On my last post I wrote that routine is essential, but especially because it's summer, it's hard to stick to your routine. And it seems that every week since my son has been off of school, the routine keeps changing! So, I have developed a new mantra this past week that has been very helpful.
I wrote on my last post that though our routine can be thrown off or we become too busy or overwhelmed we can do at least ONE good thing for our body. That has been my new mantra, "ONE good thing for my body." When I'm too tired to go to the gym, I repeat that mantra and find myself in the gym. When I wake up in the morning, I repeat the mantra and find myself drinking 3 glasses of water before I eat breakfast. When I get very hungry and just want to pile up my plate, I repeat the mantra and find myself measuring my food portions.
It can get overwhelming if you're not in the habit yet of exercising, counting calories, having fruits or veggies with every meal and drinking lots of water. Yet, when I repeat my mantra, I find that I'm able to do all of the above...all week! I've changed my thought process to "I want to be slender" to "My body has to be healthy." That's a good feeling.
Do you have a mantra? If you don't, then take mine! You'll find that you may end up doing several good things for your body that day & if you do only ONE than you have something to celebrate about! I leave you my mantra as today's Food for Thought.
Food for Thought: "Do ONE good thing for my body TODAY."
H.K. original quote
2 days ago