By Kim Jamieson
I was at the salon recently and made this observation. I am astonished that people take better care of their nails, than they do their bodies. What is wrong with American people? They are not concerned with their health and wellness, but seem very concerned about chipped and polished nails. Why do they take care of their nails and go weekly to the salon for their manicures and pedicures, but would never set foot in the gym, or do any physical exercise to improve their health and well being. Do they think that people look at their nails, before they notice their fat, unfit, unhealthy bodies? They are wrong. People are very critical of each other, and notice everything about each other. I think it is about time that we put the same amount of time and energy into our bodies each week, as we do our manicures and pedicures.
To do this we first need to change our mind set. Trust me, if you feel good with a manicure and pedicure, imagine how GREAT you will feel when your body looks fit, healthy, and you feel trim and self confident. I do not want to forget to mention how your life will change and you will start to soar in every aspect of your life.
So let me lay the foundation:
-You must change your mindset. You must work for it and not wish for it. It is not a pill or magic fat melting potion. You need to do some form of exercise each day, even if it is a quick brisk walk.
-You must eat properly. If you eat junk you look like junk, and feel like junk. This is what I recommend. -Each day you’re going to rely on the right carbs, protein, fat, and this will enable you to live happily without the bad carbs, processed sugar and bad fat. As a result you are going to get healthy and loose weight.
-You will eat normal size portions of meat, chicken, fish, turkey (remember most peoples portions are too large). A normal sized portion is the size of the palm of your hand. -You’ll have plenty of vegetables, eggs, cheese, nuts. -Salads. -No bread for two weeks while you rid yourself of your sugar addiction.
-You will be eating low glycemic index foods for two weeks
-Sample Daily Menu: Breakfast: 2 eggs (protein) 1 small V8 Snack: 1 skim Mozzarella stick Lunch: Sliced Chicken Breast on a bed of mixed greens W/olive oil dressing Snack: 8-12 Almonds Dinner: Grilled Salmon with fresh grilled Asparagus Dessert: Ricotta Cheese with Cinnamon and sugar substitute
-You must hydrate. For some people it is difficult to drink water but this is a must do. Your body is at least 60-70% water, it is your source of life. Water will increase your metabolism, as much as 3%. It will also move nutrients throughout your body and to your tissues. Water flushes out toxins, and pollutants, and keeps your skin soft, hydrated. It is very easy to tell if you are drinking enough water and that your body is hydrated. If your urine looks like beer, than you need to drink more water. It should be crystal clear. -You must be consistent, and never give up. This is difficult but you can do it!
Let’s stop taking better care of our nails than our bodies. With a little work, determination and the right mind set you will achieve great health and wellness. Let your body shine brighter than your nails.
Kimberly Jamieson www.healthypainfreeliving.com has achieved success in living and maintaining a healthy fit lifestyle and has helped thousands achieve this success by using her fitness, diet, lifestyle and motivation tips. She is committed to helping others achieve ultimate health and wellness.
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