Changing The Way You Think About A Healthier Lifestyle
These are tips we use that really work!
Create rituals that please you, & ditch the forced deprivation concept.
-Pick a piece of jewelry that makes you feel pretty, powerful & productive, & wear it
24/7. Use it as your reminder: twist the ring, rub the earring or necklace, rotate the
bracelet, etc. This really does work, & is valuable in reinforcing commitment & fostering
better habits. Have some fun learning about the meaning & benefits of colored stones.
-Light candles,& scented oils in diffusers, use pink 40-watt bulbs. Changing the way you
view this time as a gift to yourself during your busy day, not as a chore. The scents you
choose can enhance whatever ambiance you seek. Lavender to soothe, peppermint for
energy. Here's a great Aromatherapy Guide to familiarize yourself with the potential
Enlighten & enlist your entourage, they can help. People who know you & care about
you will want to support your success, so let them know that these new ideas are non-
negotiable, like breathing, sleeping, eating, & loving.
Prioritize your indulgences. They energize you, & keep you motivated. Start with
small steps & time slots. Five minutes of Yoga or Pilates stretching to warm you up &
more importantly, to concentrate,& focus on you. Fifteen minutes of something that gets
your heart racing: dancing, running, whatever appeals to you & doesn't present as an
oh-my-goodness, I don't want to do this activity. This time is just for you & your
mind/body connection, so you can tune in & discover what this time & activity can do for
you. If you like machinery, I love ellipticals. No stress or strain on body parts!
Buy all the foods you like, just buy the non-GMO,organic versions of them. You
need carbs, & they're comfort foods. But, after a "certain age", or if you're trying to lose
weight, just eat them at breakfast & lunch. That way, you'll never have to "diet", or
have to eliminate things you love.
During meals, you can tr