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Wondering how to stay motivated when all you want to do is sit on the couch with a bag of Skittles in one hand and the remote in the other?
Before I drop a few thoughts, I need to clarify something: you probably know how I feel about “dieting.” In short, I'm not a fan. And in this video, I'm NOT talking about how to stay motivated to diet, or how to stay motivated to over-train, under-eat or over-stress about your body.
I'm not about to hand you my own food-centered version of “fitspo.” (To me, fitspo is a no-no. <NSFW)
I'm talking about how to stay motivated to be productive. Active. To fuel your body with foods that make it feel good and to do the things that actually make you feel accomplished.
Check out my video, and leave me your thoughts in the comments!
Oddly, continually doing the things that make you feel great can sometimes be tough – especially if you're used to doing the opposite (whether that's going crazy with the junk food or the screen time or abusing yourself with toxic diet behavior).
For me, establishing a new normal when I was entrenched in my old ways was a challenge. But it wasn't impossible, and these tips got me from A to Z.
Because really, when I want to eat Skittles and couch surf, it's not because I really want to eat Skittles and couch surf. It's because I'm working through some emotional block using foods that I used to turn to when I felt bad, or because it's super cold outside and I don't want to take water to the goats so I figure I might as well light it all on fire (metaphorically) and just dig out the leftover Halloween candy from 2011.
Get my meaning? This is about how to make the behaviors that make you feel good into the things you do automatically.
Thanks for watching!
PS: In the video I reference ice cream instead of Skittles. Really, I think full-fat ice cream with no wonky additives can be a perfectly good treat.
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