In this episode Susan asked for help getting and staying motivated. Though there are a few steps that she needs to do so that she has a plan for exercise and eating that will help her, that’s not the motivation obstacle for her.
In Bliss Charge:
If, like Susan, you’ve got a life’s passion that has simply disappeared from your life, start there. Put it back! Even in small scale, it matters. Susan, for instance, loves to sing and she’s not had any singing gigs for years. Did you notice? She never mentioned the need for compensation or money, just the singing.
None of us get motivated by setting a logical goal.
Susan’s nutrition and exercise are the easy part for her once she has some excitement back in her life about “why” to do them.
Our minds form a “who” we are and we treat ourselves accordingly. As soon as we start acting as if we already have what we want and taking actions to get it, things begin to change. It’s not all meditation and woo-woo! You can’t pray your way to being different. You do have to hustle. In Susan’s case I suggest she start creating ways she can sing. Whether it’s getting in front of an audience at a coffee shop to sing carols during the holiday season, or creating holiday or Valentine’s playlist on YouTube that allows her to begin marketing herself, or she gets a gigmaster.com listing for a few months to see what happens.
Just taking action and beginning to dream again can change everything about your motivation to take better care of yourself.
Then, she’ll be more likely to use the equipment in her house – or take a risk and get outdoors.
Dress for Success!
Get motivated with the right “uniform.” We have had it all backwards for too long. Waiting… to wear clothes you love, to get out and do the things you love… needs a flip! I sat down and talked with Skirt Sports owner Nicole DeBoom in this episode about the relationship you have with you body NOW. It’s so important to feel good while you’re on the journey (and end that, anal-retentive attitude of …when I reach XYZ…then I’ll ABC)! Watch the transformation of our real women models!
In Minute Made Meals:
Get motivated with the right food for all-day energy.
- Focus on the “FIRST TWO” with a high protein breakfast (35 grams) plus fiber and fat to keep you full and satisfied until your next meal. For so many of us breakfast is a roll of the dice. Sometimes we get it and sometimes we don’t.
You think the wheels fall off the bus at lunch but truly it happens when you fail yourself at breakfast.
If you nail breakfast, data show that we voluntarily make better decisions at the next meal.
2. Then, keep it simple. Plan, plan, plan for simple high protein, fat, and high-nutrient dense foods whether you’re on-the-go or at home. My lunch included: shrimp, avocado, nuts, and you could add berries or an orange for a little carbohydrate to power your afternoon and defeat cravings before they begin. The most important part of lunch? The insulated cooler so it’s simple to go out the door ready to win.
3. Make dinner. Snacking because no one else is at home to cook for implies you’re not worth it. Make preparing for each meal a priority.
Muscles in Minutes:
Get motivated with all the right moves.
Check this Basic Training planning tool out so that you get started simply, progress gradually, and get onto the workouts that will reap you rewards.
Big thanks to our friends at Skirt Sports today for showing us how to fit now. When you look good, you feel good, and you do good. You’ll be inspired to exercise more often and longer when you feel good about the way you look. Dress for success. Make sure you’re on our subscriber list so you don’t miss any juicy episode or the special discounts and giveaways that our partners and sponsors share! Visit Skirt Sports online (and find out how you can visit for a live fitting with Flipping 50’s Fall Flip weekend in Boulder, CO)!
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The Key Flip of the Day
Get motivated by making it easy to do the right thing and tie your heart strings to it. Plan ahead, and live in the present. The best way to do that is to: