It takes no rocket scientist to expose the simple formula to loose weight, right? Okay, here’s the formula in a nutshell:
Eat Less + Exercise More = Weight Loss
Not as simple as it sounds, here’s the kicker, when you are eating less…Are you eating the right foods? You know the foods that add great nutritional and health value to your body. Or are you choosing the foods that are clogging up every available artery? Are you eating foods that are weighing havoc on your struggling cells due to accumulating toxic levels? Or the foods that will eventually send you into the arms of the nearest doctor or down on your knees praying for mercy. Are you eating the foods that convert bodies into walking time bombs waiting to explode when least expected. Need I stress more….No, Bev stop already! So not cool…Yeah, right…Maybe it’s not cool…but if you think about it, it happens, sometimes….even to the ones you never thought possible. -Sad but true-
(Now the secret’s out, I have actual small conversations with myself…LoL. I think in a sense we all do because there’s always this little mental tug of war going on inside…Take for instance, whether you should dive into that big piece of chocolate cake or not…LoL)
Okay, let’s get back to this so called “formula”… I’m not trying to be a critic but the word “Exercise” sounds like a chore or really hard work…it even sounds hard, right….LoL. Seriously, now let’s do a bit of mind conditioning toward this given equation.
First…who can define “un-conditional positive thinking”?…Well if I had to try my luck at defining this one; I’d have to say it means thinking only good, up-lifting, happy and rewarding thoughts regardless of the obstacle or unfavorable occurrence. It’s deriving a valuable lesson or outcome out of every unfavorable situation. It’s not seeing things from a “negative” eye but viewing any given situation in an uplifting and positive light. Also, unconditional positive thinking may even yield positive affirmations, that tends to strengthen the entire mental process of thinking. This is too friggin cool and I’m already feeling this (unconditional positive thinking stuff) and loving the feeling! A new mindset is really beginning to woo me…I’m falling deep in love with this new mind-set thingy.
You know, it’s said that the mind is a powerful tool! It can be a powerful weapon that works for you or either against you. Since, we’re conditioning the mind, it this case it is doing nothing but working for us! Yes, it’s working for the good of you and me. I will use my mind to bind off things that are not good for me by developing and practicing pre-meditating thinking and affirmations. I have made up my mind that I’m ready to change and get rid of all of the rubbish and stinking thinking toward eating foods that are not healthy for my body.
I will write down a series of nothing but positive and inspiring affirmations concerning healthy foods, exercise and great thinking. Not only will I write them but I will neatly post them in places, such as my bedroom mirror, the bathroom mirror, on my fridge, place one on the dinning table, even on the front and back door if need be. I will carry affirmation cards in my purse as helpful reminders. I will look at a food affirmation card before each meal to remind and affirm my mentality until I am in control and it comes natural for me. I get the big picture and can see myself being successful, although I’m challenging daily baby steps…one step at a time….but …baby, honey child…yes…”I Am MoViNg.
I will not wear, too loose fitting garments when I eat, for I’d much rather wear more fitting clothing so I’m able to better feel the tightness and sensibly take it as a warning sign of over-eating. Better yet before, each meal if I have to, I will hydrate or drink a couple glasses of water before my meals as to prevent over-eating….I know I need my total, 6-8 glasses of water daily…So what better way to hydrate a bit, while preventing the temptation to over eat. This may not be professionally advisable but it’s worked many times for me.
I will mentally remind myself before each meal, that I’m in control. I will make the right food choices of trading sweets for a small fruit or fried for baked instead, etc. I will serve my meal in a smaller than norm size plated (instead of huge/smaller) one. I will learned to prepare portion sizes and store the food I shouldn’t eat completely out of sight. After meals, when I get hungry, I will simply sip on my water or sugarless green mint tea and get busy doing something I love so I’m more able to re-direct my vain desires. There are tons of “conditioning” tips to add in order to develop a desirable and powerful mindset.
Secondly, as far as exercise goes; I will not see it as a chore. Instead, I will think of ways to make exercising a happy and fun time. I will consider biking and swimming since these are some things I don’t really do but could be extremely fun! I will take nature walks to reflect and clear my mind- to simply look at the beauty of nature and the squirrels and awesome birds, they are so smart. Take a love walk, with a significant other, mom, dad, sibbling or best friend (s) or take a SeLfiE Walk…Best “Love Walk” ever, the one you take alone, try it sometime. Even a break dance to that fave beat, maybe “cut” a few steps….just kidding. If I break dance, I’m certain I might break more than the dance, more like my back…but guess it would be fun exercise,lol. Hip Hop dance, jazzercise, dance to the classical music, twirl around several times and “fake” jump in the air like a ballerina (let your imagination take you away)…or praise dance to heaven. Play a game of basket ball, it works up a good fun challenging sweat and it’s okay, to shoot practice hoops. Grab a partner, play throw the ball/catch the ball…first one misses it 10 times looses the game, it matters not who wins just have a blast…Get a couple of kids who are bored and would love quality time or attention and chase them around the yard. Even if you’re chasing in slow motion…at-least you’re on the move an having fun. Have a tag race and remember running cute/prixy or in slow motion is always allowed as long as you’re moving those hips and legs. The only catch is you’re have to have fun long enough to feel somewhat, exhausted to a point. Well, these are only a few ways to make exercise fun! Whoever says exercise is not fun…LoL. Got more ideas, then share so I can give a try 🙂
Are you beginning to brain storm ways to condition and train your mind for success. Practice anything for 28-30 to change old ways to convert to the new, this process will usually form a habit. Really, who wouldn’t want good and healthy habits for life. Well, it’s easy to see how the simple formula through a positive mind set can be a solution to health, fun and Success. Time to get this journey started with a bang…Boom!
Note: Another thing, allow me to warn you that my writing is so NoT formal, you’re possible to find anything, sometimes my ‘train of thoughts” runs off and you’ll have to catch it..lol…a host of lurking typos, sub/verb disagreement, tons of dots and even more. So, I’m sure this will irk the mess out of a English professor or English/Grammar critic….eat your heart out….LoL. Honestly, sorry but I’ve got to “do me” and enjoy this….so please just struggle to understand and “feel” my thoughts… if you can do that…then…thanks, sending you nothing but love, hugs n kissses…So now catch!