Right after your workout, take time to do a mental and physical inventory of exactly how you are feeling (energized? Proud? Relaxed?) Next time you don't feel like going for a walk or to the gym, draw upon those after feelings and FOLLOW THROUGH to get them again! This habit helps me to NOT talk myself out of a workout...
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For the slow losers it could be really hard to see the scale not moving because all focus is on weight loss and it made me miserable. But then I shifted my focus. My new focus areas includes consistent exercise, achieving new peaks during my exercises and I am feeling really in control. I am getting lot of compliments too for toning up and glowing skin.
To bypass the deprivation feeling of 'dieting', my focus is not to focus on how few calories I consume, but rather what healthy foods I 'add to' my diet, as I increase consumption of healthy foods and allowing my body to then start craving those foods that catapult me to healthy living success.
Focus: Increased fiber
Action: Precook long grain brown rice (in a veggie broth made from the pulp of the veggies juiced that day) and store in 4 oz containers. 478274
Focus: Increased living enzymes and highly absorbable micro-nutrients to my diet.
Method: Consume lots of fresh fruits and veggies.
Action: One glass fresh fruit/veggie juice or consuming at least three whole fruits each day.
Whenever I get that "not another salad" feeling, I remind myself of how much better I feel all afternoon if I eat a big, fresh salad for lunch. My energy, stamina, and focus are all better. Focusing on those benefits and reminding myself how sluggish I can get after eating other things -- that seems to make it easy to get past the "ugh, not lettuce again" blues.
Pay attention to how you feel after you eat certain things. Observe without judging. What you notice might surprise you.
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