Bringing Your Body Into Balance

My 100+ pound weight loss is what grabs people's attention. However, my weight loss was merely a side effect of finally taking my health and happiness into my own hands and finding that perfect balance. Body, mind, spirit. It all matters.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 12-14 of 28 Day Challenge: 2nd Weekend Challenge!

Okay, it's time for the 2nd weekend challenge in which we change one little habit. Now you may be thinking this is a good time to re-try a habit you tried to change last weekend and failed.....wrong!

If you failed last weekend's challenge, then you didn't follow instructions. So let's try this again. Pick one habit that you are ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY, BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, POSITIVE you can change! If you didn't succeed last weekend, no worries. It just means you had a learning experience and you have a better point of reference for deciding which habit you intend to change this weekend. If you did succeed, congratulations!!! Now just make sure you're sticking to that new habit as you introduce your next new habit.

So here's a few more examples of what your new little habit might be:

One piece of fruit or a veggie per day if you're currently not eating any.

8 oz (even 4 oz) of water in between each soda you drink.

Taking 3 deep breaths and visualizing yourself as someday being smoke free before you light up a cigarette each time.

You get the idea. Small, small, small. Something you can easily do and succeed at. Future success is largely determined by past success. It's called self-efficacy (which means, in this case, our belief in our ability to change). Every time we succeed with any habit, no matter how small, we set ourselves up for bigger success in the future. Check out last weekend's challenge for additional information on how change leads to more change.

My personal challenge for last weekend was to redirect negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. My challenge this weekend is to start my day with a big glass of lemon water to detoxify and wake up my organs. What's yours?


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