When it comes to getting healthy, losing weight, reaching health and fitness goals...
With my old ways, I'd quit and talk myself out of changing my life days before I had even started and this option always left me feeling empty and defeated.
-It's no wonder why I kept quitting on myself...I mean, why not?
I had tried starting something, only to quit days later...and sadly, I did this one most frequently.
-I would think about the "end" and figure it was so far away so why fight so hard to make such slow progress?
I have also experienced starting something, sticking to it for a number or days, weeks or months only to quit when I thought I was "finished".
-This would be where I'd lose weight, get healthy and think BAM! I'm done...back to my old ways of stuffing my face and sitting on the couch watching TV all afternoon right? Woohoo :(
I have also tried the "Yay I've successfully zipped this pair of jeans (my goal) now off to tear up some Mexican food".
-Why is this is a problem, I reached my goal didn't I?
Trouble with all of these experiences?
All of these made me a quitter.
I now choose to NEVER QUIT and each day I must make up my mind to believe that.
With healthy living, there are NO days off. Yes we have rest days and days where we give into temptation a little but the journey never ends, we NEVER QUIT. I say this often because it is so true.
I never knew how true it was until January 2013.
I would push myself hard only to fall short months later when things were tough. Or I had bad days, felt sick, lacked energy or motivation and now instead of throwing in my towel, I dust myself off and keep going. There's no "starting over Monday". You just bounce right back where you left off. Whether the previous day was good or bad, MOVE ON. NEVER QUIT.
I now understand the truth to the statement, QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION :)
Some healthy suggestions that get me through and help me reach my goals:
Greek Yogurt Parfait:
plain Greek yogurt
Go Lean Crunch almond flax
-Layer 5oz plain Greek yogurt, then 1/4 c fresh berries and 1/4 c high protein/high fiber cereal
-Great breakfast option or quick, on-the-go snack or dessert.
What keeps me focused on my goals and positive attitude toward health living?
My family, friends, my goals and THESE STRONG WOMEN.
We had a private class at my cousin Jason's MMA facility, Furia Training Center and we had a blast. He's so great with all fitness levels and it made for another great field trip and different experience.
I always try to keep things interesting and never boring for these women.
My goal is to make exercise and healthy living FUN for all of us no matter our age, fitness level, goals or obstacles...we are all strong!
To me it tasted pretty darn close!
handful of almonds, few marshmallows and few mini chocolate chips! BAM!!!
Move It Momma Greek Egg Salad:
1 tbs plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tbs yellow mustard
Mix and enjoy! WATCH OUT-it's delicious!
Serve over lettuce medley and a serving of fruit
Move It Momma Pulled Pork BBQ potato:
1/2 bottle Stubb's Original BBQ Sauce (much lower sugar than other brands!)
Garlic and pepper to taste
Pork Loin in Crock Pot with sauce on top, heat on low 8 hours until flakes with fork. We remove pork loin and chop but you can also shred-a personal preference :)
-We serve on 1/2 baked sweet potato, topped with pork, little extra bbq sauce and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt for dipping! I'm telling you we make this once or twice a month-it's delicious!
Another successful Move It Mommas field trip to Trader Joes!
And if you're lacking motivation and forgetting why you want to be happy and healthy,