Posted by nikkikeat24 – Woke up this morning and this was heavy on my heart! Last night as I was going to bed I prayed for strength and confidence as well as much more but I woke up this morning and said to myself…you are enough! You always have been and your Father loves you just the way you are! So this morning I feel like I needed to tell YOU…yes YOU…the one who is reading this message and looking at this picture that you are enough! You are perfect just the way you are! You DON’T have to change who you are so someone else can accept you, YOU have to love yourself and remember always that YOU ARE ENOUGH, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! Sending love and positive thoughts your way today! Make today an amazing day and don’t forget to smile! #motivation #morningmotivation #goals #godsplan #goodmorning #healthylifestyle #healthyandhappy #myfitlife #fitnurse #nurse #nurseeats #nurselife #weightloss #weightlosstips #weightwatchers #weightlossjourney #cleaneating #beautiful #happy #happylife #noexcuses #nevergiveup #neversettle #newyearnewme
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So, weight loss and fat loss are not necessarily the same thing. Weight loss is very easy to accomplish. All you have to do is take in less calories than what your body burns on any given day. So if your body burns 2,500 calories, and you just take in 2,000 calories, weight loss will occur. The problem is that if those calories that you take in do not have the right amount of nutrients, the weight loss may come in the form of muscle tissue loss, water weight, and perhaps even some bone mass!
It is an unfortunate aspect of nature that for most people, as we age, body fat reduction occurs at a slower rate(but see anti-ageing strategies). However, don’t be discouraged but rather set realistic goals including following a balanced nutrition plan, keeping up regular exercise and most importantly include muscle building/retaining activities.
It’s been said a million times: gyms are intimidating. It’s perfectly natural to enter the gym and begin battling feelings of insecurity before you even hit the locker room. You may wonder, “How does she get to look that good on a treadmill?!” or “Is that guy checking me out, or did he just catch a glimpse of my love handles?” You may even catch a glimpse of a perfectly svelte woman who looks like a rockstar during her workout and think, “I really should have thought twice before choosing Chipotle for lunch.”
Whatever you’re thinking, not to worry! There are ways to prevent your mind from going to that place! Here are our Top 3 Tips for feeling FIERCE at the gym!
Dress the part, even at the gym! You know how amazing and powerful you feel when you sport your favorite outfit to work? The same thing goes for the gym. Do yourself a favor and start looking for athletic apparel that feels great and flatters you. You are worth it, and you will feel a boost in your self-esteem. Looking great and feeling great is the difference between a timid shuffle out of the locker room and a confident stride as if announcing, “Everybody! Come and see how good I look!”
Plug in. Get in the zone. Work it out. It is a proven fact that music can rev up any workout and help you zap more calories. There’s more! A great playlist can also make your confidence go from zero to hero instantaneously! Sure, binge watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians is entertaining and could be a great way to pass the time on a machine, but when you put on Partition by Beyonce, your elliptical becomes your stage. You’ll feel like Sasha Fierce! Whatever music makes you want to conquer, be sure to put that on your playlist and rock out!
You hear people say it all the time: “It’s leg day today,” or “I’m going to work on my back and bis.” Easy for some to say, but for others not so much. Sometimes it takes a few more specifics to feel confident enough in executing your workout. Do yourself a favor and come to the gym prepared. It won’t take much!
You may not realize it, but there are many great resources at your fingertips. Open up your Pinterest app (if you don’t have it yet then, seriously, what are you waiting for?) and simply type in workout routine. Voila! Feast your eyes on the fabulous step-by-step workout plans that pop up! You can even be more specific and key in items such as gym HIIT routines or inner thigh workout. Whatever feeds your frenzy that day- the sky is the limit! Do not forget that you also have trainers at your convenience to help you with this feat. At Boost Fitness, we give you an entire hour of personal training FREE every single year. Schedule it and take advantage of the trainers’ expertise! You will walk away with many great new ideas to incorporate into your gym routine. By pinpointing a plan ahead of time, you will find that you have greater purpose at the gym. You will transform from an aimless ape to a minx on a mission!
Consuming whole grains burns twice as many calories in your body as the body works harder to burn this certain food. Put whole grains menu in your daily meal, for example by changing the consumption of rice with brown rice and foods rich in fiber, such as oatmeal. Fiber contained in whole grains helps to boost the metabolism in our body, this helps to smooth our digestion as well.
Have you ever felt a spicy sensation in your mouth while eating red pepper or spicy foods containing chili inside? That is because red pepper contains capsaicin, a substance that building the spicy and hot sensation in your body. This substance works well in burning calories and fat in our body for it boosts the metabolism. You may consume it raw, cooked, dried, or powdered pepper pour on your favorite meals. Give a note that we are not allowed to consume too much of this food, it can be dangerous that it is caused diarrhea as it burns our stomach too.
Though green tea is a kind of drink, we can also put it in the top fat-burning foods for vegan. Green tea is rich in antioxidant and drinking it about four cups in a day helps you lose weight better, you can lose six pounds in eight weeks. It works by boosting our metabolism and smooth our digestion.
After that, we have certain fruit that is good in burning calories and boost the metabolism in our body, it is avocado. Popular as a fruit rich in vegetal fat, avocado becomes top-burning food that boost the process of the exchanging fat into energy. You should put this kind of fruit in your daily meal during your process of losing weight in a healthy way.
Maybe we would not notice if ginger can also burn many calories in our body. This works by increasing our body temperature while we consume it, so this gives effect for our body in burning more calories. You can consume ginger by roasting it then make a drink out of it.
According to a research, coconut is rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides, kind of unique vegetal fat which is good for our health. Consuming coconut helps boosting the metabolism for about 30%. You may start consuming coconut milk to reduce fat in your body from now on.
A cup of lentils gives you 35% of irons you need to do the activity in a whole day. As we know if we are lack of nutrients we need, the metabolism will work slower as it should, so we need to get enough nutrients to make the metabolism work efficiently.
Remember that we should consume the food properly, so it will increase the health of our body and we are away from the bad effects of the substances in them. Besides, we also should pay attention to the other meals we consume if we want the diet works well.
Gifts are taken and given away, money comes and it goes away. But a true friend is like the tree which is firmly planted by the rivers. Provides fruits, shade and shelter until it dies. Cheers to our Friday friends!
I’m hoping that Thursday happy hour, doesn’t become Friday sad morning hangover. Happy Friday.
Beautiful morning, blessed day and possible transformation for the better are the things I prayed for everyone to have. Happy Friday.
Good morning, give someone you love a hug and tell them you love them because they might just need it this morning. Happy Friday.
Monday morning came and I was droopy and sad. Tuesday morning I was rubbing my eyes. Wednesday morning was like pulling through it all. Thursday felt like I couldn’t do it. Friday morning is when the party started!
Don’t let the days of toil and hard work fade your memory of the awesome time called Friday morning. It is the day when you know the last day of work has dawned and freedom is coming by.
There’s a simple way to stop eating mindlessly: Pause before you make a decision. Pausing assures that you have a chance at exercising choice rather than being a victim of impulse. Now, what does that mean exactly?
Without pausing (it can be for as little as 3 seconds) you are essentially on automatic drive. You are acting out of the body’s desire rather than your well-being. Sometimes those two are aligned (what your body wants and what your well-being requires) and sometimes they’re not. When it comes to food they’re mostly not.
Pausing doesn’t mean saying no to a food you crave. In fact, I often indulge after pausing because the pause helped me understand that indulging in this particular food at this particular time was the right thing to do. See, pausing and reflecting often arrive at the same conclusion as impulse and urge. But at least you’re CHOOSING the indulge rather than being at the mercy of it.
Of course pausing alone isn’t helpful. It’s what you do with that pause that makes the difference. For me, that pause allows me to ask two questions: How badly do I want the food? And am I willing to postpone eating it until I want it a lot more than I do now.
These are important questions to ask yourself because they will lead you to the holy grail of being able to lose weight without dieting. By pausing and reflecting, eating mindfully, you will be able to completely eliminate low-craving indulgences.
Let me explain briefly what I mean. If I eat just because I have a craving for a food, well, that doesn’t give me much choice about it. That means I’m a total victim of the slightest craving. But if I can put a couple of rules around when I will yield to my cravings, then I’m at choice.
My rule is simple: Indulge when a craving is high; don’t when it’s not. Mindful eating isn’t just about being aware, but about taking appropriate action. And it’s also about not being on a diet (the definition of mindlessness, if you ask me).
I’m not the only who thinks this way. In a great article on intuitive eating, the folks at intuitiveeating.com remind us of having the right consciousness:
1. Reject the Diet Mentality Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.
Amen, sisters. Or brothers as the case may be. Instead of training yourself to be on a diet, train yourself on how to manage your cravings. How to indulge them gleefully and when to resist them. It’s easy to resist a low craving and extremely hard to ignore a high craving. Where the weight comes off in managing your cravings is in this factoid: Low craving eating accounts for a good deal of the calories we consume. If you can eliminate “low craving” eating (easy to do) you’ll eliminate a whole lot of calories without being on a diet.