Day 48 & 49!
I am so excited about all the things I’m learning during this challenge. I remember doing this a while back, I kept a food journal, worked out hard, measured my food and I was able to see great results. I realized that just because I did it once doesn’t mean that I had arrived and that it was all good. Once I stopped intentionally being pro-active with my food choices and portion control it was very easy to go back to my old ways. When we let up and lower our guards, it’s very easy to slip up and go to our old ways. So, with that….don’t be annoyed or frustrated with the amount of time and energy you devote to this. In order to have success you need to be on your toes and not let up. Sorry..I wish I could tell you there was an easier way but anything that is worth it is going to be a challenge. Once this becomes part of your rhythm, it will become easier and even enjoyable!
1. Saturday- Fun day for the whole family. Go for a walk, run, hike, bike ride, skate, etc…whatever it is, incorporate the whole family or friends in your workout. This is a great time to build memories and teach your kids by modeling a healthy, active lifestyle. I’m so encouraged that some of you on the team have started working out with your spouses! That is awesome!!! We’ve been riding our bikes as a family. It’s been so awesome!!!
Sunday- Don’t forget to take a rest day. It’s super important to recharge your mind, body and spirit! Enjoy:)))
2. Food- Great job on eating clean and replacing the bad habits with good ones! Don’t you just love how much better you are feeling? A good number of you have lost weight on this journey. Please do not get discouraged and depressed if you’re not where you want to be. This is a lifestyle change. You didn’t gain it overnight, you won’t lose it overnight either. Do not obsess with the number on the scale. The goal is to feel better, eat healthier, and live longer!!! Fitting in your jeans and looking good at the beach is just the icing on top!
LOL! We’ve all felt this way about diets…DO NOT DIET! Make this a way of life. There are so many delicious healthy recipes now. Enjoy!!!
3. Mantra for the day: I am Mentally Tough!
You are mentally tough!!! The battle starts in your mind. If you doubt and give up mentally, then you are out of the game. Start to believe that you are strong and that you are finisher! Don’t be weak and be a quitter! You don’t have to finish pretty, or perfectly, or gracefully, JUST FINISH!!! This journey is an exercise in character. Look at all the things you have overcome in your life up until this point. This is just one area that you will be able to look back on and say, YES..I FINISHED!!! You can and you will. I believe in you! You ROCK!!!
Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)