Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Let's Get Down to Business


How have you been doing with your activities so far?

I have a few serious questions for you to ask yourself and to document in your journal.

The first is to ask yourself how much weight do your need to lose? Not how much do you want to lose, because to many women exaggerate or have no concept of what their target healthy weight range is.

To find your rate you can either calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index) or your WHR (Waist Hip Ratio). Their are many websites that have calculators to make it easier for you. Once you have your number we can begin to set your realistic goals. As to what your weight should be.

Next I want you to create in your notebook a food log. This will help you to see what you've been eating. I want you to write down everything, EVERYTHING you eat over the next few weeks whether it's a small piece of chocolate or a big burger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between. I want you to write down why you ate them, the time and the portion.

The final exercise I have for you is related to how you feel about yourself.

In the MBC challenge we devote a day to building up self-esteem. (See the discussion room in the Mind Body & Child website for more information on this season challenge or the Mind Body & Child Facebook page for more details)

It's so easy to focus on what we hate about ourselves we often forget to love ourselves. Life is too short to be spent focusing on the negatives when there are so many positive things to love and celebrate.

So in your journal I want you to list the things you love about yourself.

They can be physical or characteristics.

If you are having a hard time with this think of what others most compliment you on. Your smile? Your hair? Your laugh?

Come back to these things when you are feeling low or negative about yourself.

Until next time.

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