Ready, Set Go! Hot For The Holidays! 3 Ways To Get Fit Rich & Happy!
As the year comes to a close, I can't help to think how challenging the next few months will be for a lot of people. The holidays are coming up and many are concerned about losing a few pounds, having money to meet the holiday demands, and being able to control their emotions during this time.
Here are 3 ways you can do to prepare for the holiday in which you can lose a few pounds, attract some extra cash, and be happy too!
1. Stop, Drop And Rock&Roll!
It's october 1st and you've got 3 months to get ready, what do you do? Focus on losing fat pounds not just weight loss. People tend to think that when they are losing weight, they are losing fat. But, in reality, you will lose muscle and fat, or all muscle if you don't eat right while losing. Cleanses are great, but if they are not providing adequate nutrients, you will be losing water and muscle. There are 3 things you need to do to lose fat effectively.
Get Enough Protein. One way to determine how much protein to have each day is to take your ideal body weight, convert it to kilograms, then multiply result by 1.6. This will give your the amount of protein grams you need. It is not exact (you will need to have a professional body composition test to know the exact amount), but it is a great start. Once you know the grams of protein you need to eat each day, you can divide the grams by 3-4 meals. For example if you want to lose 15 pounds by the holidays, take your current body weight, subtract 15 pounds. Do the calculations. The answer will provide you with protein grams. Divide by 4-5 small meals per day.
Exercise Like A Mad Women (or Man)
Yes! Exercise your ass off! Do something everyday! If you want to lose fat, make sure you don't just do cardio. Weight training is a MUST, darling! You've got to pick up those weights. Even if it's only 5 minutes a day, it can make a difference.
3s A Crowd!
Get support! Join a few friends and start your own Hot For The Holidays group. Meet up to workout, phone chat for accountability, share recipes and weight loss ideas. Studies have shown that people are 80% more successful if they lose weight with a group of people verses on their own.
2. Ramp Up Your Money Mojo!
No matter who you are, your life experiences have conditioned you to respond to money and financial matters in particular ways, to develop certain financial beliefs and habits and avoid others. Brent Kessel, financial adviser and author of It’s Not About the Money: Unlock Your Money Type to Achieve Spiritual and Financial Abundance, noticed that although the details of people’s behaviors and problems are different, there are some similarities among certain groups of people. Kessel created some broad definitions of these groups or archetypes so that people can learn from others who have gone through similar experiences.
Think of your financial archetype as your money “mojo.” These are beliefs and behaviors that, as Kessel puts it, form energies within us. According to Kessel, “They are not personal but more like collective patterns that are manifested within us and recognizable in others. The value of defining these archetypes is that they give us a basis for understanding how we got the financial life we have today, as well as tools with which to create the financial life we most want.”
3. Become A Happy Magnet
Be grateful as often as you can. Being grateful of absolutely everything will allow us to deal with almost any situation with serenity, security and gratitude. But, why should we be thankful? Being thankful does a few things like:
*Helps to opening more wonderful opportunities to be thankful!
Helps you to focus on what IS working in your life.
*Helps to reduce stress. Stress creates illness, anxiety and depression.
*Helps you to see that there are others worse off than you, making you more appreciative of where you are and where you want to go.
*Helps you attract more positive people in your life.
When you feel health and fit, have more money to do the things you want to do in life, and have the internal energy to create happy life experiences and to tap into you internal happy 'monitor', then you will experience life at a totally different level.
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Best Selling Author, Medical Weight Loss Specialist & Life Coach