Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The Weight Loss Mistake You’re Making (Over and Over Again)
Part 2 of 5
The Monday Mindset
Historically, Monday is the busiest day at gyms. Which is ironic, considering this: In my view, Monday is the most dangerous day of the week. Not Monday, but the idea of Monday--a fresh start, always available, never more than a week away.
All of this is part of what I call the Monday Mindset. When you're thinking about getting started on an exercise or nutrition plan, the Mindset manifests itself with items like these:
• "I'll go to the gym on Monday."
• "Starting Monday, I'm going to do cardio every day."
• "New diet on Monday! This is going to be my last 'bad' meal, so I'm going to enjoy it!"
When you're already on a plan of some kind, the Mindset excuses look these:
• I've missed two workouts--this was a really busy week. I'm talking the week off. I'll start again on Monday.
• Well, I had that brownie. The day weekend is shotl. I'll just start again on Monday.
• I'll have a few beers during the game. But starting Monday, I'm taking things more seriously. No more drinking.
In either case, this type of self-delusion self-talk is the number one thing inhibiting your progress: It keeps you from progressing because it encourages a limiting belief that you can't course-correct during the week. It encourages you to give up close to the finish line because of the incorrect thought that you can start over.
We've all heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, and yet we all fall victim to the trap of Monday over and over and over again.
So, how to we fix it? There are two big steps to take.
Monday, January 07, 2013
The Weight Loss Mistake You’re Making (Over and Over Again)
Part 1 of 5
Here's a scenario that might seem familiar to you: You're on a diet and doing fairly well. One day you go to lunch with a friend, and while they are chowing down on a tasty burger you're dutifully eating your spinach salad topped with grilled chicken and olive oil. You're following your plan even better than expected. You've got the fiber and antioxidants from the spinach, protein from the chicken, and even some healthy monounsaturated the olive oil. You should be proud of the decision you've made, the steps you're taking towards your goal. But you're not proud; you're grumpy--because you want that burger.
Now, you're in a state of extreme emotional dissonance: What you are doing is fundamentally antithetical to what you want to be doing; and you can only exist in this dissonant state for so long. It's a psychological fact. Something has to give and usually it's you.
If you're anything like me, you've been in that situation, and you can literally feel your resolve crumble. You want to stay strong, but at the end of the meal, you decide to split a dessert. Oh, yeah. We've all been there.
Now, eating half of a restaurant brownie isn't going to help you drop the body fat you want, but it won't completely sabotage your efforts, either. The problem is, the brownie is usually just the start. And this is the problem. Having worked with clients for more than 10 years, most people suffer from an extreme inability to fail on a small scale. When they screw-up, that's it for them--they have screwed up permanently, and so they keep going.
Conventional wisdom tells us that if you find yourself in a hole, you should stop digging--that's the logical thing to do. However, when it comes to nutrition, we aren't logical or conventionally wise. When clients have a dietary faux pas, their impulse, paradoxically, is to make it worse; after they eat the brownie, they think, "Well, I've ruined today. I may as well just eat whatever I want and then be good tomorrow."
That would be bad enough by itself; however, for many people, they carry the failure over to the next day, and the day after, and finally, "I'll be good tomorrow" becomes "I'll start again on Monday."
Thursday, January 03, 2013
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All the supplements are NATURAL no additives or artificial ingredients. It is recommended to drink distilled water all day.
There is a lot of food prep time involved in this program. Like I have mentioned before, in order to change you have to get our of your comfort zone and stick with it.
I didn't do the prep work that I should have like, look at the recipe's and see what can be made ahead of time. Live & Learn
In order to reach my goals this year I needed a change. I was unsuccessful on reaching my goals last year and very disappointed. Time to get back up, refocus, and write out a new plan.
These past 2 days have been a little stressful because of try to get the meals prepared and taking care of stuff. Sure glad I don't have to fit in a workout. I haven't even done my 20 min brisk walks yet.
All the recipe's were in the book provided in the kit. For example Day 1:
Took my 3 supplements that were in the UR kit - Mineralize, Optimize, and Oxygenize.
Then you have to wait 30 min prior to eating breakfast. Which consist of
2 large eggs, steamed kale or spinach, with 2 slices of whole grain toast.
Lunch supplments 30 min prior to eating. Lunch consisted of baby mixed salad with dressing that was made from scratch.
2 hours after lunch you take your Alkaline mixed w/4 oz water.
Dinner consisted of baked salmon with asparagus, lemon, and baby potatoes.
It had slipped my memory what it was like following a meal plan. My main goal that I am hoping to get out of this program is to get my body cleaned out so it will absorb and utilize the clean foods that I will be eating the rest of the year. Another thing that I have constantly preached is NUTRITION is 90% of your success to get healthy. That is one of the main reason I started off with program to start off nutritionally healthy and no workouts.
When January 28th gets here I will be ready to DIG IN to INSANITY!!
I will keep ya updated on how the UR goes in a couple days
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