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When your eyes open, sit up slowly without using your hands. With legs straight out, lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch in your back and hamstrings. Hold; then, using your abs, lower yourself flat. Rest and repeat two more times. Strengthens core. Burns 10 calories
Don't give up what you want most in life for what you want most at this moment. That's the sign I have on my fridge under the picture of me at my heaviest. I want to be healthy for the rest of my life more than I want that cookie or piece of candy right now.
There is a song by Donald Lawrence called Encourage Yourself that really keeps me motivated when I feel like I'm just not there yet.
Fall 7 times get up 8? How about fall 999 times get up 1,000! Quitting is not an option. Remind yourself constantly that this is about your HEALTH & not just about losing weight. It is NOT a diet, it is a LIFESTYLE, an example we are setting for those around us. Especially those who look up to us.
Remember, your weight came on slowly year after year. In order to loose the weight, stick with it. You may see results right away, and you may not. Stay with your goals and little by little it will come off as it came on. Slow and Steady.
If you're struggling with your workouts, feeling overwhelmed with stress, not sure where to get advice from or just plain need someone to talk to, ask for help. Knowing someone is on your side can be the biggest help!
Every time I've hit a low, this magic trick has worked for me: send a shout out on Spark-- a blog, a help line on a team conversation, a huddle...the reassurance that others who have been there are there for you now makes it impossible to stay negative for very long.
When I feel stormclouds of frustration entering my mind, I purposefully and mindfully bring back the sunlight by stopping whatever I'm doing, and taking a quick stretch or walk break. A simple trip to the most-distant water fountain in the building can shake off the negativity!