I've had a hard time being consistent with nutritional plans or exercise routines -- until I realized I had done this raising my children! I couldn't decide to feed them for 5 days and then not for 5 days -- had to do it every day, rain or shine. Now I apply that same principle to my own health.
This principle works for dog owners -- must feed/walk dog every day, whether you feel like it or not -- recovering alcoholics/devoted musicians/athletes/spiritual types -- all of whom engage in their practice daily in order to achieve the desired goal. Just re-apply this dedication to yourself!
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Although you may just be starting out, resist the temptation to try to do too much initially when it comes to exercise. Try to make your exercise easy enough that you will be willing to do it again tomorrow. Don't try to be like "Rocky" each day or else you will dread it later...keep it simple!
The consistency is more important than the intensity!
I've been trying to eat cleaner. No additives, chemicals etc. But I love light pancake syrup for an oatmeal topping as well as a pancake topping. Although they are low in calories, it's not clean. So now I take a tablespoon of pure maple syrup and add it to a 1/2 cup to a cup of blueberries and pop it in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds. The berries burst open and the maple syrup adds a bit of thickness. Instant blueberry syrup that is healthy for you!
You can use any type of berry, but I like blueberries because they make the best sauce-like consistency.
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