We all need some space from time to time and there is no better way to decompress than me-time meditation. However, alone time should not be reserved for the gym. Whether it’s classes or a personal trainer to spot you in your efforts have a support system makes an entire world of difference.
Being healthy is a process and if you haven’t been giving yourself the time it takes to be healthy then it’s an even longer process. You have to adjust a thousand things to get your formula just right and everyone’s is different. What works for your BFF may not work for you or what works for you may not work for your BFF and so on.
You’ve probably read or heard this saying in recent years. I love this new saying not just because of the obvious meaning, but because of the deeper implications. In our current age of social media and reality TV, many people seem to have lost sight of what truly matters.
What’s it going to be?
What will you sacrifice this week? Getting to the gym first thing in the morning means you’re going to have to go to bed a little earlier or give up sleeping in. How important is getting to the gym for you? How bad do you really want to get in shape?
Losing weight will require you to give up some foods you love and maybe eating some foods you don’t love.
One of my favorite sayings I learned from my father growing up was “only the dead fish go with the flow.” I'm not sure where he heard it, but I'm glad he shared it with me. As a teen, these words helped me deal with peer pressure because I would visualize my peers as that river and myself being that dead fish when I was tempted to just go along with the crowd.
A recent study, of more than 44,000 participants to determine which motivational method was most effective for improving achievement, found that simply telling yourself “I can do better” produced the greatest results. In the study they compared the self-talk technique with two other popular techniques: “imagery” – rehearsing situations through visualization, and “if-then planning” – strategizing how to deal with setbacks.