This may sound like an odd tip...but it's always worked for me so I'm going to share it. Most of weight loss is mind over mattter , so this is one to help you with motivation.
-Develop a mantra for working out and eating well.
When I was training for the marathon for the first time, the distance runs were so hard for me. I hadn't trained before , and I didn't know it would be as hard as it was to do the 20-22 mile run. When I was tired I'd say "I'm a marathoner, I'm a marathoner" to get through the rough patches. I still use this mantra today (figuring if I did the marathon I could do any workout). But here's some mantras you might try.....comment on the blog if you have your own ...you might help inspire someone else.
-Go hard or go home.
-Nothing to do but do it.
-I'm a beast, warrior, fighter , goddess, god (whatever motivates you) and I can do this.
When I want to eat something bad, I think of my body idol (Rach from Body Combat) and say....My abs won't look like hers if I eat this. That's my healthy eating mantra...here's a few to try.
-This isn't worth it (whatever the bad food is).
-Nothing feels better than being in control feels.
-I don't need to eat this.
-I will wait ten minutes and in ten minutes I won't want this anymore.
See if you can psyche yourself up to exercise and psyche yourself out of eating bad foods by using your mantras:)
Today's workout: weights (lats, chest, back, abs), 1 hour of zumba
Breakfast : 2 eggs, half cup oats
Snack: greek yogurt with blueberries
Lunch: black bean burrrito
Dinner: strawberry shakeology with fresh strawberries
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