How I Changed My Mindset to Move Forward without Fear

Today I’m starting a 12-week sculpted vegan weight-training program! I’m posting it here as a measure of accountability and commitment.  ???????? It’s time for fear to stop holding me back and change my mindset.

Plant Based Diet & HIIT

It consists of plant-based foods (duh), weight-lifting and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). I did a very intense 4-week shred in May, and I loved it so much I decided to come back and do the 12-week version.

However, I’m doing one major tweak to the program…I’m combining it with another one of my favorite philosophies: intermittent fasting. I’ve been off animal products and doing IF for years, and I totally give it credit (well at least partial credit BH!!!) for how I’m able to maintain high energy levels even with crazy work loads, minimal sleep and lots of exercise.

No before and after pics here….


I will NOT be posting before and after pics (LOL), but I will be happy to share my results and experiences with you along the way.

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Why I am Changing my Mindset?

For now, I want to share this:


I’m starting this program on a TUESDAY. In the middle of a month. Because for the first 40 years of my life I always put things off until the beginning of the week or month.


I turned 40 last year, and this has been a year of intense reflection for me. (I’ll share more about that on a different day, but suffice it to say it has taken me almost a full year to decide who I want to become on the other side of 40).

I want to live to 120 years old!


I have a serious dream of living to 120, because I have AT LEAST two more lifetimes of things I hope to accomplish. And if I aim to do that, I have to make purposeful life choices! (More about that later as well.) G-d may choose to take me home tomorrow, and there’s nothing we can do about that…but I certainly don’t want it to be my fault!

Fear has stopped me in the past


My biggest regret in life thus far is all of the YEARS I’ve wasted being paralyzed by my fears of what other people think. Or will think. Or might think. Or would think. D.U.M.B.

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There will always be another bag of chips to finish before we start eating healthy. Another bottle of wine to enjoy before we stop drinking. Another movie to watch before we get off the couch. Another day to delay owning our own reality. Real life begins the moment we stop using excuses as a self-imposed prison.

Today will be the weakest day I’ll see in a long, long time. I want to be stronger on the outside AND inside at 41, 45, 50, 70, and 90 than I am at 40, with the help of Heaven.

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Choosing something I’m terrible at.


I’m adding weight training, because I’m terrible at it. I literally have zero upper body strength. I can run 5 miles with my eyes closed, but I can’t do a pull-up to save my life. I have a goal to push beyond my own personal limits. My ability to do a pull-up will not change the world, but it will change my inner world. And when a girl believes in HERSELF, well THAT can change the world. ????


My number one goal for this 12-week program is to use it as a stepping stone, launch pad, transition phase, breakthrough (whatever you want to call it) to an elevated version of me…not a diet or a fad or a desperate grasp…but a new reality where life has no more limitations. Limitations are only in the mind. (Health, money, relationships, etc. are all merely side-effects of our mindset…this has long been proven.)  

new mindset new shoes


I bought myself a new pair of shoes to represent my new chapter. To me, the rainbow of colors represents happiness and unlimited potential. I mean, who couldn’t be happy and powerful with these shoes on your feet??

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Today is the day…

In summary, what’s the point of this post? Well there is none, really. Only for me to draw a line in the sand and say that TODAY…this odd, random, Tuesday at 6:24 PM…is my starting point of a life without limits.

Ready. Set. Go.

Looking for a Mindset Makeover so you can become unstoppable in life?

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Let’s discuss what I believe is one of the most challenging things for anyone and everyone in the pursuit of personal excellence: managing our thoughts.

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Chaya Ben-Shabat
Chaya is a mom, entrepreneur, success coach, athlete, student, dreamer, and world traveler.   She is also the founder and CEO of an up-and-coming international school system, designed to revolutionize global education.  She works with highly determined women to help them bust through their obstacles, discover and channel their inner superpowers, and master the tools and skills necessary to design and create the life of their dreams.

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