Find A Plan And Stick To It - No Matter What Your Brain Says. =)
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As you start to make changes in your fitness and your nutrition your mind WILL rebel on you. Those voices in your head are what has kept you from losing weight (or gaining it back) in the past. Find a balanced plan that appeals to you and follow it - no excuses. You will find success! =)
A balanced plan includes one with a calorie range that will allow you to have the FUEL to do your workouts and strength training 3 to 5 times per week. Do not choose any plan that eliminates a full food group or nutrition type (i.e. removing all carbs). You will NOT find long term success. =)
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I heard an author who writes about life changes say that we have two brains: the smart one and the bunny brain. The smart one can plan, but the bunny just wants instant gratification. She says it helps to retrain our brains to focus on the long term gratifications, to essentially trade up. So when I don't want to go to the gym, that is when I need to go the most because my bunny brain is in control. The workout somehow staves off bunny brain too.
What you do FIRST thing when you get up in the morning can impact your day, positive or negative. Say aloud" I WILL make this a positive day today. Then make a plan and stick with it no matter what. Make each day count as if it is the only day that matters! 249
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