Driving down the road, it may seem sometimes like we are navigating through a sea of fast food signs and advertisements. The grocery store is equally as daunting with an abundance of unhealthy foods and eye-catching packaging drawing us right to them. Add to that the donut-filled break room at work, the many celebrations throughout the year and the friend who’s always inviting you out for a cocktail or dinner plans, and it can seem like an overwhelming feat for anyone trying to stay on track. We are human, and we are going to become tempted by things on a daily basis, but we also have a great deal of power to make the right decisions each and every day. No one said it was easy to say no to all of the temptations that life can present, but it can be done I assure you!
One of THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS anyone can do to set themselves up for success is to CREATE A HEALTHY MINDSET AND ENVIRONMENT! There are so many simple things that you can do to create a healthy mindset, and I’m going to share a few of my favorites with you.
While these things may seem almost too simple at first, once you try using these little tricks, you might be surprised at just how powerful they are and how much they can and WILL help you succeed! Think of them as the “little angels on your shoulder” that help you to make the right decisions when you need a push in the right direction the most!
This was great information to know! I completed BFL last summer & lost around 30lbs, but never used weights (due to my disc disease), but I walked a lot. Though from not lifting weights, I lost muscle mass as well as body fat...big mistake!Since then I've stopped exercising all together & have gained back about 8lbs. I promised myself I wouldn't do this. Though, this time around I'm having trouble getting & staying motivated!! I will apply these tools. Thank you~~
This is good stuff, People!
I keep a daily journal on my MYSPACE blogs for my 1600 friends to bear witness.
I am second week BFL, and 5th day challenge. Lost 17 pounds already - and totally pumped!
These are wonderful suggestions. I am in week 5 of the challange and have been doing some of these things. I keep a very simple journal of my daily diet and exercise, a plain notebook with the food journal on one side of the page and my exercise on the other. I also periodically write notes about my progress in the same notebook. Low tech, but it works for me! I love the idea of a dream board and can't wait to get started on that.
I just learned about this program today. I am back in school, trying to gain more education and certifications before my family relocates South in about two years. My constant fear is that my size will keep me from interviewing favorably when we relocate, and I need to start a lifestyle change. I used to be a vegetarian, and didn't eat too many sweets. Now I consume them daily, and outgrowing my clothes. I have written down goals for my academic life, and am accomplishing them, but I never thought about writing down goals for my weight and body. Thanks for the lightbulb. I'm going to start implementing some of these ideas...the first to set a one month goal.
I am new to the site and just started today.
- I actually did a 12 week program with tremendous personal results about 2 years ago.
- I have to tune up again and am getting motivated to start another 12 week session.
- Of course to start on November 1st is a real challenge because of the Holidays coming up.
- But the reality is that there will always be a reason to postpone and just like Bill says it is not about perfection but progress that counts.
- I am planning out my meals and workouts for the week and I found your comments to be very inspirational.
- I am printing them out to read again and again.
- Something I also like to do is read something inspirational like this into a tape recorder and listen to it while I
am at the gym.
Thanks I needed this about now Caryl
Thank you for this-I started my challenge yesterday!wish me luck ,:)
Thank you for all seven steps! I have the magazine subcribtions, BFL journal, and going to post goals on frig, bathroom, and wallet. My favorite idea is the dream board..... Nothing is too big or to small :)))
Thanks for a good word this is the kind of stuff that keeps you going! Good luck to everyone!