Try to do these things once each day. You’ll be surprised how positive you start to feel!
STRETCH: Once a day for 15 minutes. Ahh..
SOCIALIZE: Touch base with at least 1 friend or family member. :)
STYLIZE: Wear 1 thing that you love. It’ll bring our the best in you & your wardrobe!
Keep in mind that YOU’RE WORTH IT!!! So take care of yourself & make sure to squeeze in a little TLC (Tender Lovin’ Care) for yourself every day! xoxo
THINK I CAN is more than a blog about good health and nutrition, it’s a blog about happiness and a positive outlook on life. It’s a blog to inspire you to make changes that enrich the lives of yourself and others. It’s about believing in yourself and accepting human limitations. It’s about pushing those limits and bringing the best out of yourself and putting it into every aspect of your life and your community. It’s a lifestyle and a commitment to yourself to meet your goals and appreciate your own accomplishments. It’s a community, where you can find support and cheer each other on. It’s a fresh start, a chance to learn and a place to find happiness.
THINK I CAN isn’t just a blog, it’s a movement.
It’s a new week and I know I’m going to be trying to stay true to my “crunch and burn” NIKE ab workout daily. What are your health, positivity, or fitness goals for this week?!
We’ve all been there, snacking when we aren’t hungry. For some of us it’s a once in a while thing, but for a lot of us, well, we’re frequent snackers! So what’s the deal? WHY do we want to eat when we aren’t hungry? Chances are that there are emotions behind our eating, whether we know it or not. Before you head to the fridge for a snack, stop a moment and check in with yourself. You might be feeling:
Stress- Is everything just adding up at once? Maybe you’re eating just to take a break or mentally check out for a moment as a mini-escape. Try: A 15 minute work out or walk around the block instead. If you’re stuck indoors grab something squishy and use it as a stress ball to keep your hands busy!
Anxiety- Are you worrying about something? Sometimes people eat as a nervous habit just to have something to do while waiting for news, procrastinating, or feeling worried. Try: Writing in a diary or journal, or just making a list of what might be making you anxious. Identifying the issues might help. Still feel anxious? Call a friend for a chat!
Sad- When we’re sad there can be a lot of self-doubt involved. Maybe we’re wondering how we’ll get through something (such as a personal loss), or maybe we’re wondering what’s wrong with us or why we aren’t good enough after an event like a break-up or getting fired or laid off. When we eat when we’re sad, it’s a distraction. It’s also a way of giving in to our insecurities and not taking care of ourselves. Try: Reading a magazine or book. Unlike when we watch television, reading keeps our hands busy and limits our abilities to shovel pints of ice cream down our throats while in the depths of our sorrows.
Angry- Being ticked off isn’t always easy to handle, and junk food can seem like a tame response. After all, eating is a more sociably acceptable response than yelling, throwing a stiletto, or calling someone names- but that doesn’t make it good for you. Try: Going for a run or doing a 15 minute focus work-out. If you think a work-out when you’re worked up isn’t the answer, take a shower instead… and sing! Singing and being mad are hard to do at the same time. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself and see!
Happy- We don’t always realize that being sublimely happy is often paired with eating. Maybe you’ve just gotten a promotion, or a good grade, or even lost 5 pounds: whatever the case may be, eating is often the celebratory act! Unfortunately, all that party food and snacking tends to be followed by uncomfortably tight pants and self-frustration, neither of which should or are what being happy is all about! Try: Meeting up with friends for coffee instead of late night bars, dinner, or happy hours. By limiting what’s available where you eat/drink, you also limit your chances of stuffing yourself when you’re already full.
The bottom line? Take emotions into account BEFORE you eat and you’ll be a much happier, healthier person!