Hey all! I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I took a little hiatus to work on my family, my music, Facebook page (check it out at www.facebook.com/FITEnterprises) and stepped away from blogging for a spell, but guess what? I’m back! A friend posted a pic on my Facebook page which said:
BE STRONGER THAN YOUR STRONGEST EXCUSE. We all have them don’t we? So…in the spirit of this new year and moment, and a new us, I humbly submit to you the following:
Are your workouts set in your calendar? Have you hired a certified experienced trainer who will also serve as a lifestyle coach? Do you need to do a better job holding yourself accountable? A few tips:
1) Choose to be around positive, uplifting, supportive people, who are like minded and share your health and wellness goals. Others? Keep them at a distance.
2) Stop trying to fix and rescue other people. You already have your plate full with trying your very best to take care of you. YOU, are your most important asset. Say politely, ” No, I’m sorry, but I can’t. It will be okay, really, it will!
3) If will power is a problem for you, remove from your home: all junk food and whatever stuff you tend to go for when contemplating a binge. Out of sight, out of mind! Remember for many, it is not what you are eating, it’s what’s eating you. Figure it out. Ask yourself,
” Why am I eating this? Am I really hungry? Am I tired?” (yes when you are sleep deprived, the body sends mixed signals to the brain to fool it into thinking you are hungry…you’re not) Are you bored? Lonely? There are great trained professionals to help with this if binge eating is an issue.
4) Schedule your workouts in your daily planner as an appointment and also in your task manager. Keep your appointment with yourself, your trainer and let nothing or no one deter you from your “you” time. Check off your workout in your task manager and you will gain great satisfaction seeing it crossed off, and will feel a great sense of accomplishment too! Smart phone people, I recommend the google calendar. It does all of this.
5) Keep a journal of your food and fluid intake along with your activity. Remember to include all information especially the timing of your eating. If you reached a plateau, dig a litter deeper to find out exactly what the problem may be . It may very well be that you are not eating enough food, your carbohydrate intake is too high, your protein intake is too low , you may be working out too hard- and depleting all your glycogen stores…it could be anything. Be willing to listen to your coach, trainer, nutritionist, and/or team of professionals and do the work to take it to the next level. Remember: no change= no change.
6) Engage yourself in a hobby you love or get back to one of your God given talents that you have placed on the back burner; music, art, volunteering, spending time with friends and family… feed your soul!
7) Feed yourself spiritually. Spend time in nature, unplug and get away from ALL electro magnetic energy for a while. Go to church, temple, practice yoga, pray, meditate, read inspirational books, scripture, whatever path you are on…keep working on yourself and edifying your spirit.
We are responsible for our own health, wellness, and happiness. Find yours, because no one is going to do it for you. Be stronger than your strongest excuse!