Your Mom force fed you cookies every day for 4 days solid!
You got completely stressed out about how your Aunt Betty snuck in that
comment about your thighs at the family dinner table! And you’ve never been good at New Year’s Resolutions anyway.
So now what?
RELAX.........Here are 3 quick body hacks to get you back on track after you've slid off for whatever reason.
Instead of looking at everyone else and making comparisons, create a healthy and realistic expectation about your own body and health. Then, set your intention to change if this is what you decide you really want to do. Don't consider your partner, your mom, your aunt Betty or the girl who called you a pork chop in 7th grade.
Combine your daily fun time (and if you don’t have it in your schedule it’s time to put it there) with your exercise time whenever you get the chance. Get creative; this can really make a difference in your life if you want it to.
Here's one idea. Find some really awesome music that you love to listen to. Then put it on and stand up. Next, start moving in any way you feel like moving until you get your heart rate up a bit but not so much that you can’t sing or speak easily.
Raise you hand over your head and do some crazy dance moves that really get your heart moving. When the song is over, stop and rest a bit. Let your heart rate settle down then repeat the sequence several times. You'll be done in less than half an hour and feel super rejuvenated.
Choose your food wisely. Follow your own intentions and feelings and don't base your food choices on anyone else’s opinion ever. Read, study and think about your food choices. Synthesize your knowledge but don't rely on others to make your decisions for you.
If you want an eye opening experience, try my Food and Mood Journal. You can download it for free without an email address by clicking on the photo!
After a few days of tracking your food and moods, try choosing meals and snacks according to the way they make you feel.
Food should make us feel good and it should taste good too! Join our community (if you haven't already!) and get your copy of the secret no-bake recipe that I used to lose 100 lbs. and keep it off for over 12 years now.
Nanci J Bradley is an early childhood and family educator, author, teacher, SELF care facilitator, family aerobics instructor, and an all around fun loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, healthy eating, lifelong learning and most of all, PLAY! She studied early childhood ed at Triton College and received her BA in education in 1986 from NIU. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2011. She lives and teaches in Madison WI.