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Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 20, 2011

:: Stopping Self-Sabotage ::
- All or nothing thinking -

"Change your perspective from all or nothing thinking and condition yourself to do things
in moderation - allow yourself to make a mistake every now & then.

Using words like 'never' or 'always' is setting yourself up for failure.

If you are on a healthy eating streak , don't let one biscuit become a whole packet,
or if you are on a budget, don't let one dress become a $2000 splurge.

People who are all or nothing thinkers let one single set back upset
all their hard earned work, see themselves as total failures if
their performance falls shorts of perfect or have mental filters which only
allow them to see things in either a negative or positive light with no room for a middle ground.

Everyone falls off the wagon now & again; the most important thing is that you
jump right back on it.  Don't let little setbacks become bigger setbacks 
and sabotage your hard work."

- Women's Health & Fitness May 2009

Never talk yourself down! 
This is one of the lessons I had to learn if I wanted to 
be healthy & keep it as a lifestyle.
Throw out all the negative self-talk.
Who are you to degrade your body? 
It is working hard to keep you functioning, down to every last cell.
Love & appreciate it for everything it does 

:: Lying Quadriceps Stretch ::

Lie on your stomach with your knees and feet hip-width apart.
Gently pull your right ankle with your right hand toward your buttocks.

Keep hip bones flat on the floor.

Extra challenge:  Flex the foot and press away by lifting thigh and chest,
keeping chin tucked in and head forward.

 Do the same for the opposite leg.

It is harder to do an 
exercise properly 10 times
than to cheat and do it 20 times.

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