Freebie time

Looking for some one of a kind Valentine’s for your kids to hand out? Check out this artist’s Valentine creations that she has generously provided for free. Simply print and viola, you have your Valentines! What kid (or even adult) wouldn’t love getting one of these on the day of love? 2Up2014Valentine

Here are some more health inspired freebies:

1. Free printable weight loss chart

Free Printable Weight Loss Chart

2. Free entrance into National Parks on MLK Day Monday January 20, 2014: Get out into nature and enjoy a brisk walk, hike, bike ride, climb, snowshoe adventure, or tour. Find a park near you and take advantage of this.

3. The 5 top tips for creating vibrant health free ebook

4. Free “Real Food” Meal plans: Meal plans to help cut out processed foods

5. And last but not least, sign up to have me as your Free Health and Fitness coach: Get free health and fitness support, advice, and guidance today.

There is no magic diet pill

Weight loss and good health requires hard work and healthy habits.  Sorry to break it to you folks, but there is no magic diet pill!

I’m sure we have all, at some point in time, had the thought or dream that “if only I could just make this fat disappear”.  You CAN but not with a magic pill, liposuction, or surgery.  These pills and surgeries may work for a quick fix but after awhile their ‘magic’ disappears and you are back to where you started.

So how to do we make this fat disappear?  With hard work, consistency, and honesty.  Honesty? What does that have to do with losing weight? Well, being honest with yourself that you have a few extra pounds to lose is the first step. Being honest that it make take time and hard work is another. Being honest that you may have set backs but its okay because you can pick yourself up off the floor and continue forward, is another! Do you get my drift?  If we dont start with first admitting the truth about our health and fitness, then we will get no where with this journey we must go on.  And oh is it a journey with big peaks and low valleys!  But when you look at yourself in the end or even halfway through your journey, you will realize what an amazing journey it has been.  Imagine the stories you will have to share and the friends you will make along the way.  So do you want to have a temporary fix or do you want to embark on a journey and make it a life-long fix?  The easy road or the hard but lasting road?  I pick the latter one!

DESIRE……DETERMINATION…….MOTIVATION……INSPIRATION! 

1. What do you desire?

2. What are you determined to do/be?

3. What motivates you?

4. What inspires you?

In regards to your health and fitness, take a few minutes to jot down your answers to these questions. Use these answers to determine your WHY.  Why do you want to embark on this journey? Why do you want to live a long and healthy life? Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you deserve this? If you don’t determine your why you wont stick to the journey. You must hold yourself accountable to what you want to become!