Do you struggle to stay motivated? Do you self-sabotage your weight loss goals with emotional eating? Do you constantly cheat on your diet? Then this is the post for you! This is my best advice… 8 easy ways you can feel great so you can get motivated and lose more weight.
8 Ways to Feel Great and Lose More Weight
Stop Over-thinking Things
When your fears have you looking too deep into things, it creates more problems, it doesn’t fix them. When’s the last time you stressed yourself happy? Never! If you think and you think and you think, you will think yourself right out of happiness and right into stressville. Stress triggers you into self-soothing with anything that will give you a boost or change your mood – namely food, alcohol, drugs or cigarettes… the top 4 bestsellers at grocery stores worldwide.
Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s possibly, yet completely hypothetical troubles, it takes away today’s peace and potential. Stop stressing and over-thinking everything. It’s like struggling to fight your way out of quicksand. Stress also affects your sleep. Sleep alone affects and help balance, 7 different hormones that control your appetite, mood, cravings and ability to lose fat.
The best way to relieve stress naturally is by exercising. If you feel like you’re about to have a meltdown, taking a 10-minute walk can significantly change the way you think and feel and get you in a happier, healthier place quickly. A sweatier, longer cardio session can wipe away the day’s drama, burn fat and help you sleep like a baby.
Stop Wasting Energy on Things You Can’t Control
Nobody is going to blindside you and hit you as hard as life will. Money, relationships, work, family… All can throw you emotional curveballs that make you want to snap, cry, quit and eat something sweet and deep-fried. Sometimes life will beat you to the ground, and keep you there if you let it. But, it’s not about how hard life can hit you; it’s about how you act when you’re hit hard.
You can be hit while continuing to make healthy choices that will enhance and your health, happiness and weight loss goals. That’s what true strength is. And that’s what winning the game of life is all about. Do your best, make healthy choices no matter what, and surrender the rest.
Stop Wishing, Start Doing Something About it
You can eat garbage or you can eat clean… but you cannot be both. You can be insecure or confident. You get to make the choices that determine your outcomes. You ultimately control who you are capable of becoming.
What you choose to do, often depends entirely on what you’re looking for. If you want to stay stuck, you’ll make an excuse. If you really want it, you’ll find a way. In the end, it’s not what you want, it’s if you’ll do what it takes to get it. It’s about knowing what you want, why you want it and wanting it bad enough to make the right choice. The first step is always the hardest. Want it enough to take that step.
Stop Making Excuses
Sooner or later you will come to realize that it’s not your diet or exercise plan that failed you – your mind failed you – by making excuses to justify abandoning healthy habits and acting on bad habits that offer temporary satisfaction.
The longer you make excuses, the more engrained your bad habits become Making excuses can become an addiction. Stop making excuses now… Or it will only get worse. Focus on how healthy foods and exercise helps you. When you let go, a take move on, you will change mind, body, and soul.
Do Things you Love, that Will love you back
Choose right, Be well. Choose wrong, feel bad. Choose wisely. You can’t get the body, health, and happiness you want by doing things that don’t *deep down* work for you. We lose ourselves by eating foods that are processed, toxic and full of sugar you get unhealthy, unhappy and fat… The problem is we choose these things because they do have quick fix – instant gratification – mind and mood altering substances in them.
Sugar makes your brain light up like a Christmas tree and can cause an addiction the same way heroin and crack does. What goes up must come down. When you’re feeling low and eat/drink things to get high – your blood sugar and hormones will come crashing back down making you feel worse. Avoiding exercise makes you feel bad too. You know you should, but you didn’t… Again. Every time you make the wrong choice you’ll feel guilt, shame, or regret. Setting you up for seeking out more mind/mood altering substances that will perpetuate the cycle.
Stop Eating and Exercising Like Everyone Else
Sometimes the reason we struggle with our weight loss and wellness goals because we follow one-sized-fits-all diet and exercises plans or piece-meal together random tips from YouTube videos and magazine articles we see other people doing. Different foods and exercises yield different results in different people. A 31-year-old 6’1″ man that wants to get big and buff cannot eat or exercise the same way a 35-year-old mother-of-2, who wants to lose 20 pounds so she can strut confidently on the beach.
Genetically, speaking you’re as unique as a snowflake. You have to do the right things at the right times in a way that works best for you… i.e. eating for your metabolic type, exercising for your goal look, and balancing it with your lifestyle. (So you don’t go crazy or stress yourself out!!)
A lot of people drink fruit laden protein shakes or Gatorade before they hit the gym because they think they’re supposed to. Little do they know they’re can actually be affecting their body’s ability to burn fat. Other times, people train like their boyfriends or best friends but end up getting bulky when they wanted to slim down. You have to eat and exercise in a way that’s best for your goal and body type. Otherwise, you can easily – and unknowingly sabotage your success.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Accept yourself as a one of a kind, amazing human being you are. Your body, your habits, things you like and don’t like … Are all a part of you. There’s nobody else like you and there never will be. Accept who you are and be aware of how you are. Work in a way that works best for you. Don’t compare your body to someone else’s. Stay in your lane. Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone’s chapter 13. Follow your own path, on your own journey, and never give up on yourself.
Stop Wasting Opportunities
You don’t get to choose how you are going to die, or when. You can only decide how you are going to live, right now. Every day is a fresh start, full of new opportunities to make better choices. To eat clean and exercise. To start over. To try harder. To overcome what you struggled with yesterday. Choose to flip the switch in your mind from bad to good. Choose healthy options instead of making excuses. Choose to focus on how you can improve and stop worrying about what other people are doing and things you can’t control. Choose to do things that empower you – that make you happy, healthy and fit. Things that you are proud of. Do them now.
Happy, Healthy Fit formula = Do YOUR best… and Feel good about it, get results, feel even better. Repeat.
Unhappy, Unhealthy, Fat formula = make excuses, bad choices, feel bad, look bad, compare yourself to everyone else, feel worse. Repeat.
Practice makes perfect. It works, if you work it! YOU CAN DO THIS!
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If you’re struggling to lose weight and feeling down more than you’re feeling up… you may be experiencing metabolic dysfunction or side effects from toxic buildup.
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Christina is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, & Holistic Fitness & Health Coach. After healing multiple personal health issues, getting off 7 meds, & losing 40 pounds, Christina teaches others how to get Happy, Healthy, & Fit quickly with the most delicious food and least intense workouts.