Listen up! Why are we so dang hard on ourselves? We need to aim for progress, not perfection!
I believe that we have to focus on the INPUT (the actions to get to our goals) instead of the OUTPUT (the actual goal or destination).
You see we ALL want to drop 10 pounds, become millionaires, change lives & live with true intent & purpose.
BUT we are ONLY focusing on what we DID NOT do. Like:
We ate too much
We ate junk all week
We spent too much money
We didn’t workout all week
We aren’t reaching that *goal*
But let’s change it up! Let’s focus on the LITTLE things that make the BIG things. Let’s set small action goals instead.
If you are wanting to live a healthier, wealthier and happier life, you HAVE to first admit what you know you should change & put small goals around it.
If you are shopping online 10x a week, make it a goal to only shop online 1x a week.
If you are eating 3,000+ calories and junk, make a goal to eliminate just one bad thing.
If you are sitting on the couch too often, make a goal to get active 3x a week.
You see that’s where we have it ALL WRONG. We think it’s sustainable to go from 0 to 100 real quick!
It’s not the right way, it’s the quickest way to fail.
When you start small & notice the differences and impact it has on your life, it builds your confidence & momentum.
I think the first step to living a purposeful life full of energy and positivity is to watch what you are putting into your body!!! Food is our FUEL. Just like a car doesn’t run as well on ethanol as it does on pure gasoline, it’s the same with our bodies.
When we eat JUNK, we operate like JUNK.
Remember the small things make a difference. Once we FEEL better on the inside, we think more clearly, we laugh more often & we give grace to others who need it.
Here’s a few easy HEALTH tips to focus on this week:
1. Focus on your macros: Protein, Fat & Carbs.
In America, we are consuming SO many bad carbs which is leading to one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Focus on a healthy combination of protein, fat & healthy carbs.
2. Use IIFYM.COM to calculate an approx. portion of macros that you need daily. It’s super easy!
3. Use MyFitness Pal (It’s free)
You can track your food here. Once you know what portion of macros you need to be getting in, I recommend just starting here so you know where you are at.
DON’T just go from eating JUNK all day everyday to eating eggs & chicken, it’s NOT a diet. Start slowly eliminating the bad things from your diet once you know exactly what those bad habits are. (Check out my five FREE and quick meals at the bottom)
REMEMBER, for anything to change, it starts in your mind!
Many people are addicted to the bad chemicals in our food, it’s hard to break an addiction.
If it starts in your mind then the first thing you will need to do is to journal & truly write down why you believe you have an addiction to food, shopping, substances… whatever it is, you have to DECIDE in your mind FIRST before making any changes.
If you are insecure about your weight, appearance, finances, whatever it is— Work on what you can do daily to change this for yourself!
YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN MAKE THE CHANGE TO BECOMING WILDLY WELL!
Five quick meal ideas: (I believe these meals will allow you to make healthy eating a long term plan! Cutting out too much food in the beginning will leave you feeling deprived. Remember, portions matter but here are a few healthy meal ideas that also taste delicious.
Loaded Sweet Potato Fries:
Frozen Alexia brand fries (or homemade is best, slice sweet potato into fries and bake)
1 lb ground turkey
Mrs. Dash taco seasoning
¼ cup Low fat cheddar cheese shredded
Optional: Avocado, 0% Fage Yogurt, onions
Buffalo Chicken Tenders
1 lb boneless skinless chicken (cut into chunks)
Franks Hot Sauce
Dash of milk
(You can use the air fryer which is AMAZING or cook in the oven)
Fish Tacos with corn salsa
4 tilapia or cod planks
1 tsp olive oil
Blackened seasoning (I like Chef Paul Prudhomme Blackened redfish magic blend)
(Top with Corn salsa):
Can of fiesta corn
1 can of black beans
½ Bell Pepper
Italian Chicken Pasta
Ronzoni Garden Delight Veggie pasta
1 lb grilled chicken
Italian dressing (find the one w the lowest sugar)
Refrigerate & serve cold
Josephs low carb pita bread
1 lb ground turkey
Mrs. Dash seasoning on burger patties
Grill burgers & put toppings inside of pita and eat.