My Top Six Mental Tricks for Eating Healthier

I think we can all agree that everyone is capable of eating healthy.  It’s not like we are being forced to indulge in bad foods.  But day after day, for whatever reason, we eat too much, eat bad foods, have too much sugar, etc. Research indicates that those who have a positive outlook on life are more likely to lose weight-and stay thin.  But how do we stay positive when all the magazines we see showcase rail thin women or lean, muscular men and we are neither?

Well, the good news is that there is hope.  Why is it that someone who has been out of shape for years and always complained about it is now suddenly fit?  Or that overweight person who felt terrible about their body for years recently celebrated dropping 100 pounds?  The answer is, it was nothing more than changing their thoughts.  First, they made a decision (as they had many times in the past), convinced themselves they could do it, and went out and did it!  And so can you.  Below are six mental tricks that helped me along the way to better health. read more

Six Tips for Staying on Track

I can’t tell you how many times I dreaded going to the gym, didn’t want to cook, REALLY wanted a bowl of ice cream or didn’t feel like getting out of bed.  Which is normal for just about everybody.  But I always feel great when I do get a workout in, do make a delicious, healthy meal, avoid the bowl of ice cream (confession…not every time) and get an early start to the day. All of these decision have lead me to a healthier, happier life.  Admittedly, it can be hard at times but hopefully these tips can help keep you staying on track. read more

Learn Something New – Starting Today!

Follow my blog with BloglovinI often find myself looking back at so many things I wanted to do in years gone by. Things I wanted to learn or try but just never got around to it. And then, with thanks to my children, I learned the wonders of YouTube. Now I know most people view YouTube as a web site that shows funny clips of people getting hit between the legs or maybe a place you can find a clip from an old TV show or music videos. But one day I ran into an old friend of mine and through conversation, he asked me if I wanted his old guitar. He was purchasing a new one next week, an upgrade, and didn’t need the old one. Well, I know as much about playing guitar as I do Mandarin Chinese but I took it from him with hopes of one day being able to sit by the campfire and effortlessly belt out a few country love songs or perhaps an acoustic version of songs my kids might recognize. read more

Five Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

I was at the gym just prior to the New Year and overheard a discussion about how crowded the gym will soon be because of New Years Resolutions.  “Yeah, but it will be back to normal by Valentines Day” was the reply.

We all know one of the most popular Resolutions is to lose weight or get in shape.  And we all know those seem to die out as quickly as it took to write them down on paper.  But it doesn’t have to be that way and here are five helpful hints to help you reach those goals. read more

The Strangest Secret

secretI have been a big believer of our thoughts creating our reality and The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale explores exactly that.  This is one of those books that I have read that all pretty much say the same thing, which leads me to believe them as I have been seeing these things work in my life.

If you are interested in finding out a little more about this “Secret”, you can download the PDF for free here.  I would suggest as you read this that you try hard to eliminate the skeptic thoughts and give it a shot.  This is not something that tells you to just think about money in your account and next thing you know, you have an abundance of cash in your checking account.  It does tell you that what you think about most is what your life becomes and that you are exactly where you are in life because of your thoughts.  And that’s because thoughts trigger beliefs, which trigger actions, which triggers results.  You know who thinks about money more than rich people?  Poor people.  If you constantly think you can never get out of your current situation, you’re probably right.  So why not think about getting out of that situation and what it would be like?  Once you truly feel and have faith in those thoughts, you will begin to notice things that will help you achieve your goals and you will start working towards those goals. read more

Hello Intermittent Fasting!

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The word “fasting” provokes images in my mind of  weeks with no food, hunger pangs, out of body experiences, protesting injustices and just bad thoughts.  So when I first came across an article on Marks Daily Apple, I paid no attention.  Surely I could get fit and healthy without starving myself.  But more and more I was seeing the term pop up on various web sites and I was intrigued.

First off, intermittent fasting (IF) is not a one size fits all.  There are various ways to IF which is what drew my attention.  Nerd Fitness describes IF as: read more