Be More Awesome

Posted by Cassandra     Category: Easy Weight Loss

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For those of you joining me on this weight loss journey, the question is, what's next? You decide. I am going to list a number of things that you can do to win the war on the muffin top. Most of them you know you should do. Just pick 3 a week. Some will be easy, some a little harder. I will put minimum times on some of them, like I did when I asked you to take deep, calming breathes while visualizing your skinny, bad self for only three minutes each morning. I think you will find some of these routines or exercises feel good and you will want to do them longer. Please do! Just do not feel like you must, and then consider yourself a rock star when you do extend the length of time voluntarily. Consistency is the key to building these good habits and bringing yourself into a healthy way of living.

Move. Any way you want to, just move. It is important to use your body to keep it working in good order. The good news is, you can do it your way. Is there some activity that you used to love to do? Tennis, golf, swimming, dancing? If there is, get involved with something you connect with. There are so many ways to move! You don't even need money for most of them. Start with 5 to 10 minutes a day. Remember the key is to start and stay consistent.

A few ideas:

Take a 5 minute walk every day

Stretch for 5 minutes every day

Download free yoga instruction from YouTube

Borrow a workout DVD

Use the Wii for tennis, to dance, almost any activity


Now to completely eliminate the time and money excuses, how about NET exercises? No Extra Time. You just do isometric exercises like butt squeezes, mini ab crunches, etc. while you are watching TV. Even tightening your muscles in this way during commercial breaks will produce a great result after a couple of weeks. And it may even inspire you to do more! If you are at your desk at work, make sure some music is on. That way co-workers will think you are getting into the beat rather than exercising when they pass your office or desk.

Drink a glass of water before your meal, you will eat less. That's an easy one!

Glass Water 200x300 Be More AwesomeBe aware of and cut back your portions. Most restaurants will give you three to four times what you should be eating at one sitting. They do this so they can justify the pricing. After all, they can only turn the tables so many times during their lunch and dinner shifts, and they need to make the most of it. We have become conditioned to eat more than we should because of this. Take home leftovers or leave it there, but even if it is a healthy dish, eating three rations is going to prolong your results. And I know you want to shine!

Stop eating when you are no longer hungry. Do not keep eating until you are full.

Prepackage snacks. When you go to the store, decide on smart snacks. When you get home, portion them out. When you want a snack, you will then be eating a reasonable portion instead of portioning it out when you are hungry. Did I mention to eat something before you create your portioned snack bags?

Do not eat for at least 3 hours before you are going to sleep. You will not be able to burn the calories as efficiently when you are in this dormant state.

If you get a craving, call a friend. Research shows that the average craving lasts about 5 minutes. You may be able to out talk that craving with a welcome distraction.

When the craving will not stop haunting you… When we have a craving for something, we feed it with our mind before we break down and eat it. What I mean is, when that overwhelming urge strikes, the way we talk to ourselves gives us permission to eat it, then we do eat it. You will say, “those cookies looked so tasty. I would love one or two. I did only eat half my breakfast this morning. I can just taste it now, the chocolate chips, the sugary cookie, oh heaven on earth.” Well of course you are going to eat it. It is heaven on earth after all.

Break that pattern. When you think of that cookie, think of the amount of time you will have to put in on the treadmill. Remind yourself it holds no nourishment for your body. Think about how you will feel when it is a little harder to get the zipper up on your favorite jeans. Then shout to yourself at the top of your lungs (to yourself, not out loud) “I am stronger than that little cookie. Why would I want that worthless little thing in my body. I am in control of my health and my body! Oh yea!” Feel free to paraphrase.

I sincerely appreciate the time investment you have taken in reading this series. Please make the same time investment in yourself. You are so worth it. 3 easy steps a week. Consistency will make it a permanent change. Be healthier, live happier, love more. You deserve so much out of life and I really hope you take it. Look for my eBook that will detail how you can kick up your awesomeness even more! You have a radiant light inside of you… let it shine!!!

Check back soon for the free eBook on 3 Easy Steps to Permanent Weight Loss. I will go into these techniques and many more that will help you reach your goals and feel your best!

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