TIME TOO FLIP THE “REWARD VS. PUNISHMENT”

Food is not a reward and Exercise is not punishment!

Think about how many times you’ve said, “I’ve been so good this week, I deserve a treat.” or “I’ve completely gorged myself today. "

When you think about it like that, no wonder most people are on the sea saw and merri go round of healthy eating and exercise and often have a tough time sticking with either.

"When people learn to get away from this learned mindset, and treat both food and exercise as ways to fuel and care for their bodies, they are more likely to find mind and body balance,”

1.FIND NEW REWARDS

"When you hear yourself say, ‘I deserve a reward,’ make the reward fit the action,” . “So, if you worked hard all day, it’s likely that, what will truly be rewarding, is a mini break. "Have some ideas on-hand and ready to go.

Spend a few minutes brainstorming five things that you find soothing to your body, five things that can give you a minibreak during the day and five things that are fun. Post this list in an easy-to-see location (such as a reminder on your mobile phone )for whenever the need-to-reward urge strikes.

2. REMINISCE ABOUT A FUN WORKOUT

Think back to when you had a really fun time working out sure you may of sweated but I am sur eyou would of loved it , maybe you were participating in a bucket-list like participating in our 12 week challenge small group session.

Whatever it is, thinking about that memory may help you look forward to future workouts.

3. HIT “PAUSE”

When you hear yourself trying to rationalise a food choice, stop yourself right there. Take three deep breaths and remind yourself that your behaviours don’t determine what you can and can’t eat. Then, decide if you really want that food and, if so, why. Before you know it, you’ll have a healthy-cooking arsenal at your fingertips.

I hope you found this helpful but in all honesty nothing happens unless you make it .

 

In health always

Fred

 

 

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