Morning! I’m pretty bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! 🙂 Maybe it was my glorious breakfast?
I had Almond Pancakes (Hodsgon’s Mills InstaBake Mix with crushed almonds mixed in). Seriously, one of the primary reasons I take the time to make pancakes during the week is that it tricks me into thinking its the weekend!
And grapes and blueberries:
10 Minute Strength Routine
I’m hoping to get out of work early today and hit the gym, but I know I cannot count on it so I did my weekday 10 Minute Strength Routine:
- 30 push-ups
- 5 decline push-ups
- 100 bicycle crunches
- 20 regular crunches
- 2 30-second planks
End the Fat Talk!
A reader named Molly sent me a video of Jillian Michaels discussing "Fat Talk" on MSNBC. If you’re a long-time reader, you know the issue of Fat Talk is something I take very seriously. As Jillian Michaels said, "Fat talk is transcending…. It affects your reality and damages you professionally, personally, and physically."
I’ve posted this video about Fat Talk a few times before, but not recently. If you haven’t watched this before, please do! It’s so powerful and I cry every time:
Here’s Jillian’s tips for ending Fat Talk:
- Don’t compare your body to others.
- Appreciate your body for what it can do.
- Turn a negative into a positive. Instead of "I’m stocky," try "I’m strong!"
- Never Fat Talk in front of your kids or friends.
That Jillian Michaels is so wise. I love her!
I’d love it we could all comment with some ANTI-Fat Talk on our bodies. Plus, give yourself a compliment that has NOTHING to do with your physical appearance. Because after all, you’re more than just your body!
- I love my curves and belly. I have lovely soft angles, and it make me feel womanly and feminine.
- I’m a hard worker, and I can do anything I set my mind to.
OK — Your turn! Remember, one body compliment and one personality compliment!
I love my upper body and sculpted arms.
I have a strong work ethic and am a great pastry chef.