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What is keeping you from getting fit

You want to be fit. You know how much you should weigh. You know your ideal pant size. You can even picture how great those skinny jeans will look.

So why aren’t you living life in your ideal body?

There are many complex reasons that make weight loss a challenge, reasons that go deeper than simply calories-in versus calories-out.

I’m talking about the life issues that get in the way of your success.

Read the following 4 obstacles and the solutions to unlock your best body ever.

1. Fear of overexerting yourself.

It’s in human DNA to avoid pain and seek out pleasure. Unfortunately this works against you when trying to get fit. Perhaps, in your mind is painful (or at least uncomfortable) to deny yourself the tasty food that you crave and to exert yourself with exercise.
There’s a simple way to work around this obstacle: Find something about being out of shape that you would like to change to motivate yourself towards healthy eating and exercise. Understand the impact your current weight has on your health, self-esteem and lifestyle.

2. You don’t want to wait for the rewards.

Just as humans wish to avoid pain, we are also experts in seeking out pleasure—namely food. This served the cavemen well, but these days it ends up as extra pounds around our waist and thighs.

There’s good news: extra calories are not your only option to stimulate the pleasure center of your brain. Find an activity or two that make you smile and indulge in those regularly.

A walk outside
A good book
A night out to the movies or theater
A spa day
Meditate

You can also retrain your brain to crave the pleasure of exercise-induced endorphins. Talk about weight gain kryptonite!

3. You are super busy.

Let’s face it, you work too much, commit yourself to too much and don’t even get enough sleep most of the time. The fast-paced way you live leaves you exhausted, stressed and hungry for comfort food. You even begin to feel too busy to take care of your health.

It’s time to re-prioritize. Let go of your perfectionist standards and remove a few commitments from your schedule so that you are able to cook healthy meals, exercise and get a good night’s sleep. Remind yourself that taking care of your health is not a luxury—it’s a necessity.

4. Some people believe they don’t deserve it.

It is sad, but it is true. Some people believe they don’t deserve to live the good life in the body of their dreams. I hope that’s not you! But let’s do an exercise and take a moment to think back on all the times you have self-sabotaged your weight loss efforts. If you don’t believe deep down that you are worthy then you’ll never give yourself a chance at a fit body.

I believe that you deserve to have a healthy body—and I urge you to dig deep down to uncover the reason why, if you don’t. Once you conquer your feelings of unworthiness, keeping up with our exercise and healthy eating plan will be easy.

Take the time to take care of yourself. You DO deserve it.

I want to personally help overcome every obstacle standing between you and your ideal body. All you need to do for a free consultation is to e-mail me at virnalichter@energiawellnessstudio.com

Virna Lichter

23388 State Road 54 Lutz, FL

813-973-7300
Energia Fitness & Yoga Studios

 

Healthy Recipe

Seasoned Ahi Steak
Ahi tuna is high in protein and low in fat, the perfect combination for building a lean, toned body. Add a side of roasted asparagus for a delicious healthy meal.

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

1 Tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
2 Tablespoons cilantro, minced
dash of salt and pepper
4 (6oz) ahi tuna steaks

Instructions:

In a large re-sealable plastic bag combine the first six ingredients; mix well.
Add tuna to the marinade, cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours, turning once. Drain and discard marinade. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the tuna in a glass pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the steaks and bake for another 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 312 calories, 10g fat, .6g carbohydrate, .2g fiber, and 50g protein.

 

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