“How to” Keep your Taste Buds stimulated during the Holiday Season without Gaining weight!
A simple way to get ideas & change up food boredom is finding magazines, cookbooks or online recipes that stimulate your taste buds. Holiday season is now… Start mentally prepping for the seasons..
Listed below are 3 ways I keep my taste buds partying and keep lean during the holidays:
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1. Seek out and subscribe to your favorite clean eating/ healthy eating magazine.
2. Head over to your local book store and go to the healthy recipe section. Don’t go crazy and buy everything just start with 1 book!
3. Go online to youtube or google and type in healthy recipes for the holidays. It’s FREE!
***Important! Choose recipes that are based on your style of eating. Your body knows what’s best for it! Usually the food groups that leave your body feeling energized, satisfied and good on your digestion are usually the foods that resonate best for you. In summary choose foods that leave you feeling your absolute best! If you do better with Animal based protein stick with that, if you do better with plant based protein stick with that… At the end of the day, your body knows best. Trust yourself.
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Which option (1-3 or all the above) did you end up choosing? Do you have suggestions on what’s worked for you? Would love to hear about them! Leave all comments in the comment box below.
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“Freedom is Beautiful, and so am I!”
“Freedom is Beautiful, and so am I!”
As I wrote this sentence I found a slight hesitation … Is it wrong to announce, “I am beautiful?”
One of my favorite quotes of all time by Marianne Williamson: “We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?… Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
We have to train ourselves to see ourselves differently. And know it’s more than ok to look, feel & be the best version of ourselves! It’s actually our birthright!
It might not be easy at first, but my boy Wayne Dwyer breaks it down like this, “by choosing to see beauty in the hardest of places even where you think you can’t see beauty, it will appear. If we focus on what’s ugly, we attract more ugliness into our thoughts, then into our emotions, and ultimately into our lives.”
If you truly want to be beautiful, it has to start with the way you think. Start to see appreciation for your body, your health, and all of your functions and you will start to see the physical transformations. Beauty, just like shining, is an inside job. You have to own it!
3 Action Steps To Put Into Practice Today:
Step 1: Become aware of your dominant thoughts, discover where & what they are consistently focused on? Complaints and put downs? or Uplifts and gratitude?
Step 2: Get curious who’s voices are those really? Somewhere in your head you hear your mom, or your brothers/sisters, ex’s or peers… someone who threw you down and told you you’re not good enough.
Step 3. Find solutions: replacement thoughts, gratitude, affirmations, intentions…
Start today, baby steps.. just become aware of your thoughts. Notice how you speak to yourself. If you find yourself saying something like… “oh, that looks good and then replacing it with yea, but you don’t need it fatty” Find a replacement thought with “I can eat whatever I want but I choose to feel good, therefore I choose to eat something that will ultimately make me feel energized and light when I finish.”
*If you seek true change, you must start with the way you think about yourself. Once we change the way we think about ourselves, food and exercise, and start to focus more on how we can feel our best is when this happens…
Transformation of the Mind = Transformation of the BODY = FREEDOM
*Give this 21 days! I guarantee you’ll start to see some pretty amazing things happen in your life. But you have to do it! You probably know this stuff already but the true question is, are you applying it to your life? Set reminders around the house (index cards on your fridge), in your phone, tell only those around you who love and support you what you’re doing and get them involved as well.
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Start “this” on Monday!
Recently I made a decision that I wanted to start adding more cardio to my weekly workout regimen, (rollerblading, dancing more, walking..ect). I chose to do this because it makes my body feel good and my body responds well to it.
When the time came for me to get moving, I start thinking of every excuse as to what I had to do instead. “I’m too busy,” “I don’t have enough time,” “I’m too tired”… then I stopped and got real with myself. Instead of beating myself up, I got curious. Why am I procrastinating my workouts?
In conclusion, it wasn’t that I didn’t have enough time, or too much to do, or that I didn’t have enough energy (which were all legit “excuses”), it came down to that fact that I wasn’t valuing myself. By procrastinating my workouts, I was delaying my happiness and my ability to feel good today.
What I mean by this, I felt guilty putting myself first because of all of my obligations and commitments to other people and projects. Have you ever done this or felt this way? I know I can’t be the only one out there!!!???
Since I start adjusting my mindset this past week and taking baby steps, so when I caught myself having a panic or freak out when it was time to go exercise, I gently told myself that I was going to feel much better after and that I would only go for 25 min. I also told myself that I don’t have to do anything, that I choose to do this because it makes me feel good.
I did and Let me tell you, I’ve gotten so much done, I feel amazing. How often do we sacrifice our own health and fitness because of tasks, time, or relationships?
Instead of waiting until Monday to get back on track, focus on getting on track and feeling good TODAY. “I deserve to feel good today.” “I deserve to feel my best today.” If I waited until Monday all I would be doing, is delaying my happiness and robbing myself of feeling good for another day. Why?!?!
Take Action Today:
1. Choose a time throughout your day that you can commit to exercise.
2. Now in your calendar, write your name down and block that time off for yourself. The time can be 10 min or it can be 60 min. Whatever feels right for your. Start with a small commitment and then workout your way up.
3. What you fill in there is your choice! You can dance, play ping pong, go rollerblading or bike riding with someone, strength train at the gym… whatever you wanna do, as long as it makes you feel good:)
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Take action today and Let us know how it goes!
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