a direct reflection of his ability to overcome immense personal struggles and emerge with great success.

In addition to his deep understanding of how the mind works to influence the body and his beliefs in the benefits of balancing the body, mind and spirit, Nordine is the author of the bestselling book, MIND OVER BODY: The Key To Lasting Weight Loss Is All In Your Head! He also holds a Master's Degree in Physical Education, several International Coaching Certifications, and he speaks five languages. Avtar's personal passions are his two children, his spirituality, exercise, reading, cooking, travel, and helping people around the world understand how to incorporate the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of being to create a successfully balanced and fulfilling life.