Plan out what you’re going to eat and when you’re going to exercise. You can do it on a weekend and plan out the busy weekdays ahead, on a weekday for the next three, every morning, whenever you want! Your plan doesn’t have to be exact, but the more details, the better. Give times when [...]
Have you ever been so confused by tons of mixed messages that you’re literally spinning out of control with no clear idea of your goals or what you need to do to achieve them?
For me, I was so off track when it came to taking proper care of myself, mostly because I never knew how. I was living with so many un-kewl rules and worries for such a long time. Here are a few of the old confusing questions and ideas that were filling my head:
- Is it healthy to eat a certain amount of fat everyday, or is it off limits?
- Can I eat carbs? Are they really so bad? Should I avoid them at all costs?
- What’s better: Eating three large meals and two snacks daily, or six mini meals???
- Do I need to work out everyday?
- Are eight glasses of water such a big deal? Why do I need to drink that much water? Is there anything I can do to make it a little more interesting and tasty?
- How many hours do I need to sleep every night? Should I go to sleep at a certain time?
- Do I have to buy only organic foods? Are preservatives or pesticides going to do anything to me that would be unhealthy?
- Is all fast food evil?
- When should I eat?
We eat for two basic reasons: needs, or wants. Needs are food that our bodies require for nutritional purposes. Wants are foods that we really want to eat, whether or not they’re needs, too. They’re both important, and okay too! Ask yourself, “Right now, what foods are needs, and what are wants?” With a little [...]
When you eat when you want in moderation, you don’t have to give up your favorite foods. You can have anything! The key is managing what you’re going to have—not depriving yourself, but not going overboard. Keep what you’ve been eating in mind. If you remember that you splurged a little on breakfast, you can [...]
Knowing what a serving is can make all the difference. It’s essential to know how much we should be eating, and of what foods. Portion control is managing the portions of food, or servings, that we eat. It’s knowing how much food is right for you, and it’s so easy with a few simple tools [...]
Going for a really long time without eating can be a bad approach. Having a small, healthy, energizing snacks between meals keeps me from becoming starving, which often leads me to eat more than I should have. My Thoughts: I try to avoid going for long stretches of time without eating. I have snacks in [...]
Fitness is vital. Make it a priority! Picking an activity that you like can make fitness fun. You’ll look forward to it! Turning fitness into an event you’ll love is easy! Bring a friend or pet, or listen to some of your favorite music! Be safe! Challenge yourself, but don’t push yourself to the degree [...]
Getting to bed and getting rest is crucial! I have more energy when I go to bed at a decent hour and wake up early. That feeling lasts throughout the day; I can focus, be more active, and do what I need to When you’re tired, you won’t have the energy to exercise and to [...]
Write down what you eat and exercise after a meal or activity. When you write down what you ate or how you exercised after your meal or fitness session, you can stop and think about what happened. You can write down your thoughts and records several times throughout the day. It’s a really quick process—only [...]
Don’t punish yourself, feel discouraged, or become frustrated if you have a slip-up! I used to do it all the time. It doesn’t help, and it’s a waste of energy. No guilt! Forgive yourself, because it’s completely natural to make a small mistake now and then. Give yourself a pat-on-the-back for recognizing that you did [...]
It’s easy to find things that make you happy, and do them! Make your own choices, and be your own person. Getting healthy and fit can vastly change the way you live your life. Inspire yourself! Live to the fullest, because you can do it! You’re awesome! My Thoughts: Be proactive. Do things that make [...]