Day #10 of The 12 Fitness Days of Christmas

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1. Change “I’ll Try” to “I WILL”. You must totally commit to your actions. When people say “I”ll TRY” they are giving themselves a way out when things get tough. With an “I Will” attitude you eliminate the “QUIT OPTION” and this will help you find the bigger reason why you want to achieve your goals.

Your mindset about your goals will change when you find what drives and motivates you deeply. When you find that drive, that motivation, you will start living an extraordinary life.

2. Eliminate clutter – When people think of physical fitness, the first and most obvious thing to think of is your body and maybe food. However, in the grand scheme of fitness, weight loss and wellness, there are so many other factors that influence your success in gaining and maintaining balance.

Your mindset, time management skills, the supportive people in your life and your environment all have a hand in striking and maintaining those awesome fitness goals. Even if you know what your plan is to get in shape, even if you have the best information and even love the physical activities, if you are weighed down with the burden of clutter in your life you may find that you are struggling to make it through your awesomely planned weeks!

Clutter is an extra burden that makes everything far more of a challenge.

Clutter is excess weight, negative emotion, confusion, defeat and obstacles.

Clutter is the feeling of being stuck.

Clutter is frustration.

Clutter is also easy to eliminate.

Work on cleaning up the clutter and maybe those extra few pounds will disappear as well

3. Eat more vegetables – You can eat huge amount of vegetables and feel good about it.  They contain antioxidant, micronutrient, and anti-inflammatory properties and should form the BULK of your diet relating to portion sizes. Make veggies a centerpiece of your meals and snacks. You should consume larger quantities and be confident that it takes a huge heap of veggies to even come close to maxing out your carbohydrate “budget” for the day.

Try to buy locally-grown vegetables for freshness, taste, and maximum nutrient value. Local produce ranks above anything even remotely-grown organic vegetables, because the health benefits are lessened when produce is picked early and transported long distances to your market.

Here is a quick list of some of the vegetables with the highest antioxidant values: beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, garlic, kale, onion, peas, red bell peppers, spinach, and yellow squash.

4. Stop complaining! Instead of complaining about never getting what you want, CREATE what you want.

Set a goal that excites you, something with a finish line something tangible and then go make its reality.  Complaining doesn’t help anything intact that kind of negative mindset will hold you back and create a bad vibe.

If you want something you don’t have, maybe it’s time to do things differently.

About the Author John Praino

Coach John's enthusiastic approach and positive energy will get anyone excited about fitness. However it's his ability to motivate and inspire people to do more not just in the dojo but in life that gets results.

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