Category Archives: Fitness

Scale Jail

images-21Many of us torture ourselves by getting on the scale day-in and day-out.  Well the truth of the matter is that sometime, most of the time, the scale doesn’t tell the whole story.  It can’t!!!!  When you have been working out hard and staying committed to your plan the last thing you want to do is get on that scale and have it shatter your motivation!  Trust me it will!  Today I want to offer you a “GET OUT OF SCALE JAIL” card.  With my mega phone I am giving you permission, while ordering you to, “PLEASE BACK AWAY FROM THE SCALE!”

Here are 3 factors that could impact that number on the scale:

1) Did you eat or drink anything prior to getting on that scale?  (I am pretty sure you did, so don’t do it!)

2) What did you eat the night before?  Did you have a nice clean meal or was it Saturday night cheat night and you treated yourself to a little something, something?  Again, don’t do it!  Most of the foods that we consider “cheat foods” do nothing but make us bloated with all of there sugar and salty goodness!

3)  Have you been drinking enough water?  I for one know that my water intake has a huge impact on my weight.  I try to drink 10 glasses of water a day.  That’s 80 oz.  When I fall short of that I can definitely feel the effects.  My body starts to hold onto fluid, instead of flushing it out.

I hope this will release you from you self-imposed scale jail, for a little while anyway.  If you need to be reminded, let me know!  I encourage you to buy a tape measure and take your measurements!  When you can see the inches melt away that’s when you know you are changing your body composition…and that doesn’t always show on the scale!

With love, compassion, and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke

http://www.facebook.com/thejourneytoabetteryou

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Life!

images-36How many times have you set out to lose weight only to come upon some obstacle before you get started?  We have all been faced with this at some point or another.  Statistics give us hard evidence that we all start out with good intentions.  This ABC News article states that while the New Year is the best time to get a new membership, 60% of those memberships go unused! http://abcnews.go.com/Business/year-black-friday-gym-industry-now-time-find/story?id=12503698.  Holy moly!  The gyms rake in the dough come New Year’s!  What happens?  Weight-loss is not just about food and exercise.  The biggest obstacle when it comes to shedding those unwanted pounds, is changing your mindset.  The mind is a terrible thing to waste, but the mind is also very powerful.  Think about it, how easy is it to talk yourself out of something, or into something for that matter.

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How many times a day do you say something negative about yourself?   Things like, “My arms are fat.  I’m too tired and out of shape.  I can’t do that.  I’m too busy.  I will never be able to do that.”  These are ALL negative messages that set you up for failure!   How long has this been going on?  Way too long!  I want to empower to change your mindset.  When you become conscious of your thoughts and replace the negative thoughts with positive thoughts you WILL change your life!  The negative thoughts must be shut down if you are going to achieve successful, permanent weight-loss.  That will sometimes mean shutting the person down who is speaking negative comments to you!  You need to surround yourself with positivity.  Things that are uplifting to your soul.  Changing your mindset isn’t much different from changing your food.  You replace a bad food with a good food; replace a negative thought with a positive thought!  Instead of looking at weight-loss with an attitude of deprivation look at with an attitude of success.  You are giving yourself and your family the gift of life!  You deserve to live a long healthy life.  You can do this!

With Love, compassion, and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke