Stive for progress, not perfection.
Love this! I was in the grocery store on the weekend and there was a woman, who had no assistive devices, but clearly struggled to walk. It could have been pain or a disability but as she passed me I realize... Read more
Imagine that you are perfectly content with every aspect your life. What does that life look like?
Ha! First on my list is that these renovations are done - the house is finished (no exposed pipes, holes in walls, hideous paint colours or ... Read more
This one is tough: visualize yourself in your favorite place in the world. Reading in bed in the sunshine is what first comes to mind. It means that a) the sun is shining, b) I'm warm and cozy and c) I felt relaxed enough to take some time to r... Read more
Imagine yourself doing something at your goal weight that you can't do at your current weight. How does it make you feel to see yourself actually doing it without pain or discomfort?
I don't have any weight limiting activities. I have a re... Read more
This was on today's Insider: www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/nutrition_articles.as p?id=1778
Follow this principle with all unhealthy foods at work: Close the lid on that donut box, move the plate of bagels off the conf... Read more
Imagine looking back on your calendar and realizing that you've exercised every day for an entire month.
I feel awesome when I reach 1000 fitness minutes in a month. My challenge is the injuries - shoulder, knee, back. At least twice a yea... Read more
Imagine looking at your reflection on the day you reach your goal weight. How does it make you feel?
I look forward to looking normal again through my face and chin, even the shape around my eyes looks odd and I'm kinda puffy. It's most obvio... Read more
Imagine stepping on the scale to find that your weight hasn't budged. Instead of immediately reacting with self-hatred and disgust, you remain calm and focus on the positive. What other accomplishments can you be proud of?
This is a good q... Read more
Think about 3 things that are on your bucket list. What goal would you go for if anything was possible? What can you do to feel like that in your life today?
I hate these type of questions ... I'm not good at future imagining so my bucket l... Read more
It's like they knew that I am going out for dinner tonight with a friend!
Imagine yourself dining out with friends. You know exactly what you want to order, and you have no problems turning down "tastes'' of your friends' food. How does it ... Read more
Imagine going to bed later tonight and reflecting on the day, feeling totally satisfied with the choices you made. Isn't that a better feeling than regretting that you didn't do your best? What small steps can you make today to end the day with ... Read more
Picture yourself going clothes shopping for your goal size. Think of the joy you'll feel when you finally zip up that pair of pants, or slip easily into that dress you've been eyeing forever! Remember that feeling of happiness and pride wheneve... Read more
I went to my 2nd pilates-yoga fusion class. I really like the principles and moves of the class but my word it was hard. We did several repetitions of Downward Dog - High Plank - Low Plank and back again. My arms/shoulders could not hold me up f... Read more
Today's feature SP blog linked to the Little Book of Diet Help. They list "your aim" (on page 5) as the following 6 statements. I think it's a good strategy:
To feel positive about yourself, your body, and how you look (I draw my strength ... Read more