My Motivation and Mindset
Posted on October 23 2018
Hey ladies, I wanted to share with you something that I have been working through personally. If you follow the store on Instagram, you see my stories about me working out. Like I had shared in my first blog, I was over weight for years! Most of my life actually. I know this may not be helpful for everyone, but I am hoping it will help someone. Getting fit for me at first was about looking a certain way, but quickly I realized how it was changing my mood and my attitude! Seriously wish I would have made these changes a long time ago! You know what is crazy? It wasn't that hard, it was more mental than anything for me. I used to eat out and ate allot of fried foods, drank sodas and of course dessert, but honestly that made me feel so sluggish.
So a good friend of mine posted her before and after pictures and I was like dang! So when she told me how she felt the best she ever had at age 45 of course I wanted to know how. When she said the word workout I was devastated, I honestly didn't have the energy to workout. My energy level was so sluggish because of the food I was eating. One of my biggest weakness is sugar! I love chocolate or pretty much any dessert. I still have it, but not as often and not as much. I was basically filling up on carbohydrates and then crashing.
My daily routine, I try to workout 15-20 minutes a day (there are some days I don't get too). If I don't workout I try to at least walk that evening or at stay active all day. I keep my carbs (bread, crackers, you know all the good stuff) very limited, but I don't deprive myself from them. I drink coffee in the am and water only throughout the day. I am not a morning person, so working out was definitely a challenge for me and my daily routine. If I don't get up and workout I know I will get side tracked and not get it done. Honestly I feel so tired and crappy throughout the day if I don't workout. This is also a time for me to have me time and when I read my daily devotional. I didn't realize how much I needed this time to really focus on me and my life goals.
~This isn't all about losing weight, this is about getting healthy physically, mentally and emotionally! Everyday isn't going to be perfect, stay positive and remember you are strong enough!~
Things to think about:
Always take the stairs, not the elevator.
Go ahead and park a little further away to get more steps/exercise.
You can do anything you set your mind too!
You are stronger (mentally & physically) than what you think.
A few tips that work for me, because you don't want to get hangry:
Drink 8oz of water before each meal.
Snack on handful of almonds or your favorite nut, before I pull into my favorite coffee shop so I don't get that cake pop, lol.
When I eat out somewhere like fast foods, I never get the whole meal deal. I get sandwich only with a bottle of water. I don't get fries or chips.
Eat small portions throughout the day instead of 3 large meals.
Some of my favorite snacks:
Spoonful of almond butter
Plain or salted almonds
I love you guys and I hope this has been helpful for someone that has been struggling with their physical or mental health.