As my Husband & I walk in the morning we love to play a game of appreciation tag. One of us starts by saying "I'm grateful for.....", then the other says "I'm grateful for....", and on & on, back & forth. It's a wonderful way to get our day started off on a positive note!
It's easier to lose weight when you are not stressed or worried or obsessed about losing it. Better forget it for a while and enjoy life and find peace and balance and harmony. When you love your life, its easier to eat in balance and enjoy it.
Anytime something happens that annoys or upsets you, immediately think of three good things about the person or thing causing the disruption. This will diffuse the anger and annoyance with the situation and allow you to approach it positively instead of with resentment.
For years I tried to convince myself that I needed to go to the gym to exercise. Fact is, I hate it and I would rather have a slap in the face.
Always please yourself before pleasing others. Please yourself first and don't think of what people would say. Do whatever makes you happy, keep smiling, stay positive and be strong, as people will always talk. So start you r day right.
A few years ago, when I was at my heaviest, I often felt that my life was out of control. I was too tired and self-defeated to imagine how I could EVER feel any better! I was out of breath walking to the mailbox! I was overwhelmed at the idea of restricting my food intake so I made a commitment to walk 30 minutes a day,regardless of the weather, my emotions or lack of sleep. Now,3yrs later. I workout 6 days a week & LOVE it! I lift weights 4 of them. Make a commitment to exercise. U deserve it!
Don't be mean to yourself by remembering that one only fails if one gives up. Take time to close your eyes and listen to music, call a friend or your family, look at beautiful pictures, anything that lifts the spirit and allow you to forget pain.
Worrying about what may never happen or beating ourselves up over what's done, saps our joy and strength. When I feel that way, I set ten minutes on a timer and push start. I wallow - really wallow - in my feelings.
Everyday make a true effort to find something that makes you happy and gives you joy, take a moment to really savor that feeling. Keep a journal of it and tomorrow find another thing and another thing the day after, write them all down until your life is filled with joy!
When I weigh in for the week and the number on the scale isn't the one I wanted to see, I don't freak out over it, I don't beat myself up or decide to give up. Instead I take a good long look at myself in the mirror and find five things that I like about my body. Five things that I didn't like BEFORE I started eating and acting healthy and I remind myself that I'm happier than I've been in my life.
When in doubt, don't choose the easy way out!
When I feel down about my progress, or about an event coming up that may derail me from my goals, or if I get injured, it's extremely discouraging and makes me want to give up. Instead of letting my pessimism take control, I turn it into a challenge! If I pull my hamstring and can't run for a week, I will challenge myself to do more strength training. If I'm attending my best friend's wedding, I take on the challenge of eating properly and dance my heart out to burn those Calories!
Positive thinking increases our feeling of well-being whether we are trying to lose weight or not. To keep myself thinking positively, each night i write down in my journal 5 positive things that happened that day. it helps me go to sleep feeling grateful and happy. :)
I truely believe that happiness is a choice. We often don't have control over many circumstances in our lives, but what we do have control of is how we react. Make a choice to see the best in circumstances and you will be a much happier person!