Weekend is here. Stay motivated. Don’t skip your workout. Eat like it’s a weekday. Don’t let the weekend ruin all your hard work and progress.
Remember your goals and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Speaking from experience, I can say that having a craving doesn’t mean you’re hungry, it usually means you need to feel better. Whenever you feel like eating, ask yourself whether you’re really hungry or you just need someone to talk to or some way to express what is bothering you. Emotional eating is turning to food for comfort, boredom, sadness, anger or to soothe stress. So before you reach for a double cupcake, a plate of french fries or a glass of soda check to see if you may be stressed, sad or bored. If this is the case, try to find the best distraction. For instance, if you’re upset, call a friend and talk it over. If you’re stressed, make yourself a bubble bath and relax. Warm water will release the tension. Or go for a walk. Any kind of physical activity helps to reduce stress.
“Australian researchers found that distracting your brain really does work. When a food craving hits, divert your attention to something visual not related to food, like typing an email.” – Sally Kuzemchak, RD
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The best day to start working out is TODAY. Tomorrow usually turns into weeks, months or years.
“Why do you exercise? Do you work out to look good? Do you do yoga because someone told you it would reduce your stress? I encourage you to stop for just a moment and answer these questions honestly. Then ask yourself if what you are doing is working and are the results lasting?”
When it comes to successful weight loss MODERATION is the key. Healthy eating is not about restriction or deprivation. It’s about developing healthy habits that you can stick to it for a lifetime, feeling good, having more energy, improving your outlook and maintaining your health.
The important thing is starting. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best. Don’t let excuses and obstacles stand between you and the body you want.
May 10 marks the World Move for Health Day – a day set aside to promote physical activity.
Remember that physical activity can be done enywhere and anytime. You don’t need to go to the gym to be active. You can take a walk, use the stairs instead of the elevator, get off the bus one stop early on your way to work, stand up and stretch at your desk for a few minutes, walk up and down while talking on the phone, etc. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as walk, benefits your health.
Our bodies were made to move. Have in mind that something is always better than nothing. If you haven’t exercise for for awhile, today is the right day to get started. Don’t wait till you’re sick to value your health. Make one healthy change today. Do what you can to move your body. Don’t let all-or-nothing thinking prevent from doing what you can today and every day.
Remember that lifestyle changes takes time. Your weight loss journey will require decication, will power, sacrifice, discipline and a lot of hard work in the gym as well as in the kitchen. So a huge part of your weight loss success is believing you can do it and realizing you will get there a little at a time, not overnight.
Weight loss is a slow process that quitting won’t speed it up. Eat healthy, workout, do cardio and strength exercises and don’t give up. You will get there.
Check out these 7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate (No. 5 is Best)
What could be better for your soul, heart, head and belly than a piece of delicious dark chocolate? 🙂