I believe that winter season is the best time to start preparing your body for long, hot summer days spet in minimal clothing. However, don’t wait for New Years Day to lace up those shoes, start exercising today. Don’t get me wrong, New Years resolutions are good idea, but why not take the initiative now and start working to achieve your weight loss goals today. Putting things off until tomorrow, next Monday or until the New Year will only steal your time. Remember, procrastination is the thief of time. Usually, things that are often put off, are never done.
If you want to achieve your weight loss goal by next summer, start today. There is no better time than now.
Three months from now you can be 15-20 Ibs lighter. Three months from now you can see the visible changes in your body. Three months form now you’ll thank yourself for starting today. Start today so you can be proud in 3 months.
“Health is wealth. There is nothing in our life that is more valuable than good health. Without health there is no happiness, no peace and no success.”
October is breast cancer awareness month!
Think of physical activity as investment in your health. Investing in fitness NOW pays health dividends LATER. Just ask yourself what would you pay or do to keep from getting sick? How about a daily run or any other form of exercise? Daily exercise is proven to lower breast cancer risk, slow age progression and improve overall health at any life-stage. It doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you keep your body in motion because our bodies were made to move.
Remember that the best protection is PREVENTION and early DETECTION! Give your body some help to stay healthy by engaging in some form of daily physical activity and healthy eating.
Stay healthy and THINK PINK.
The body is a mirror of your thoughts and beliefs. Listen to it and don’t ignore your body messages. Fuel it with healthy food, exercise, and love. Don’t wait until you become fit, or get flat belly or when you reduce your fat percentage to start loving yourself. Do it now. Because you deserve to feel wonderful and good about yourself all of the time.
“Good habits are known to increase overall wellbeing and happiness; whether it’s engaging in exercise, meditation, or eating well..”
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I’m sharing Natalie’s article because this is exactly what I don’t do either! Losing weight gradually and the healthy way is the recipe for success. People who lose weight quickly by following a fad diet usually gain back all (and sometimes more) of the pounds they lost. If you want to lose weight and keep it off you have to change your daily habits.
I do nothing extreme. Everything is about healthy lifestlye, clean eating and being active. I still eat pasta but I use whole-grain spaghetti, chicken or turkey lean meat and coconut oil. When it comes to lasting weight loss, you’re better off making small, consistent changes you can stick with forever.
“Here is what I DON’T do :I don’t just eat just “chicken and broccoli” I don’t do crunches ever. I never do slow cardio on stationary equipment and especially not on an “empty stomach”. I don’t do “no carb”, I don’t deplete water. I don’t “starve myself” I don’t spend hours at the gym (In fact I don’t spend every day at the gym! ), I don’t measure calories and I don’t eat every 2 hours around the clock.”
Here is the link to the article by Natalie Jilll: Your flat belly and abs questions answered
“Pope Francis eats pretty modestly—a 2009 article in an Argentinian newspaper described his eating habits as very austere, and that he prefers frugal, healthy meals composed of fruit, chicken, and salads. But, like anyone with a sane approach to eating, he knows a few sweet treats now and then never hurt anybody. In fact, while visiting the Philippines this year, he essentially went on a sugar bender, indulging in soufflés, crepes, a dulce de leche cake, and lots of ice cream. So next time you feel bad about yourself for downing three apple cider donuts and chasing them with hot chocolate, remember that it’s what you eat most of the time that matters.!
You should not think of fitness only as a way to lose weight or to burn up those calories after the day of binging or overeating. Think of it as a way to boost your mood, get strong and healthier. Take it as a gift to you.
“On your path to healthy living, you’ll have good days, bad days, and days that are “just OK.” Don’t go into your lifestyle changes with the mindset that you have to be perfect all the time, because you don’t! Instead, focus on taking baby steps that will help you reach your goals.” – Spark People
Progress means striving to make a difference and making the effort to turn your life for the better. It is all about the baby steps because perfectionism often comes with all-or-nothing attitude. No matter how slow your progress is, it is still a step in the right direction. Don’t get caught up in other people’s idea of what it means to be successful, beautiful and strong.
“Caloric balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories consumed (from foods) must be balanced by the calories used (in normal body functions, daily activities, and exercise).” – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
The secret to weight loss is: BALANCE.
To avoid workout injuries take your time to master the basics before you take your fitness to the next level. Don’t jump into your new exercise or fitness routine too quickly. It’s also important to take it slow. For example, if you have never lift the weights before, start with lighter ones and do 8-12 reps, but no more than two or three sets. When that gets too easy, increase the weight at your next session. Always focus on the proper technique. Correct posture and form is the key to training success. “The more proper your form is, the more effective your workout will be and the faster your body will transform,” says Tatianna @LovingFit.com. Once you master the proper form, you can start adding more reps and sets that will blast your workout.
Practice working out!