Author: sandraakins

The leap to a better life

The leap to a better life

I am reading a book called “Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want”, and it talks about the story of Tess Vigeland, and how she left her perfect Job without a Plan B, to find a […]

My Favorite Snacks

My Favorite Snacks

Snacks are great to keep you satisfied and to keep you away from eating too much. In real life, we have multiple scenarios in which we need to be prepared to make the best healthy choices. Snacks for a regular day: A Piece of fruit […]

Do you want to lose weight?  Is that all you want?

Do you want to lose weight? Is that all you want?

Do you want to lose weight?

Is that all you want?

Let’s change the way we see “losing weight”

A healthy lifestyle will keep your body in a healthy weight. Losing weight should not be the result of a diet, because once you are off the diet, you will gain all the weight back. And maybe some more.

What about if you learn how to be healthy, how to enjoy buying food that is good for you, doing activities that are fun, and just forget about the weight loss completely.

I promise, if you change the focus, you will automatically grow in different areas in your life, like happiness, self-esteem, better relationships and peace.

The focus or goals in your life are like a plant, they feed from your feelings and your thoughts. When you are thinking about losing weight, it automatically sends your brain a negative though and a negative feeling as well, because you are telling yourself that you are not ok. This is the moment, when people start being very critical about themselves. This type of thoughts creates anxiety and depression, negative feelings will push you to eat more. Specially refined carbs like sugars, because they will give you a feel-good sensation.

And then the cycle begins again. Over and over.

Let’s forget about the weight and set the new rules for a healthy life

RULES FOR A HEALTHY LIFE

  1. Do what makes you happy: What makes you happy? Write down only three things that make you happy. Try to do them every day. They don’t have to be complicated, they are maybe walking your dog, calling your best friend, watching the news etc.
  2. Eat Clean: Clean up your fridge and pantry, throw away all the things that are highly processed and/or have too much sugar.
  3. Buy things that are good for you: Go the grocery store and buy whole foods, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, chicken, things that are good for you. Yes, you might need to cook or prep some, but aren’t you worth it? You can do it for yourself. You will do it for somebody that you love right?
  4. Schedule your workouts: Get a calendar and schedule your workouts, and if you are into the tech world, set up electronic reminders or maybe download an app. Whatever you like, and makes your life easy. Remember there are a lot of different activities you can do, like yoga, cycling, running, walking or swimming. Make a commitment. Make a date with yourself, and don’t quit. Show up! To every workout.
  5. Accountability! hold yourself accountable or find somebody that keeps you accountable.

Losing weight is not the maximum reward. Losing weight will come naturally once you really take care of yourself.

Trust me, it will happen, and trust yourself.

This is a good start, five things that you can do today, to start the new chapter in your life.

The reward of living a healthy life, is bigger than just losing weight.

You will gain connection with yourself, connection with the world, its food, its people, and you will start enjoying life more.

You will be living in plenitude, in a healthy body.

Love,

Sandra

 

The F… WORD! You can’t live with out it

The F… WORD! You can’t live with out it

Faith Nothing more powerful than a person that lives with faith. And I am not talking about religion, I am talking about full faith in everything you do, in every decision, in every day, in the people you love, in the good outcomes, in yourself. […]

More about discipline and goals

More about discipline and goals

More about discipline & Goals “Have you ever thought about, why you can’t move on?, why are you stuck?, and why you see all the people around you getting married, moving to a new house, getting new jobs, and you are in the same situation” […]

Discipline

Discipline


I think the hardest part of starting a healthy life, is to be disciplined.
We all have the intention and the will to start a new diet or a new workout routine, but what happens when we are under stress? or when we are running late and the only thing we can eat is the next Burg King on the way.

It is not anymore about motivation, because at this point, we are tired, stress, and in some cases depressed.
This is when discipline kicks in.

Think abut discipline as a thing that you have to do, like a project from schoolm that is due “right now”. There is no excuses, and there is no other exit, but to do it.
That is disicpline, having the eyes on the goal, and to not change the focus.

Keep strong, keep clear goals, set duable goals.
You will be successful.

Be happy

Be happy

BE HAPPY! Does this sound familiar to you? Yes, we hear it all the time, and we think, that is not that simple. But it actually is simple. It is all about being in the moment, take all that life is giving you. Even in […]

Welcome to Yoga Life

Welcome to Yoga Life

There is nothing better in life than a happy heart. I hope you can find a piece of happiness, and a smile for your day.  Namaste