When you start your healthy lifestyle journey it is all about you. It is about you losing weight and eating healthy foods. You are trying not to let the cravings get the best of you and not to let people talk you into eating things you know you should not eat. You are battling working out and getting up earlier if you want to workout early in the morning. I have been through this. This can also be an emotional roller coaster. When you fall down, you feel terrible because you didn’t workout or you at the bag of chips or had cookies. Now you are beating yourself up about it. The one thing to remember is that living a healthy lifestyle is a journey. Just like life, there will be good days and there will be bad days, but you don’t give up on live. You learn how to get through those days. On your healthy lifestyle journey if you fall down, get back up. Don’t stay down, don’t bet yourself up about it and don’t let anyone else beat you up about it either. When you fall down, this is when you learn what to do so you don’t fall down again in that area. If you at the chips because you got bored, you know that now. When you start to get bored, do something. Go for a walk, grab fruit to eat or some veggies. You can do it, I know you can. Remember, what you think and say it what you believe. If you say you can’t do something, you won’t do it. Start speaking positive words into your life. You want to speak life not death into your life. Sometimes you have to take this journey alone and that is alright. One thing you will notice on your journey, if you are consistent is, others will begin to ask you what you are doing and how you are doing it. They will begin to follow what you are doing. This is when the journey is no longer about you, but about others around you.
It is the beginning of the week and for a lot of us it is hard to get started after having the weekend off. To help you get your day started, the night before you should set out your workout clothes and shoes. This way as soon as you see them, you are ready to put them on. Next, stop hitting the snooze button, that is not going to do anything but frustrate you once you finally stop hitting it. One of the things I have done is create a motivational board, actually I have a motivational wall. You should create a board and place it some place you can see. Place different things on your board. Where you would like to be in 3 months, motivational words, pictures to keep you motivated, maybe old pictures of yourself, healthy food, etc. You can do this. Starting Monday off right is so important for the rest of your week. You can do it. If you want you can post to this blog to let me know what you did today for your workout. If you would like to know what I did today, click the Workout/Speaking tab. Just to let you know, I workout at least 6 days a week. I would suggest at least 4-5 days a week.