Don’t just count calories, and don't just count your reps … “Count Your Blessings.” Giving thanks can do a lot more than just change your outlook on life. It can also benefit your body, your health, and even the number on the scale. Be thankful of what your body can do, and think of exercise as a gift you’ve been given—rather than a chore. . . and you’ll be more likely to stick with it!
The next time you’re tempted to reach for that chocolate ice cream (or whatever you're craving), stop & “hit pause.” Consider your decision for about 10 minutes. The majority of us don’t hesitate long enough when it comes cravings.
“Hit pause,” and take a little time to decide if it’s really worth the splurge. If you ultimately decide it’s worth it, pay close attention to the texture, aroma, and flavor of that special treat. Savor & enjoy every morsel. It will help you feel satisfied with a smaller portion.