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A Fitter, Firmer, Self-esteem
A Fitter, Firmer, Self-esteem
Good Day Sweet people!
Today I am going to enlighten your minds with another unique topic
that will enhance your positive self-esteem. It's about getting fitter
and firmer and healthier, which brings on more natural feelings of
For the past few months I have been busy researching and putting
together tons of information and much needed facts about the female
body. This will be a new section to womensselfesteem.com, I hope you
As for my article today I am going to tease your mind a bit with what I have done in the fitness area. I am working hard on simplifying the
information that is out there. Through-out the years of frequenting
gyms, running, cycling and racket sports, I have had the pleasure to
meet and learn from many trainers and fitness instructors. I have done
my best to share with you a few thoughts to peak your interest.
Remember ladies, this is one of the best self-esteem tips I can bring
I have simplified the "dieting thing" for you all. If you want to
"diet" and really lose weight and be a MUCH better you, please read
on. We hear about "DIETING" everywhere we go. Every day there is a
"New" diet out there that praises itself for being better than any
other ever tried. "HMMMMMM" is all I have to say about that word
"DIET". People that are severely over weight and need medical help
should refer to a nutritionist. A nutritionist today is very well
educated about better eating habits. They will unfortunately use terms
like ounces and grams, which most people tune out very quickly. Once
the nutritionist has helped you reach a certain goal, you will then be
left to maintain your eating habits on your own. If you are not a very
self motivated person, chances are you will not be able to continue
alone. This is where people like myself come in to play. We are
realists and we speak in real words. We try to make losing weight an
easy habit to put into your schedule. No fancy foods or scales or
charts. Just simplicity.
As I mentioned earlier in my blog, I have been involved in health and
fitness for over 20 years of my life and I have read it all and I have
heard it all. I have spoken to many, many experts in the fitness area
and trainers in many fitness facilities. My thoughts after all my
years of experience is simple:
Take that word "DIET" and toss it into the trash and hit delete
forever. Then you will think about your habits of eating as just that,
Now you are going to change your eating habits, it is that easy. I
know what you are thinking, "Where do I start?" Well, you start simply
by cutting everything that you eat in HALF and I do mean everything.
Once you get use to this habit, you will have shrank your stomach a
bit and you will feel less hungry than when you started this change in
your eating habits. Take a real good look at what you eat a lot of.
You are smart enough to know that a balanced meal is the best meal.
Not more of this and less of that. FAT is FAT. SUGAR IS SUGAR. We know
that they, in small doses, are necessary for our body to function
properly and healthy.
Also the time of the day in which to eat is important for your better
habits. If you are on a day time work schedule, this is easiest for
you. People that are on night shifts tend to have a harder time in
watching the clock and choosing the best times to eat. Think about
when you are beginning your day, your mid day, your relaxed time of
your day. Your beginning time is when you can afford to eat a bigger
meal, then cut it in half. Mid day is a lesser meal, then cut it in
half. I would even say keep it light. Then we have the last part of
your day when all you want to do is vegetate. OK that's cool then eat
veggies and salads. The rule of thumb here is simple also: do not eat
at least for 4 hours before bedtime. POPCORN (Low fat of course), or
GOLDFISH (YUMMIE) is a definite must when you need to munch on
something. Watch out for the juices. They are a morning drink at best,
they are very high in sugar.
WATER< WATER< WATER.
There is not a person in the world that actually can drink enough
water. You should actually drink 1/2 your body weight of water a day.
"MHM, jeesh" is what I say also. Even I cannot get that much water
down, but I do my best. White wine is your best cocktail, again in
moderation of course. Careful of the light beer, it is OK if you drink
1. That's it though. Red Wines are a good thing for your body, but
they are higher in sugar, so again, 1 glass is all you should have. Pure carrot juice totally rules the world. Not only is it very
refreshing, but it is very, very healthy. Ladies it works well with
your body to sweeten your odors too. Soy drinks are my favorite, but
watch those. 1 glass per day Ladies. Alcohol itself is low in
calories, if you drink shots. Add anything to it besides water and you
are in a danger zone. We all know 1 is never enough, so best to get
use to shots if you like alcohol.
A lot depends on how busy a person keeps in a day. "MOVE IT- TO LOSE
IT" is very good food for thought. If there are stairs, then climb
them. You know it is the best thing to do to help your body burn
unwanted food. Laziness is your enemy, now that you have started
better eating habits. Park your car at the end of the parking lot and
WALK> WALK> WALK. If you like shopping, do it. It will help kick off a
lot of unwanted food also. When I am driving in my car, I am always
thinking of some sort of movement that I can be doing while I drive,
like squeezing your butt muscles together or doing tummy tighteners or
tightening your legs. Sex is also a good and fun way to burn baby
burn. (winks) EVERYTHING that you move in your body takes energy,
which it gets from your stored, unwanted food. Even smiling takes an
amazing amount of muscle movement which takes energy to do. Cleaning,
is another very good thing to do, vacuuming burns a lot of energy
I sense a sigh already, so listen up here: If you WANT to be healthier
and more fit, and I do not mean, look like a Barbie doll, I mean fit
and firmer, it is possible. But like anything else that I am trying to
help you with in this website, you have to want it. And I mean want it
all the time. This is a direct way to a better self-esteem for you!
I know that if you have come into this website, that you spend a lot
of time trying to learn how to NOT think about worries and negative
issues. Soooo take that stuff out of your mind and start to focus on
every little move you can make to burn your unwanted energy.
There is more to getting fit and healthy than just creating better
eating habits. You are also going to learn better moving and thinking
habits too. Through this fitness and health section, I will be
supplying you with a FAQ sheet. It will help you to get answers to
questions that you have regarding getting fit and healthy. It will be
written so that you can, and will use the information to become a
I have met too many women that get quickly turned off of getting fit
because there is way too much information out there conflicting with
each other. Not to mention confusing and full of hidden ways to
convince people to buy this and buy that so that they can become the
ever so desired," Barbie Doll", only to fall and end up right back
where they started. What I am doing in my site is sharing my results
through my experiences and life long searches for a doable way of
making me a better, fitter and healthier person.
"We must become the change we want to see."
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a
healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
About the Author
Dorothy Lafrinere Owner/Operater Website- http://www.womensselfesteem.com