My Motivation To Lose Weight | Day 14 of P90X 90 Day Challenge | A Day Of Rest And Reflection

by Erica

My motivation to lose weight and reach my ideal look has me so inspired that I’m playing sports on my rest day.

Now this is the interesting thing. In the past when I’ve been on a controlled diet and exercise regime, a day of rest meant a day of no physical activity. It also meant a day of pigging out. I had this ridiculous rule – I can eat whatever I want on a Sunday. So Sundays became a day of absolute gluttony. What’s the point?

But here’s the deal. When you’re following a diet that you don’t enjoy you’re eventually going to break down and indulge in the foods that make you happy. That’s why I always had a cheat day. Because I hated the stupid diets I was on, and couldn’t wait to get back to eating the foods I loved.

This time around, it’s different. I am learning to eat properly. I am learning to make healthy food choices. Basically my motto is, “If God didn’t make it – don’t eat it!” And it’s serving me well so far.

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Admit it! You feel healthy just looking at it don't you?

These are the benefits I’ve noticed after just 2 weeks of living this way.

  1. I don’t have any sugar cravings
  2. I don’t have any urges to binge on ‘naughty’ foods
  3. I get excited about vegetables (don’t laugh!)
  4. I am more flexible thanks to only two sessions of Yoga
  5. My tennis has improved
  6. I have a ridiculous amount of energy
  7. I feel more enthusiastic about life
  8. I feel more optimistic about life
  9. I’m less critical of my reflection
  10. I’m starting to feel at peace with myself in relationship to food

And here’s the thing, I’m not on a diet but my clothes are looser and I feel awesome! I don’t CARE what the scales say. All I know is  this – what I’m doing is working and diets don’t.

Think about it, if diets really did work why would we need more than one?  I made an inconclusive list of all of the stupid diets I’ve done. If any of them really worked why am I still overweight? I’ll tell you why. Because I never learned how to eat like a normal person. Food was always about emotional triggers and deprivation. It was never about nutrition.

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So here’s the deal. Today’s Sunday. I played tennis in the morning, went for a walk along with beach with my husband, ate a healthy balanced diet all day long and dinner is Roasted Eggplant Dip with Whole Grain Bread. It’s all natural, it’s all healthy and it’s all delicious.

We have to find a way to wean ourselves off manufactured plastic foods that offer very little nutritional value. I know junk food tastes good, believe me I know. But a pack of Dorito’s a day washed down with a bottle of Coke is as bad as putting sugar in a car’s gas tank. It’s the wrong fuel!

Look, I’m not a nutritionist or a dietician. I don’t have any degrees in this field. All I have is common sense and I read a lot. Check this out:

“Food manufacturers add harmful excitotoxic amino acids such as MSG (monosodium glutamate) to all kinds of foods to enhance taste. The government regulatory agencies allow food manufacturers to call these additives by any name they choose – such as caseinate, autolyzed yeast enzymes, beef or chicken broth, natural flavoring, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, soy protein concentrates, soy proteins, soy isolates, and autolyzed yeast extract. All of these names are disguised names for glutamates, but as long as the glutamate content is less than 99% pure it is legally allowed by the FDA. All of these substances can and do cause brain damage. Learning how to read packaging for these tricks will keep excitotoxins out of your diet and will save your life.” ~ Dr Russell Blaylock In Suzanne Somers “Breakthrough. Eight Steps to Wellness”motivation to lose weight

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And don’t think you’re off the hook if you’re drinking Diet Coke.motivation to lose weight

“Diet soda is not only addictive, but just one diet soda can kill the neurons in your brain within six to eight hours. These chemicals literally “excite” the nuerons to death, which is why they call them “excitotoxins.” Their regular consumption can cause brain damage and cancer, as aspartame increases your cancer risk.” ~ Dr Russell Blaylock in Suzanne Somers, “Breakthrough. Eight Steps to Wellness”

Again, I don’t have any degrees in diet and nutrition. All I know is the diet industry has failed me for 33 years. This time I’m doing it my way. And when I succeed I’ll share all my secrets with you so you can too.

If there is one book I would recommend to you it’s this one here. I first read “Breakthrough” about 3 years ago and I can’t tell you how many of my friends I have recommended it to and how many of them have improved their lives because of it. And if you think Suzanne’s a flake I would urge you to think again. She’s gone through it all when it comes to health challenges and she’s come out the other side wiser, stronger and healthier than ever. It could be the last book you ever need to buy on health and wellness. In it she reveals life-altering secrets from today’s cutting edge doctors. And this is real cutting edge – trust me!

So if you want to make health and wellness a priority in 2012, join me here. Find your motivation to lose weight and come on a journey with me to discover how you can lose weight and look great by never dieting again.

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