We all feel like quitting at some point or other, when we’re busy and exhausted. Reconnect to your “why” and if it still holds true, it’s time for self-care, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s always good to have supportive friends in our corner who won’t let us give up.
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Day 10 and a third of the way through the video challenge. Feeling really grateful for the friends who have stuck by me through the good, the bad, and the ugly. The ones who loved me when I didn’t love myself and are still with me through my life transformations.
By now, you know about the health benefits of exercise, or moving your body if you prefer. Exercise can also help you break up creative blocks, solve problems, or deal with negative emotions. And it can be fun… there are so many ways to move your body – find what’s right for you!
To breakfast or not to breakfast first thing in the morning? It’s all individual. Conventional wisdom is not always wise for all of us. It’s called bioindividuality. Not all diets work for everybody. It’s important to learn to listen to the needs of your own body.
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise Hay
This video challenge has been a struggle for me, battling my perfectionism every day. The purpose is not to turn out an Oscar-worthy performance, a beautiful piece of videography. The purpose is to share my message authentically, to show up as myself every day. As the days go by, I’m winning the battle with my inner critics and the videos become easier.
If one person is helped in some way by what I have to say, I’ve done my job and I’m happy.
What you think and how you feel about what you eat actually has an effect on how your body metabolizes the food. If you’re beating yourself up about eating something delicious and calorie-laden, you are more likely to gain weight. If you’re going to eat the yummy food, just enjoy the heck out of it and move on. Your life and and your health will be better for it.
It wasn’t easy appearing on video without makeup and not fully awake, but here I am. My point is about accepting myself and my life the way it is and being happy. Happiness is much more about your attitude than it is about the circumstances of your life.
Now that you know WHY you want to lose weight, it’s all about the choices you make. Every day is a new opportunity to make healthy choices. It’s not about being a perfect dieter, it’s having the freedom to make the best choice for yourself in any given moment, at every meal, every day.
Day 2 and I’m already wondering WHY I’m doing this! It seems an insurmountable task to come up with a topic for 29 more days, not to mention the time to prepare and having to wear makeup every day. It gets easier and, you’ll find this out later, I don’t wear makeup every day.