I make it a PRIMARY goal to NOT give myself any negative messages about my body: what it looks like, how much fat it's carrying, whether it seems bigger or smaller on a given day. I firmly believe that a body can only change from a place of love and acceptance...and if I can't conjure love and acceptance, then I at LEAST don't let myself descend into negativity. If I find myself feeling fat or ugly, I tell myself, "That's how I feel at this one moment. This moment is not forever."
I remind myself all the time that mirrors DON'T have absolute power -- for example, think of how many times you've looked in a mirror, HATED what you saw, then turned a fraction of a degree and told yourself, "Oh, phew! That's better!" What we see in the mirror is totally malliable and subjective!
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Yes it is important to drink lots and lots of WATER. The best water for you is COLD water. Before you go to bed every night put a bottle of water in the freezer. When you get up it will be frozen. Then prepare your breakfast and it will have melted enough to drink.
The body has to work harder to bring the water down to body temperature thus burning more calories.
A weak body gives in to the extra helping, the candy, etc.; a weak body gives in to the excuse for not excercising,sleeping in etc. A strong body only eats the right foods in the correct portion size when it is time. A strong body excercises without excuse.
No matter how much pain I am in, I know that the only thing that is going to help me feel better is to get up and move. As I am moaning and groaning as I move across the room, I make that special effort to do my stretches and warm up for that work out I know is going to make me feel much better inside and outside.
So My motivation is get up and move ( A body in motion stays in motion)
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