Believe In Yourself: Set Realistic Dieting & Fitness Goals

It's very important to set realistic dieting and fitness goals for yourself. This way you avoid the frustration of having to "give-up" or feel like a "failure" because of overly ambitious goals. Instead, set achievable goals, and celebrate every milestone. For example... If you want to lose twenty pounds, set a starting goal for five. Once you reach your five pound goal, it will be much easier for you to get motivated to continue on to the next five. Before you know it, you will have lost all twenty. Do the same with your fitness goals... ...more

I couldn't agree with you more. I've tried numerous fad diets that takes the weight off ...more

How NOT to eat emotionally: Ten things to do with a feeling when you really don’t know what to do with it

How many times have you started at diet or weight loss plan, a fresh new day of healthy eating, only to feel completely derailed by an unexpected bad day, an awful experience or strong emotions—hurt, anger, disappointment, even boredom—that seemed to magnetically pull you to the refrigerator? We’ve been talking about that in my Coaching Club program and it inspired this post. Ten things to do with a feeling when you DON’T KNOW what to do with it: 1. Breathe ...more

Dieting Tip: Keep Healthy Foods In The House At All Times.

When we go on a diet the first thing we do is get rid of all the high calorie and high fat products in the house. And that's good...Getting rid of our temptation is probably the most important first step in successful dieting. But, if you forget the second most important step, you will run the risk of failure. So...What's the second step? Make sure you always have a good supply of healthy food in your house. That sounds like a no-brainer, but it's something many of us have a tendency to forget. ...more

This is sooo true.  Thanks for the reminder.

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Increase Your Weight Loss Success By Dieting With A Friend

If you are really serious about losing weight and eating healthy, ask a friend to join you. A friend or dieting partner can be very beneficial to your success. Someone you can go to the gym with. Someone you can share a healthy meal with. Someone you can share your dieting ups and downs with. ...more

I absolutely have a workout partner, and I don't think I'd go to the gym half as often if I ...more

Finding that oh so hard to find motivation and time

I have been a procrastinator since birth, and also a pack rat, but the latter is for a different piece. I was the person in college in the computer lab until the early a.m. working on papers due that day (with a lot company I should mention so you don’t judge too harshly). I met my college roommate (that I still live with) by pulling all-nighters. She holds the record in our group of friends for consecutive nights without sleep. ...more

Carrots, Literal and Otherwise

In my quest to lead my extra poundage into the forest and leave it hopelessly lost, never to find me again, I have gone astray. To start, I have mistaken several boxes of chocolate-covered cherries for wholesome vegetables. And I've stretched the definition of exercise so far, it's given up and gone into hibernation. What I need are carrots. The literal kind are waiting for me at the super--they're easy. It's the other kind, you know, the kind that make me stick with some reasonable form of exercise, that are slim pickings. ...more

Overweight, Miserable and Ready for a Challenge

At 5'1 and 1-- lbs., I'm not only short, but OVERWEIGHT and desperately need motivation to exercise.  I used to exercise regularly, going to the gym 3 times a week and being active outdoors on the weekends.  Then I broke my foot.  That was the beginning of the end for me!  I'm e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g as you're reading this.  Once I start exercising, I know the nutrition part will follow because there's no way I'm going to sweat my *ss off (I wish) and practically kill myself to workout only to blow it on a bowl of ice cream (yes, that's my weakness - sweets).  Anyway, I d ...more

You Are What You Eat

Day 2 of 61 Days to Better Health - You are what you eat. Do you know what you're eating? I know it sounds silly, but you would really be surprised how much you can eat when you're just not paying attention. It's not always about how much you ate; what about your food choices? Are you eating processed food all day? Do you eat anything healthy at all? ...more

I tried an online food diary, through my blog. I was hoping putting it out into public would ...more

61 Days To Better Health

What does better health mean to you? Eating better? Losing weight? Getting more exercise? Reducing stress? Well, it's actually all of those things, and more. It's also something different for everyone. I'm going to be taking a holistic approach for the next 61 days, looking at all aspects of healthy living. Some things may seem like common sense, but it's funny how we often need a little nudge or reminder. ...more

It's funny how we all know sugar is addictive and causes health issues, but then we hand it ...more

Work Hard. There's no If's, And's, or But's About It.

I recently watched Gary Vaynerchuck, of Wine Library TV, deliver at the Web 2.0 Expo...on YouTube. And, when you're feeling down, feeling like, you're giving up too much of life, or that breaking into the social media mold is just 'too hard' or you've gotten lost within this space. Watch this. It's a good kick in the pants. ...more