I get asked often about nutrition, weight loss and diets.
My answer has nothing to do with magic pills, powders, bars or
programs. When people hear my
answers they are sometimes disappointed.
But here it goes again!!!
top 10 non-negotiable list for living a healthy, joyful, fit
(Note…I didn’t say anything about skinny) by Kim
When you are happy you are powerful. When you are happy you feel good inside
and out. When you are happy the
person you see in the mirror looks good.
That doesn’t mean perfect.
There still might be things that you would like to change, but you accept
yourself how you are. If you aren’t happy, then choose to be happy.
Start something new. Do
something that you have wanted to do for a long time.
Make some changes. Connect
with people that help you feel happy and surround yourself with them. Ditch those that don’t make you feel
good. Let go of things that are
bringing you down. You have the
power to change anything in your life it just takes adjustments and being
honest. There is a direct
correlation to living a joyful life and being healthy, trim and fit. You start being proactive about your
own happinesss and you will start seeing the lbs. coming off.
I guarantee it!
it takes, get your bum off the couch and get moving.
Just do it! Go for a walk,
roller blade, ride a bike, put on an exercise DVD, join a new fitness class, put
on your favorite bootie shakin’, slammin’ jam and dance, swim, do sit-ups in
your living room, jump rope, skip, hop, run. Whatever it takes.
Get your blood and heart pumping, your arms and legs moving and your
circulation grooving. Amazingly
enough this will add wonders to #1.
to Your Body! I 100% believe that we are divinely
created and from that divinity we were given every tool within ourselves to be
healthy. The problem is we have
forgotten how to listen to ourselves, to listen to our bodies.
We have bought into so many programs, pills, supplements, crazy diets,
and horrific advice that we can’t even hear our bodies talking anymore. Slow down, turn off the noise and begin
to hear what your body is saying.
Begin to hear what you are craving. Begin to listen to when your body is
hungry and when it is not. Begin
to be aware of what your body needs to eat. It will tell you.
Get off automatic pilot and be present with YOU.
buying into the fads and schemes! If something sounds too easy, too good
to be true and is a quick and fast solution to your health and fitness needs-
then it is!!! Look at how long it
has taken you to get unfit, unhealthy.
It is going to take you a bit longer to get back into feeling good and
seeing your body change. But YOU
are so worth it. It is not easy,
but so completely necessary.
Patience is key and realizing that this is now just your healthy way of
life for the rest of your life, is vital to your success.
off the scale! Throw it
I mean throw it away today. There
is no greater self-sabotaging tool than a scale. For example…..You have been eating so
clean for the last week. You have
gone to the gym. You are feeling
really great. You can hardly wait
to get on the scale to see the needle drop. But guess what?
It doesn’t. You haven’t lost
a single pound. Well screw
this…..”I’m going to eat a dozen Twinkies!!!” Sound familiar????
You know when you look good.
You can feel weight loss when you put on your clothes.
You can see healthy when you look in the mirror.
Get rid of the soul crushing scale. Get out of the numbers game and set
your sights on feeling healthy, not focusing on dropping pounds.
Again, if you take on this healthy way of life, I promise the lbs. will
come off. Guaranteed!!!
Whole Foods!!! Stop
filling yourself with bars, powders, pills and “diet” foods.
These are overflowing with chemicals that are absolutely harmful to your
health. Eat fresh, full in color
and flavor foods that have as little time from farm to table.
Satisfy yourself with things that taste fabulous.
Why eat anything that doesn’t taste good just for the fact that it is
“low-fat”, “calorie free”? When
you treat your body good with whole food nutrition you will not only see the
lbs. come off, but you will notice your complexion, hair, nails, overall look
truly shine. Get off the train of
depravity and LIVE, EAT and ENJOY!
Out The Junk!!! It’s time to clean out the pantry and
fridge. Throw it all away. Anything that comes in a box is
processed. Anything that is filled
with white sugar is poison to your gut.
Really!!! Anything that has
a long shelf life is not worth eating.
Food in a cardboard box is often filled with chemicals and saturated in
sodium. Set up a system of success
where you are not going to be tempted.
If you continue to buy the crap, then you will continue to eat the
crap. Get rid of it!!!
You have been eating clean-whole foods, moving that body and taking on a
healthy way of life then eat the *@#! cookie. If you see something that you really
want then eat it. Just make sure
that you eat one instead of the whole box. And know that tomorrow brings moving
and eating healthy, clean, whole foods right back again.
But if you choose to eat the cookie…make sure it is the best tasting
cookie that you have ever had.
Don’t cheat yourself by choosing something that is average.
What would be the joy in that?
Ask yourself when you are being tempted…”Is this going to be fantastic
and heavenly?” If the answer is
yes then Go For It!!! If you’re
not sure then hold off for that something that makes your mouth water. Your belly will thank you. I have been
known to have a few Hot Tamale binges in my day. Sometimes an overdose in something that
is purely emotional feels good.
Don’t shame or berate yourself.
Recommit and start fresh the next day. No harm done.
Tastes As Good As Healthy Feels!!!
has been my personal motto for years and it works.
I know how it feels when I am healthy and strong and I also know how it
feels when I am not. I choose
healthy. I choose being in control
of what I put into my body and what I do with my body.
I know that truly there is nothing out there that taste as good as I feel
when I am eating well and working strong.
There is no pastry, alcohol, pizza, donut, bag of chips that gives me the
same feeling as I get when I am fueling my body smart and moving my body
effectively. Nothing!!! Nil, Zip, Null, Void, Nada…Nothing!
Make a difference!!!
best remedy for unhealthy, obsessive living is to get out of your own head. Stop focusing so much on YOU and get
out there. Make a difference in
someone’s life today. Commit to
someone or something to make a change for good. Get involved.
Be passionate! Be aware of
how connected we all are and how we effect everyone around us.
Be conscious of the energy you bring into a room.
Get over yourself and realize there is a great big wonderful crazy world
full of amazing people to connect with and learn from.
The more you focus on others the less you will be concerned with the few
pounds over you are on the scale.
The less you will be critical of the size of your thighs or the wobble of
your under arm. Get out there and
Kim is a passionate fitness junkie that is certified in Personal Training, Pilates & Yoga. She thrives on introducing you to your healthy, fit, joyful and amazing self through fitness, life and nutritional counseling.