Monthly Archives: April 2014

It’s About Self-Care

The question you need to ask yourself as you wonder, “Is it really worth it to exercise and eat healthy?” is “Do I love myself enough to make the changes necessary to feel better and have a better life?”

The key to self-care is just that, care about yourself.  If you care enough to get rid of cellulite or to lose weight, you’ll make some radical changes in your personal life.  If you don’t care enough, you won’t change ENOUGH and neither will your cellulite or weight loss problem!

So, ask yourself, “Do I Care Enough?”  And, if you do, why?

  1. Is it because you want to wear a swimsuit without being embarrassed?
  2. Is it because you want your body to appear perfect instead of flawed?
  3. Is it because you’re insecure enough to let this “physical thing” bother you?
  4. Is it because you have a self-image that’s “young” and cellulite is “old”?
  5. Is it because you’re a competitive person who wants to be as attractive as other men or women?
  6. Is it because you want to be the best you that you can be?
  7. *
  8. *

Admittedly, I have come to understand that my weight is a direct barometer of my happiness. Whenever I start to put on the pounds, I immediately re-focus on my methods for healthy weight loss before my weight gets out of control.

Whatever your reason; whether it is “sick” or “pure”, it’s yours.  I only hope that it is a good enough one to enable you to care enough to implement and continue with your weight loss program.

Take care of yourself.  If you want to be healthy, make healthier choices. Be mindful of what you put into your body.  Increase your fruit and vegetable intake, adopt a regular exercise routine and cut out processed food.  Make positive changes in your life and shed the excuses.

* Write in your own reason(s).

To your health,

CJ

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Yoga at Home

Practicing YogaOf all the latest trends in diet and exercise, Yoga seems to be among the best practices to burn fat, as well as promote overall mental and physical health.  Having been an athlete, I completely understand the importance of strength and flexibility.  The practice of Yoga; however, is a new experience to me.  I have a number of friends (male & female) who swear by Yoga suggesting it not only helps you be flexible, it strengthens your muscles and also helps you lose weight.

I am researching my plan to incorporate Yoga or Pilates into my fitness routine.  So far, so good.  Most local gyms offer Yoga classes open to people of all ages and fitness levels.  Maybe you’re interested in Yoga, but can’t find time to make a class.  Or, would prefer doing Yoga at home rather than at a health club/gym.  In any case, here is a good site with free yoga videos.

Yoga is beautiful.  But, make no mistake, Yoga isn’t an “easy,” “girly” “sport.”  It isn’t just stretching.  It’s tough.  It’s breathing through that moment of tightness. It’s taking the initial step and getting to the mat.  Some of you will care so much that you’ll try some Yoga and Pilates techniques.  You’ll care so much that you’ll even try to encourage some of your own friends, family and associates to “get into” Yoga as well.

So, how much do you really care?

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