Century Challenge day 9: Seeds of belief

December….  Time to evaluate 2009 and set sights on 2010.  Here’s some great tips from the IronGirl e-newsletter.  I can really say that this December I’m feeling more than just hopeful, I’m feeling confident about what I want to achieve next year.  This time around I am humble enough to allow support to keep me accountable, I have planted seeds of small successes into my subconscious so I believe I am capable, and I have proven to myself that I can move from just wanting/wishing/hoping to having/being/doing by making a simple decision and committing.  I know that I said I would be wise to do the minimum 100′s before the race on Sat, but after the 300′s yesterday, I’m not sore… so 200 squats/200 crunches/ 200 curls and dips.  Another seed planted into my subconscious beliefs…. ”I am getting stronger and better.  My efforts make a difference and count.”    

New Year’s Tip

from Marni Sumbal, M.S., CISSN, ADA Adult Weight management certification and Iron Girl Nutritionist

If there are areas in your life that you hope to change in 2010, take time to recognize what didn’t work in 2009. If you keep doing the same things you will receive the same results.
Here are a few things to get you moving in the right direction:
In no particular order….
1) Pack your lunch if you work outside the home
2) Eat out no more than 3 times a month
3) Exercise more than 5 times a week, for at least 45 minutes each workout
4) Eat a complex carbohydrate, protein-filled breakfast everyday
5) Never go into a meal starving
6) Read food labels
7) Reduce your intake of sodium
8) Set realistic weight loss and/or fitness goals
9) Replace foods, don’t eliminate
10) Drink more water before, during and after meals

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