Here are a few motivational / inspirational posters to keep your head in the game.
When you think about giving up, or slowing down or you’re just too tired to start…read these…print them out- remember them!
Here is my question to you, please feel free to answer it or leave a comment below.
If you stayed at your current weight would you be happy?
Could you go through the next 30,40, 50 years in the shape you are right now and be happy?
Where some might think that your physical appearance should not be tied to your happiness or state of mind, I say different. So many people are consumed…yes, comsumed with unhappy thoughts because they are over weight and out of shape. When I was at my heaviest (225lbs + ) there were days that all I could think about was how much happier I would be if I could just lose weight. Then there were days that all I could think about was which decadent food could I eat next. It was a viscious cycle and I am still tormented by it today.
I know I am happier now for a few reasons. Being over weight is not an all consuming thought. I am able to be active and do activites that I never dreamed of doing. I am happier now because I don’t beat myself up meal after meal, which is exhausting.
If you aren’t willing to make some sacrifices then you need to make peace that you are where you are and your weight will not change.
In fact, and this is not to fear monger but to open your eyes…your weight will go up. Getting older and not being active means you slow down. Your hormones are involved (menopause) your metabolism slows to a grinding halt, add in stress and you have a recipe for obesity.
What will your life look like in a year, 2 years or 5 years if you continue to do nothing?
What will you feel like in a year, 2 years or 5 years if you continue to gain weight?
I guarantee…I mean I guarantee that if you start to put focus on your health you will feel better, you will stop feeling fat, ugly and miserable. Today is your day. Monday is the start of a new week…you get to start doing something-anything that will help you get into shape.
If you do nothing and keep doing nothing you will be unhappy…plain and simple.
The emotional side of being overweight is so mentally taxing but aside from that you are taking years off of your life…which is a fact. Why would you want to do that?
Today is your day. Today is the day that you will make healthy choices and do some real physical activity.
So…….how’d ya do???
Did you stay strong and resist the urge to tear into those bite size candies? Or did you buckle and eat your body weight in “fun” size candy??
Did you wake up this morning and while getting dressed start saying (or screaming) WHY…WHY DID I EAT ALL OF THAT CANDY??
If you are suffering a chocolate/candy hangover you need to re-group; dump the candy and say no to your candy pushing co-workers who are trying to unload their candy.
3 fun size pieces of candy will cost you more than 20 minutes of jogging! Do the math: You had a couple before trick or treating + a couple during trick or treating + a few more during the sorting process x the number of kids you have equals…A LOT OF RUNNING TO BURN THAT CHOCOLATE OFF
I know the internal conversation you had with yourself….”oooohhh that kind is my favourite” or “I will just have this one!” Bet you said this “Well, I have had so many what’s one more?!”
I see so many of you that work soooo hard but then you tell me that you had wings, wine, candy, (or insert whatever bad food here) and you wonder why you are not losing weight. The reason is simple! You keep sabotaging yourself!!!! When you workout and bring your A game, give it your all, you are burning the crap that you ate that day. You never get to that stored fat. Think about that! All your work is to just maintain.
So if you start your day with a latte, then have a muffin add a bagel and some pasta for dinner, you workout and you might burn through half of those calories. You don’t burn the stuff you want to get rid of off of your thighs, tummy or backside, BUT you keep doing it. Why?? You are choosing food, junk food, you are letting the food control you.
IT ALL STOPS TODAY………..
Make the commitment to change your eating habits, dump the junk, drink the water that you need and exercise!!!!
Halloween is over and it likely was a scary night with all of the reckless eating but onwards my friends……
Candy is not your friend. I am…so start listening to me!!!
Halloween Hangover remedy:
LOTS of water–eat real food, (lean protein, veggies) and get moving (exercise is a MUST).
We have 7 weeks until Christmas…..that means a lot of parties, dinners, get-together, cakes, cookies, drinks, it means you need to pull it together!! No maintaining through that! That is the recipe for waistline disaster.
Starting NOW it’s game on. No more fooling around. No more making excuses why you can’t. No more giving in to food weaknesses. No more nonsense.
I know you’re going to do it.
Your little goblins, ghouls, princesses and princes will run from house to house. Maybe they’ll say trick or treat, but definitely fill their candy bags as fast as they can and run home to see their bounty.
And then it will happen. You’ll taste test some of the treats.
No worries…I’ve got your back. Here is your special Halloween workout for the morning, afternoon, evening, and next several days. The more you eat, the more times you need to do this. Remember though, the more you eat, the faster you’ll lose sight of your feet.
The 6-6-6 workout…enjoy!
Halloween is a scary time….gaining weight from eating those FUN size treats is scary
Pro tip #1: I am not buying any Halloween candy until the middle of the afternoon on Halloween!!
Pro tip #2: do not buy Halloween candy on sale after halloween
Pro tip #3: sort through the candy and donate most of it.
While you are waiting for the ghosts and goblins to appear at your door…do a couple of rounds and work up a sweat!
I ‘ve touched on this issue over the course of a few blog posts but now is the time to call it out.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day to my US friends and family.
Thanksgiving is one of those special days that makes us think and reflect on what is, what has been and what could be. It really shouldn’t be that way though. Everyday is a gift which we should be thankful for always. Challenges, troubles, triumphs, success… they all add to our make up and determine who we are. So give thanks everyday.
Today though, I give thanks.
I give thanks that I have my health.
I give thanks that my family is healthy.
I give thanks for a wonderful family.
I give thanks for great friends.
I give thanks that I am in a free country.
I give thanks that I have choices.
I give thanks that every opportunity is available if I work hard enough.
I give thanks for every person that has joined me as a client and as a boot camper.
I give thanks for the inspiration you have all provided me.
I give thanks for the ability to help others.
I give thanks for those that accept my help.
I give thanks for everyone that has improved their lives around me.
I give thanks for the challenges I have.
I give thanks for every success I have had.
I give thanks for every failure I have learned from.
I give thanks for life.
I give thanks that you have taken the time to read this.
What are you thankful for??