Weightloss is all in your mind!

The Word Should-Should be taken out of your vocabulary for GOOD! I don’t know how many times a day I hear the word “should” usually prefaced with I. Hearing it today made me cringe. Unfortunately we don’t even realize we are using self defeating behavior when we use this word. We are telling ourselves that we know we are supposed to do something but we aren’t going to because we have an excuse not to. Yep, self defeating at its finest. I should go for a walk, I should not eat this…and the list goes on. We have to replace the word…should or could…with will. I will go for an hour walk today. I will eat the right foods for my body. Garbage in garbage out. Here are some tips to keep your mind garbage free-

1. Give yourself affirmations- tell yourself all day long you deserve the best and so does your body. Remind yourself why you want to lose weight or feel better and keep giving yourself nice notes or smiles in the mirror because you deserve the best!

2. Stay away from negative people. Negative talk and negative energy sucks the life out of you and is so much work to keep up with. Steer clear. The law of attraction is that whatever you put out in the universe will come back to you…10 fold!

3. Pack and eat healthy foods. You can find unhealthy food at the farmers market too, so just because it’s there doesn’t mean it is good for you.  Your body will thank you later when it is not tired, lethargic or bloated!


Artillery for weight loss

What a great and perfect day to start cleaning out our temple. We only have one body and if we want it to give us several years then we need to keep it operating at its finest. Garbage in, garbage out I say! Lets all be mindful of what we put into our body and encourage ourselves to be SMART. It starts like anything else, with the first step. One way I trained myself to drink enough water was investing in a few recyclable bottles. I keep one at work, one in the car and one in my gym bag. I can’t go anywhere without a reminder of how important this element is to the body. I now see a bottle and am reminded to fill it and drink it. I am sure to get my gallon a day this way. Next, I am sure to have a ritual day (mine is Sunday) when I chop veggies, fruits and prep everything for the week so that I always have healthy things to grab out of the fridge. I bag it up and when I am hungry I am not as tempted to grab the prepackaged garbage that is out there. A colleague of mine placed a small refrigerator under his desk at his office so that he isn’t tempted to go into the break room as much where there is always left over treats. I believe we all have to think outside of the box when it comes to how we will beat temptation! What’s your artillery?