The only way to see results, is to truly love yourself.
love where you are in life
love your decisions
love the people in your life
love the accessibility to different and amazing food options (some people do not have choices)
love your body for what it is right now
love the fact that you have the ability to change who you are.
love the fact that every single person’s view of beauty, is different then another persons….
and you do not have to look like something different than you are right now.
if you do not feel this way, do something about it.
do it today. do not go on a diet. DO NOT DIET.that is not loving yourself. that is hating yourself and forcing your body to go into shock and be deprived.
As I’ve said before, do the Paleo Diet, or eat better.
Eat better in the means of adding variety and amazing flavors to your diet.
Eat vegetables, eat fruits, eat lean meats, eat whole grains.
When you decide you don’t like what you look like, take a closer look at how you live your life. Sometimes we stuff our faces with bad food like McDonalds, Soda, Alcohol, Candy, Cigarettes, MORE FAST FOOD, packaged meal bars that are supposed to suffice an entire meal, lemon water diets, starvation diets, overworking our body with exercise that exhausts us and makes us hate exercise.
All you need to be healthy, is to eat food that adds benefit to your body and improves nutrition: go for a walk, go for a run, if you are social….go to a class at the gym where you will be surrounded by other motivating people. If it is nice outside go for a hike, play some golf, or walk the dogs.
I have always been avid about working out. There have been times in my life where i have found myself looking unhealthy. I have never been overweight but I have had times where I have not cared enough to work out. I would drink every weekend, sometimes even throughout the week and it shows. I have had times where I’ve worked out 3 hours everyday and ate well and got fit and skinny but nothing is better than who I am today.
Today I can wake up, work out if i have time, start every morning with a nutritious smoothie and eggwhite omelets. I can plan events like the Color Run, or hikes, or classes at the gym with friends, and make meals that I enjoy…and I am still completely content with myself in comparison to when I worked out 3 hours a day because I wanted to be skinny.Today I look at 3 hours a day and see that as a bit excessive. I am not making this blog to become a fitness model, or to compete in those fitness competitions (because i would lose all my lady parts if i got that in-shape), I am here to show you that fitness starts in the mind. You need to do things because your body needs it, and you want to be healthy in the long run. All those diets and diet pills and quick ways thin, as well as your bad eating habits, will only give you more health problems in the future. Don’t workout to be skinny, but work out to be healthy.
Working out is the best antidepressant. Be grateful for your body and treat it well.