Make the Most of Each Day

Make the Most of Each Day

Each morning we wake up and we are faced with a new day.  In order to make the most of each day, you have to stop holding on to the issues that are holding us back.  It could be hurt feelings, or anger at a friend or family member.  Perhaps you are still mad at yourself for last night’s binge eating.  Maybe you are feeling guilty from skipping a workout.  Whatever it is, let it go.  Decide to be positive and take a happier outlook on life.  It’s a new day and anything is possible.  Just like you pick your clothes each day, pick your attitude for the day.  Decide what you want to achieve and make it happen. Make a commitment to live each day to the fullest and enjoy the moment.

Make the most of each day

No matter what you are going through or problems you have that’s weighing you down, you can decide how you are going to face them.  Deciding to be positive and looking on the bright side is the best way to make the most of each day and find inspiration in our lives.  It allows us to find happiness and face our challenges with humor and grace.

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Dieting Problems: Why Facebook Makes It Worse

Dieting Problems: Why Facebook Makes It Worse

Should you post your #weightlossjourney on Facebook, Instagram and social media? Many experts believe Facebook & Instagram could ruin your diet and weight loss.   The stress of judgement from so called “friends” on these social media sites can cause people trying to lose weight to rebound with stress eating. When you make an announcement of social media about dieting, You are inviting people to make comments and judgment.

When these comments are supportive and positive, it can be very inspiring. Just like you feel good when someone notices you’ve lost weight, positive comments can be uplifting. The danger is many people may not be as kind, or can be perceived as hurtful, even if they didn’t mean it.

 

 

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WHY FACEBOOK MAKES IT WORSE

When you put things on social media, people who are your friends may say things like, “How’s your diet going?” Something as simple as that statement can cause a negative reaction for many people who are trying to lose weight.  If you are struggling with weight loss and haven’t seen huge results, this can be very demotivating.

Even something as innocent as “How’s the diet going?” could lead to feelings of depression if you are struggling with results or had moment of breakdown and eaten a bad meal.  Because many of us are stress eaters, this can cause a spiral of stress eating behavior.  Feelings of depression and worthlessness are common after as stress binge eating.

On the other hand, other people say putting their weight loss progress on social media helps with weight loss motivation.  It holds them accountable and keeps them inspired to stay on track because it forces them to keep their word.

Here is my take on it.  If you are going to put your weight loss progress or announce it on social media, look for a closed group of people who are on your same weight loss journey.  Some social media sites like Instagram, where you have more privacy with your profile may be a low stress way to connect with others without judgement.  The best success I’ve seen with social media is to connect with people who are on the same path as you.  Even more so, if you can find a group of people in real life who share your weight loss goals and fitness goals, you can motivate and push each other and you will get better results then social media.  It’s why workout partners are so effective.  It keeps you accountable and you have someone to share your struggles and successes with.

What has been your experience on social media?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories. Please share with us in comments.

 

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Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

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Most Important Muscle to Exercise

Most Important Muscle to Exercise

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Another Fitness Motivational Quote for ya!  =)

When it comes to being in shape and living healthy, we spend alot of time DOING things:  Going to the gym, working out, shopping for healthy foods, making meals, and sometimes feeling guilty about eating that cookie.

What we don’t spend a lot of time on is getting into the right mindset.  Your mind is the most powerful muscle you have.  It is also the most important muscle to exercise.  If you believe you will fail no matter what you do, then you are right.  If you believe you will succeed no matter what, you are also right.  Pick your attitude and challenge your mind to see what you really are:  A Strong Confident Beautiful Healthy Woman.  Once you start seeing yourself for what you really are, you will believe change is possible.  The weight will start coming off, you feel lighter, healthier, and full of energy.  If you change your mind set, everything else is easy.

 

“To Change Your Body, You Must First Change Your Mind.”

 

 

Change Your Mind

Change Your Mind

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

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P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,  check out my beginner’s guide to weight loss video. I’ll go over step by step what you need to do so you can reach your weight loss goals. Remember, abs are made in the kitchen, so I’ll also go over what you need to eat to lose weight. ❤

 

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Why You Should Workout Today

Why You Should Workout Today

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Here is a great fitness motivational quote to keep you motivated.  This is why you should workout today.  =)

“You can choose how you feel tomorrow.  You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow.  You choose.”

 

Choose how you feel

Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint, and I am here with you every step of the way.  =)

 

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Staying fit and living a healthy healthy lifestyles can get monotonous after a while. I mean, you can only eat so much grilled chicken before you get tired of it. In order to stay motivated, you have to keep things exciting. I challenge you this week to inject some ENTHUSIASM into your fitness routine and clean eating meals. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “”.

 

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How do you stay motivated?  Change things up.

Instead of making the same meals every week, try a new recipe. There are so many different types of seasonings and spices to add flavor and excitement back into your foods.  One of my new favorite healthy meals is salmon patties. Take 2-3 oz of canned salmon, add 1/2 a stock of green onion, an egg, and a dash of salt and pepper.  Heat up a pan and cook for 1min each side. Serve open faced or on two thick slices of tomato with a side of green vegetables. Yummy!

Try using a different seasoning on your staple meals.  Add a little lemon zest to your chicken with sea salt and pepper and it adds a punch of flavor to your food.   Use a little curry powder, red pepper and light coconut milk and saute chicken onions and tomatoes and it is like taking a food journey to Thailand.  The possibilities are endless!  If you love sushi, try my Healthy Hawaiian Poke recipe, which uses sashimi grade tuna.  It is delicious!

One of my favorite ways to stay motivated with my workouts is to try a new class.  Sites like Groupon or Living Social has great deals where you can get a major discount on a classes and fun events.  Try a new Pilate or yoga class.  Try your hand at fencing or martial arts.  Take a kickboxing class.  Mixing up your workouts will also keep your body challenged and also make things fun and exciting.

I’d love to hear your favorite ways to motivate and keep the enthusiasm in your fitness journey.  Share below in the comments!

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Make it a Healthy day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

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P.S.  If you are trying to lose weight but stuck in a rut?   Check out my weight loss video.  I’ll go over why mainstream weight loss ideas like dieting is actually causing you to gain weight and what you should do instead for quick permanent weight loss.

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 
 

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Hi Healthy Living Junkies! With a new year comes New Year Resolutions to make noble changes to our lives.  Many people vow to start exercising, lose weight, stop smoking, drink less, save more money, learn a new language, spend more time with family, and many more.  And yes, I am one of those people.  Every year, I create a huge list of New Year Resolutions I would like to accomplish in the new year, lofty goals and vows I make to myself.

 

New Year Resolutions

Here is a partial list of my typical New Year Resolutions:

 

1)  Lose weight –  Yes, I am guilty of over indulging during holidays too.  Check out this video to see what I do to lose weight fast.

2)  Learn a new language – This has been on the list for over 8 years now… It just carries over each year

3)  Walk more, drive less – This one has been difficult.  The closest grocery store is a 15 minute drive up hill, and there is no accessible public transportation.   =(

4)  Spend more time with family – I have been doing pretty good with this one, I’ll admit.  =)

5)  Wash the dog more often – I’ll admit, my dog hates bathes and I hate giving him one… we are on the same page.

6)  Wash my car more often – I promised my good friend and mechanic I would take better care of my car.  And I know, rain is not the same as a car wash.

7) Remember to water the plants – My plants were not very happy last year…

 

This year, I decided instead of trying to make all the typical new year resolutions, I am going to make simple easy changes.  Why?  Simple.  Because it is the little things we change that triggers the big ones.  I recently read a great book, The Power of Habit: What we do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg, and research shows big changes are powered by little seemly unimportant little changes.  So this year, I vow to make little changes in my life.

 

Here is my New Year Resolution:

 

Smile More
 

1)  Smile more – It is so simple, yet sometimes we forget to smile.  Smiling elicits warmth, friendliness, kindness, and let’s be honest:  We all look better with a smile on our faces.  Plus, smile lines are so much more attractive than frown line, right?  =)

Yes, that is my one new year resolution for 2014.  Smile more.

With a smile on your face, you are more approachable, more happy, and other people will respond to that.  I was at an Indian restaurant yesterday and my boyfriend and I walked in an hour before they closed.  It was a slow night, and I could tell the staff was tired and ready to go home.  A woman comes out with our drinks, and we make eye contact.   I gave her a big warm smile, and her face light up and she returned a big warm smile back at me.  It was awesome!  We started talking, and we made a new friend.   Everyone was happier, and it was a pleasant evening for everyone.

Share with me your new years resolution!  =)

 

Let’s stay connected!

 

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,  check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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