Daily Tips can from your trainer or articles like these can have a profound affect on the way you percieve the world around you. I have been told more then once by my clients that my words ” echo in their heads,” during their daily routine. Since tonight was the finally of “The Biggest Loser,” I thought I would add a little bit of their advice to the mix. Here are 2 of Jillian’s tips to keep you on the track to weigth loss.
1. Work Your Willpower Muscle.
There are parts of your brain related to impulsive acts—like automatically reaching into a coworker’s candy jar—and parts connected with reasoning. The way you develop willpower is to pause before you act and tap into that logical side by asking yourself: “Why do I want this cupcake?” or “Will this action help me reach my bigger fitness goal?” Every time you make the right decision, it literally reinforces a new, healthier pattern in your brain.
2. Ditch the Guilt.
All of the above said, don’t let a little stumble like skipping workouts for a week or, you know, accidentally polishing off two pieces of cake at a birthday party derail you. I’ve seen too many women throw their hands up in the air and say, “To hell with it!” We all slip up. So what? Get over it. Use this setback as a learning opportunity, and try to figure out why it happened. Be honest with yourself about why, for example, you attacked the fridge at 10 P.M. Were you bored? Lonely? Did you skip meals earlier in the day? Then think of ways to solve the underlying problem. Bringing snacks with you to work, scheduling workouts into your day, having a list of nonfood ways to comfort yourself when stress hits—all smart moves. Believe me, a formerly overweight and unhealthy girl: Your health and your happiness are worth all of this broccoli and gym time (Source).
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)