The next 48 hours are crucial on continuing my FAT LOSS run.
Typically, I save my cheats days for the weekend, but let’s talk honestly.
SuperBowl night, more than likely, I’ll see a great deal of savory temptations. Experience tells me there probably be a few pizzas, chips with dip, only carbonated drinks, and piles of other poor choices to eat from.
Wise counsel suggests this is the exact time of year when forward momentum stops.
How will I make this work for me?
Keep portion sizes under control.
I’ll go to my buddies with full realization of the goals I set for myself. Using discipline, I understand food doesn’t control me. On the contrary, I decide what and how much of what I eat.
That’s where I’ll direct all my focus.
And maybe, it’ll benefit to bring a bag of carrots, just in case.
If you don’t have the slightest idea, a great start would be asking yourself, what are your personal “health” goals?
That’s exactly where I and anyone else who’s looking for change in their health need to start.
Know Your Goal
Let’s look at the most common “health” goals I come across:
prevention of disease
better quality of life
advancing athletic performance
getting rid of all your BELLY FAT just to look good in your “birthday suit”.
So what will it take in order to fulfill any of the above?
Laser focus on the things which take precedence.
What to Eat
- Consciously eat nutrient-filled food
- To improve gut absorption which leads to gut health
- To improve your body’s composition and lessen the chances of disease
- Sufficient amounts of quality food to deliver your body its macro and micro nutrient requirements
Steps to take => BEFORE YOU EAT – THINK OF THIS?
What NOT to Eat
- Cut back on the body’s main fuel form – CARBS!
- What are carbs?
- Everything that TASTES good, but AREN’T the best choices for you.
- Don’t drink your calories – instead water, water, water.
- AVOID foods that harm you
- Likewise, NOT eating enough meals harm your objective.
When you skip meals or don’t eat enough meals the end result is an impedment in your metabolic goal.
Mind your business of SPEEDING your metabolism to BURN FAT, effectively. And that’s how you go from unhealthy to healthy, or from ok health to super health.
Contemplating on throwing in the white towel?
Do you feel overwhelmed with the vast armies of diet and exercise regimens?
Take a deep breath – then exhale.
Envision about where YOU would like to be, physically.
Think about how great YOU will feel when are there.
Is it worth fighting for?
I would like to believe YOUR overall health and fitness is worth fighting for.
Since 2010, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, claimed the tallest building in the world title.
It stands at an amazing 2,723 ft from the ground to the top of its antenna, and took construction approximately six years to complete.
Could you imagine, what would have happened if the chief architect assigned thought to himself this project is impossible?
We all know since this building does exist he didn’t say nor even think it.
And I bet the lint in my pocket I know his secret.
He set small goals.
By setting small goals, you can track you’re immediate progress. The benefits, will help you push toward YOUR larger goals.
Realize that with any goal, struggle presents its dastardly face; though an uncomfortable moment and unexpected fear, spearhead them dead on and take small steps to triumph.
Share your goals with a trustworthy friend, family member, or coworker who has YOUR best interest. You need the strength of others, however, do NOT ask the help of someone in your position.
Seek counseling from individuals that deliver wise, positive seeds.
YOU are a tree of good fruit producing abundantly and bountifully.
“What do I want?”
“What do I need?”
“What do I have?”
In a perfect world, checking yourself, before eating would benefit you and aid in accomplishing your goals.
BUT, there is a loophole when approaching eating this way.
Through the hustle and bustle of extracurricular activities, parent-teacher conferences and homework, making sure we are getting proper nutrition can be difficult.
Preparation Meets Opportunity
The trick is to make sure that you change the way you shop, which, can make choosing a healthy meal or snack
No Longer A Factor
This theory would minimize the struggle even if you have a family, and cant shop just for yourself.
Making healthy choices by setting healthy boundaries.
I blog with as purpose.
Exposure of myself – for myself; specifically for YOU.
As I embark on climbing up the ladder of achievement in my life, I realized it comes with a “price tag”.
This tag, requires me to have the ability to keep a laser focus on the target, regardless of the weather, circumstances, or obstacles, neither my focus nor concerns rest on current circumstances.
Come by the gym, and everyday you’ll catch me sporting a grin from internal joy. Behind that joy are ideas, visions, and dreams that need to be walked out and fulfilled, not by myself, on the contrary, by YOU or someone you know.
In the pursuit of reaching my greatest desires, however, I had to understand what the word transparent meant for me. Through lengthy ananlyzing, I soon realized many individuals around me have difficulties with being transparent.
A transparent life, many would agree, is having the ease of being 100% honest, truthful, or like we say in NY “keeping real”. Therefore, when Imeet somebody for the first time they gain a sense of authenticity.
As I look forward, what’s my goal?
YOU are. One day you’ll come across the blog with exactly the words to draw your attention closer.
Now it’s time for us to get SERIOUS.
About what, you say?
About your choices to eat.
Quite often, stove tops across the country are dressed with nothing more than bareness, until rat race ends.
Currently, unless you’re a stay-at-home mom or work-from-home dad, the odds of you serving yourself up with a hearty, healthy meal is less than winning the lottery.
Options are optimal
These suggestions are FAST, healthy, also blood sugar controlling:
Choice A. An apple a day. Seriously grab a piece of fruit: an apple, orange, pear, or bag of berries AND a bag of raw nuts: almonds, pecans, or walnuts. Go with raw nuts if possible to prevent the polyunsaturated fats from oxidizing as can happen in roasted nuts. But even roasted nuts are a better option compared to cereals or bagels.
Supercharge: blend those fruits and nuts with my “Dynamic Duo” (Classic and Innergize) to get the best, tasting and simple prepping supply of vitamins, nurtrients, and more; which means a healthy energy lift, plus more PRODUCTIVE hours in the day, and a better quality of life. Time is precious and so is YOUR health.
Choice B. Another great option for a healthy breakfast is two hard boiled eggs and veggie sticks. You can’t go wrong with this nutrient-rich breakfast as it’s the perfect breakfast to drop the fat and keep your blood sugar and appetite 100% controlled.
Choice C: Want a little extra protein to go with this breakfast too?
One quick scoop of a quality protein – Provantage – meets the nutritional needs, whether you’re in the gym or maintaining your garden, to IMPROVE performance, endurance, recovery and repair. Great for athletes who deal with joint aches from grueling sport injuries. I should know, after 17 years of football I’ve experienced my fair share of visits to trainers table.
Well, that’s all folks. A perfect breakfast menu at your disposal! Rotate all 3 of these ideas if you need variety each week.
I started this blog as a means to express my thoughts to a greater audience. Previously, I wrote only for the privacy of myself, but, as time progressed I heard a voice in the silence. It was MINE. I just had things on the brain which needed to escape. I needed an outlet. So, I traded in the solace of my apartment, notebooks, sprinkled with a casual expression in public conversation and birthed my impregnated ideas on “e-paper”.
Out of the millions of readers on the internet, my purpose is to grab the attention of only a specific genre of people. Those looking for a solution or resolve in their situation, a health problem to fix, whatever it is that is going on in their life health wise.
I’m fully aware this approach and many of my topics won’t be for everyone. I’ve always been an untraditional person, a rebel, finding a way to go against the grain. I’m sure these blogs will come across individuals who will not like them or could care less. Many folks may choose to be skeptical towards what I’m going to say this year, but that’s fine, we all have an opinion. We have the liberty and freedom – a choice to choose.
I’ve come to the full understanding, God did not create me to please everybody, that’s an impossible task. I’m suppose to provide assistance to a specific group of people who are seriously interested and seriously needing the help. So this may not be for you, however, it may be for someone you know, love and care about. This person, typically, searches the internet for alternatives. This someone tends to search consistently, but only ends up at a dead end.
Maybe this blog is their ticket. Maybe it’s the hope or break they’ve longed and prayed for. Maybe it’s there answer.