I am still actively seeking information to help me become a better version of me. I was listening to Esther Hicks teach on the Law of Attraction and she said to test the laws with something small. So, my husband and I decided to begin to ask for a group with whom we can study self-help material. Within no time, a person I had recently met told me about a book club that she was a part of. I was not interested in the first book they were studying, but in the conversation I told her some of the books I was reading. She said that they would love to use one of those books for February's book club. I took that as confirmation, so now I am thinking of the next thing I want to manifest in my life.
As far as change, this next thing is very personal, and even hard for me to admit, but I am striving to be vulnerable, real, and honest. For many years, I bit my fingernails. As I got older, I was able to stop biting them, but instead picked up the habit of picking at my cuticles. I remember hearing Tony Robbins say that one time a person he had just closed a deal with cancelled the deal when she saw that he picked his cuticles. While that is extreme, she backed out on the deal because she said he must have very little self-control. I heard that story in 2015, and it stuck with me, but I didn't change until about three weeks ago. I have done really well, and I am proud of breaking a bad habit that I have had for many years. If you have habits that you are in the process of breaking, please share them.
Ok friends, I am ready to change! I need to lose (release) 20 pounds and exercise at least 4 times a week.. I have a plan! This plan is not medically approved, so consult a physician, and alter it to suit your body and needs. 1. Incorporate intermittent fasting - a 16 hour window of fasting and an 8 hour window to eat. 2. Drink a Vitamix (blended) drink daily that includes mostly veggies. We mostly do celery, carrots, cucumber, lemon, ginger, apple, etc. 3. Drink a good amount of water daily (probably 64 ounces) and add Himalayan salt, lime, and cream of tarter to it. (See Thomas DeLauer on YouTube for more details about this) 4. Until ideal weight is achieved, give up all 'bad' carbs such as simple sugars, bread, etc. - yes all the good stuff :(. 5. Watch my portions - especially in the evening. However, I have found that now that I eat my breakfast with my lunch at 12:00 pm, I am less hungry when I get home from work. 6. Exercise at least 4 times per week. My exercise plan includes 10 minutes of high intensity on the Gazelle (any exercise type bike would do) - done in spurts, 10 minutes of hula hooping with my 4 pound hula hoop, and at least 5 minutes of stretching. It is optimal to do this workout during the fasting time, but that doesn't work with my schedule so I do it at night.
This is my plan. I would love to hear your plan for getting into shape.