Embodying what you speak of(though i would like to have a bit more flexibility) I will admit, it does wonders to my self image. But i’ve realized, some days i don’t feel comfortable with myself, and my outer image does not help my inner. What i’m saying is that just your outer image is not going to bring you that happiness. I’m sure you realize that, as you said step toward happiness. My thoughts are FULLY with you, because our bodies are meant to be kept in shape. As martha would say,”it’s a good thing.” But I would like to mention that you must work on your inner self as much (if not more) as you work on your outer self. Best of wishes. Eat right and exercise. Your thoughts affect your outer appearance as much as your actions do. Visualize yourself as you would like to be. Have a concrete picture in your mind as you would like to be. Write down your stats if you must. but make it concrete. Keep your discipline as well! Otherwise you will fall back into the same pattern. Create a new pattern for yourself. Golden crane, here i come.(lol) — Asher
What a wonderful intention !! I join you on this one! (tho I don’t want a six pack) As we’re going to carry these ‘earthsuits’ with us everywhere we go — we might as well have them be beautiful reflections of our Spirits!!
May I suggest – change the “want” and “need” to more present statements …
According to the Law of Attraction, as you say I CAN MOVE WITHOUT RESTRICTION, I AM CONFIDENT ABOUT HOW OTHERS SEE ME, MY BEAUTIFUL SOUL IS SEEN FROM THE OUTSIDE … then everything you need to manifest this in your life will present itself to you.
I KNOW these things are true for you –Angelica
Grats on taking the first step towards health! First: Just making the decision to make a change is a huge step. One can change from the outside in or from the inside out, both are viable and smart to do and in working to get in shape you’re doing both! Here are my insights on exercise and health and such, I hope you find them helpful:
-Drink lots of water. I’m talking a half a gallon or a gallon a day. (The easiest way to do it is to get some Crystal light from the grocery store, mix it into a half gallon pitcher then pour that pitcher into two 1-quart water bottles. They’ll go down easy!)
-Find an exercise plan that is fun first and intense second. I, for one, am addicted to Dance Dance Revolution. It’s always interesting and it’ll help you with that moving to the music that you’re looking to do.
-Eat lots of protein, about 1g/lb of body weight. It’ll help you build muscle, reduce your daily caloric intake and give you a steady source of energy through out the day.
-Get a George Foreman grill. These things are sweeeet! and they make it so much easier to eat healthy.
-Go to this website –> http://www.t-nation.com then click on super site. You’ll find articles to get you on track and forums to keep you on track.
My last piece of advice is hardly appropriate but I’d feel remiss if I didn’t mention it: I used to have a problem with my weight (Hovering between 215lbs and 230lbs) until I started on Prozac. Since I started I’ve dropped to a pretty steady 185lbs-190lbs. While it’s not a great idea to start on a psychotropic drug purely for the aesthetic benefits should you already be on one or need one there are a lot out there that can help you out. But I’ll repeat: Don’t start meds *just* to lose weight.
We’re all in this for you. I’m pretty well versed in sports nutrition (I think), so if you need any help setting up a diet/supplement plan give me a holler and I’ll see what I can pull out of my hat.
I love to play DDR, though I don’t have a version at home and I doubt my lower neighbors would appreciate my stomping on the floor, and I don’t have the money to go to the arcade and play it often, but every once in a while I’ll drive about 40 minutes out of my way to play Pump it up, it’s like DDR but every where that DDR doesn’t have an arrow, Pump it up does… I prefer it as it makes for smoother dancing, I used to play it for hours straight back in college (the days I was in shape)
thanks a lot for your advice though, I do need to drink more water, I tell myself that all the time, but it’s hard for me to have it with me, I tend to be “too busy” to get a drink…
but I’m working on it!