A reader sent in a question about how to stay motivated to lose weight and live healthy day after day. She feels like she can't stick with any program, diet, or plan that she has tried. She begins with a purpose, but life's stresses and temptation quickly take over, and she is back with her tub of ice cream, a spoon and a couch.
When things seem so overwhelming that you just want to hide in your house and eat high-fat, high-carb foods, now is the time to begin!
You have to fight for your right to be healthy, have more energy, and less medical issues due to your weight!
You have to fight to make healthier choices about what foods you utilize to fuel your system, your mind, and your soul.
You have to fight to create new patterns of finding what brings you peace, and less stress other than chips, alcohol or a jar of peanut butter.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow... Isn't that day TODAY?!
It's New Year's Eve all over again. What is your goal for living healthier?
- Workout at least 30 minutes 4 times per week. Not stumbling along on a treadmill you hate. Find something that you can get jazzed about until you find that 'buzz' that so many workout people enjoy every day. You get that buzz by raising your heart rate into a fat burning zone, and your endorphins kick in. You will feel more energized, not tired. You'll see that the moment peace you find from a spoon or tub of peanut butter cannot compare to the all-day-rush you can get from exercise.
- Eat from the outside aisles of the grocery store which includes lean protein, fresh vegetables, low-fat dairy, small amounts of healthy oils, whole grains like whole grain breads, brown rice, and quinoa, water and green tea ( hot or make hot and chill).
It will not be easy. You CAN be positive, and take daily baby-steps toward you r goal, being kind to yourself most of all!
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Work together to find success!
04/16/12 - Monday Workout:
back/biceps DVD - 55 minutes
Pure Barre- 55 minutes
04/16/12- Monday Food Diary:
1 cup egg whites (120 cal)
2 pieces Ezekiel bread with 2 tbl organic almond butter (260 cal)
1/4 cup mixed berries (30 cal)
Salad- 2 cup organic spinach, broccoli slaw, 1/4 sweet yellow pepper , balsamic vinegar(140 cal)
1/2 turkey sandwich (2 oz) on whole wheat thin bun,low fat blue bell cheese (179 cal)
8 oz fat free cottage cheese, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 tbls ovaltine (140 cal)
16 no-salt roasted almonds ( 120 cal)
5.5 oz filet Mignon (370 cal)
zucchini, mushrooms, yellow squash, onions, garlic, rosemary olive oil (140 cal)
sweet potato, sprinkle of cinnamon, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray(90 cal)
low sugar chocolate mousse (150 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES- 1514