Now like any one on a mission to lose lots and lots of blubber I have my good days and bad days and I want to share with you how I deal with the bad days. I take every day as a new start; my mission before was to make more healthy food choices than bad ones, my journal of falling into binges or pigging out on the wrong foods helped me discover how I got myself into those situations and then I planned safety barriers so I wouldn’t make those mistakes again.
Like I said, every day is a new start for me. And I start my day the same way 24/7!
4:00am – The alarm sounds! I go into our spare room where my little office is and I will have a devotional time (praying/reading my Bible)
4:30am – Deep Breathing; now this to me is not meditation; the science behind it is very logical so nothing mystical or fruity Over the next 5min I will sit in my office chair and close my eyes and focus on deep breathing exercises. Breathing in deep (mouth closed) and then exhaling long through my mouth.
4:35am – BREAKFAST! 60g of oatmeal, 250ml hot skimmed milk, 1 tablespoon of organic peanut butter, chopped banana washed down with a cup of black (sugarless) coffee Yum!
My reason for deep breathing exercises is simple; we function better with oxygen LOL actually that’s why we function at all! Deep breathing exercises increases your oxygen intake and benefits your whole body; brain, lungs, heart, blood, etc. If you put this into practice then you should feel the benefits not only physically but mentally too, when the body feels good, you feel good. For me this helps me think clearly and be sharper about the choices that I will make in my new day.
Now lets get back to my 4:00am appointment, every morning I meet with God, I am not ashamed about this, (Rom 1:16) this is who I am. I once read in Men’s Health magazine that people with a spiritual life had a higher success rate in getting healthy/losing weight than those who did not.
I hope that I am not sounding judgemental or preachy but when I started Discipline Or Regret I made a decision to share everything I believe that are the keys to my success and my relationship with God is such a strength in my life to not share it with you.
We are now in the middle of the week; read over your goals, look at your workout and nutritional program and rest assured that you are on the right track to a healthier you!
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