Many of us have wishes and goals that we desperately want to achieve, but something is holding us back. Our mind! We do not want to change what we do in life because it is scary and we are so comfortable in our own routine. I want to share with you a few tips on how I was able to make my changes and continue for almost two years.
Clean out your kitchen: Yes!! Absolutely eliminate the foods that tempt you to break from what you want to achieve. Replace those foods with all fresh and nourishing ingredients. That way, whenever you are hungry and you open your pantry or fridge, you will definitely eat those foods!
What foods to eliminate?: Rid your kitchen of all white flours and white/brown sugar! Those are the #1 ingredients that increase weight gain! Replace them with oat flour, rice flour, coconut flour, quinoa flour, coconut sugar, raw honey, pure maple syrup, or stevia in the raw. Substitute white and wheat bread for rye, or ezekiel bread. Use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Grass fed meats instead of hormone and chemical enhanced.
Start Slow: You don’t have to go cold turkey. Rather gradually steer yourself to the lifestyle you want. You will realize the changes in how you feel/look and want to do more and more!
Prepare and stay organized: This lifestyle may seem very stressful with all the time you take trying to find/make the right foods and keep active. Make a schedule! Plan out your weekly meals, gym days, and other important information on a calendar. If you work or attend school, pack a healthy lunch the night before and wake up in enough time to eat a nourishing breakfast. That way you are not tempted to go to a fast food restaurant due to time crunch!
Don’t deprive yourself: Just because you eat healthy doesn’t mean you can’t go out every so often! But, I have learned that I can make so many things that are normally bad for me into something that will not only nourish my body, but taste just as good, and sometimes better!
Have time to reconnect: Yes, it is a challenge and is not always fun! When you are feeling like you can’t do it anymore, take a few hours or a even a day to find the person inside of you that carries your spirit to keep pushing. I usually find mine at the gym, during meditations, reading an inspirational magazine, relaxing at the spa, or even after I have taken a lazy day. Whatever you enjoy doing, do it to reconnect with yourself.
DO IT FOR YOU!