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GRATITUDE

๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐ โ€œ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐? โฃโฃ
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To the girl pinching her loose skin in the mirror, thank that skin for protecting your body. โฃโฃ
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To the girl who hates her thick thighs, thank them for supporting your body to walk, jump, and run. โฃโฃ
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To the girl embarrassed by her flat chest, thank it for being the home to your lungs allowing you to breathe fresh air. โฃโฃ
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To the girl despising the rolls on her stomach, thank your belly for keeping you fueled and thriving. โฃโฃ
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To the girl who tries to โ€œburn offโ€ her arm flab, thank those arms for pushing, pulling, and carrying you through life. โฃโฃ
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To the girl hiding her stretch marks, cellulite, and acne, thank them for being a sign that your body is functioning and capable of growth. โฃโฃ
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You donโ€™t have to love your body just yet, but find gratitude.โฃโฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž๐œ๐ž – ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ. โฃโฃ

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End the Quick Fixes

๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐? A fancy gym, new workout clothes, motivation, skinny teas, fat burners, wraps, an extreme diet, or crazy restriction. โฃ
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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐? Patience, time, consistency, discipline, more movement, and an understanding of caloric consumption depending on your goals. โฃ
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Stop looking for quick fixes and easy solutions and do things the right way. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ.ย ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’•โฃ

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Willpower is NOT a Thing

๐ˆ ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ.โฃ
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I can be just as guilty of making poor nutrition choices, not sleeping enough, drinking too much caffeine, eating too much chocolate, and skipping a workout here or there.โฃ
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Before you go blaming your lack of willpower hear me out.โฃ
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Willpower doesn’t really exist at all.โฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด?โฃ
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Getting really clear on what you want to accomplish.โฃ
Deciding what you are willing (and unwilling) to do to get there.โฃ
Setting yourself up for success.โฃ
Making choices that will take you closer to your goals.โฃ
Taking action towards those choices even when you don’t necessarily feel like it.โฃ
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You don’t lack willpower.โฃ
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You just aren’t taking action yet.โฃ
You haven’t given yourself enough time to build up a routine yet.โฃ
You are still waiting for the motivation and willpower to kick in, instead of using your discipline.โฃ
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๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.โฃ

Are you getting your Thursday workout in?!

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๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒถ ๐Ÿ’ ๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐“๐‘๐€๐๐’๐…๐Ž๐‘๐Œ๐„๐ƒ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐‰๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽโฃ

For years, food was my biggest enemy. I would eat too little, eat too much, and usually start fresh every Monday. With so much information out there, and so much desperation for success it can be easy to get overwhelmed with what is factual and what is a load of marketing BS from the diet industry. โฃ
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With time, I managed to navigate myย way through ALL the diets, and find what works for me. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ. โฃ

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BUT that being said, here are 4 of the biggest truths I learned through trial and error to help get you goingโ€ฆ โฃ

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1๏ธโƒฃย ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ข๐ญ. I see this all the timeโ€ฆ an extra pour of creamer in your coffee, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter instead of one, 8 ounces of chicken instead of 4. They seem small, but if itโ€™s happening daily, it will add up over time. Youโ€™re likely frustrated because youโ€™re eating all of the right things and not losing weight, but so often we donโ€™t account for exactly how much. The best way to get honest about this is to MEASURE what youโ€™re doing (with a food scale, measuring cups, portion containers, whatever works for you) AND then also to TRACK it. Hold yourself accountable. โฃ

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2๏ธโƒฃย ๐Œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ. This is not to say fitness isnโ€™t important. It is. In fact it was the number one thing to keep me MOTIVATED to stay on track with my nutrition BUT if youโ€™re doing it just to burn calories to lose weight youโ€™re doing it wrong. Track your steps for overall health, but donโ€™t become a slave to it. Move more to stay motivated. Use resistance training to reshape your body. But, also know that you donโ€™t need to โ€œeat backโ€ your calories burned, or โ€œburn offโ€ what you ate. I honestly turn off the activity estimate entirely in my fitness pal. โฃ

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3๏ธโƒฃย ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ. Hate celery juice. Stop drinking it. Love cream in your coffee. Drink it, track it and make it work within your day. When you stop jumping on every latest health bandwagon youโ€™ll be able to discover the healthy foods you genuinely enjoy, and will continue to consume them consistently and sustainably because you actually like them. Youโ€™ll also be able to incorporate the foods some may deem โ€œunhealthyโ€, simply because you like them, and will be more likely to continue to work towards your goals because youโ€™re happy and satisfied, not forcing down kale salads at every meal when you secretly hate it. โฃ

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4๏ธโƒฃย ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. You can eat carbohydrates at night, skip breakfast in the morning, eat 3 square meals a day or 6 mini meals throughout the day. So long as you are in a caloric deficit, you will continue to lose weight. What is important is discovering the timing that will make you most likely to stick with your plan, and potentially get the most of your workouts BUT if your main goal is fat loss, focus on sticking to a calorie deficit FIRST before you even think about timing. โฃ
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๐‡๐„๐‹๐๐…๐”๐‹?!?! ๐€๐ง๐ฒ ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ? โฃ
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Transformation isn’t a butterfly. ๐Ÿฆ‹โฃ

It’s the thing before you get to be a pretty bug flying away. โฃ
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It’s huddling in the dark cocoon and then pushing your way out. โฃ
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It’s the messy work of making sense of your fortunes and misfortunes, desires and doubts, hang-ups and sorrows, actions and accidents, mistakes and successes, so you can go on and become the person you must next become.โฃ
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– Cheryl Strayed โฃ

Happy Tuesdayย ๐Ÿ’•ย Reminder to forever embrace your messย ๐Ÿฆ‹

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