“Visualize what you want out of life and think big. Don’t feel undeserving. We’re all deserving of living our dreams—some of us realize it and some don’t. You’re not doing anyone any favours by living small. Embrace these truths and step up. The world is waiting.” ― Jillian Michaels
“Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.” ― Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
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“Selfish isn't a dirty word. It means we take care of ourselves and are able to give back.” ― Jillian Michaels
“Why choose to fail when success is an option?” ― Jillian Michaels
“You’ve already been at the bottom. Why don’t you go for the top?” ― Jillian Michaels
“If you want to meet your true love, don’t focus on wanting someone to take away your loneliness or make you feel less unloved. Instead think about everything you have to offer the right person, and imagine the beautiful, productive relationship you will have, which is what you will project and attract.” ― Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
I once read in my physics book that the universe begs to be observed, that energy travels and transfers when people pay attention. Maybe that's what love really boils down to--having someone who cares enough to pay attention so that you're encouraged to travel and transfer, to make your potential energy spark into kinetic energy. — Jasmine Warga (My Heart and Other Black Holes)
Anthropocentric as [the gardener] may be, he recognizes that he is dependent for his health and survival on many other forms of life, so he is careful to take their interests into account in whatever he does. He is in fact a wilderness advocate of a certain kind. It is when he respects and nurtures the wilderness of his soil and his plants that his garden seems to flourish most. Wildness, he has found, resides not only out there, but right here: in his soil, in his plants, even in himself...But wildness is more a quality than a place, and though humans can't manufacture it, they can nourish and husband it...The gardener cultivates wildness, but he does so carefully and respectfully, in full recognition of its mystery. — Michael Pollan (Second Nature: A Gardener's Education)
What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body. — Caroline Myss (Anatomy of the Spirit)
Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls...are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. — James Patterson (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas)
It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative--which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. — Sylvia Plath
Take a picture of yourself prior to taking the initial steps in losing weight: One of the best ways to monitor your progress is to take a picture of yourself just before you start. By doing this, you can compare it with a new image after weeks of doing certain things, which can help you lose weight. Thus, it is also best if you take pictures each time you lose a certain amount of weight.
Add some pepper into your daily recipes: When you eat spicy foods, you would notice that it can make you sweat. This is because it can boost up your body’s metabolic rate. Therefore, add some pepper into your daily recipes, so as to make them taste better, and to lose weight. This is actually one of the reasons why people who love spices are leaner and healthier.
Sign up for a race: If you like running, then one of the best ways to speed up your progress in losing weight is to sign up for a race. This would provide you with more motivation in increasing your pace. Aside from that, since you don’t want to be the last person to cross the finish line, you would certainly see yourself training for it.
Go Fish: If you suffer from dry eyes up your seafood intake. Salmon sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these fats are less likely to have dry eyes.
Give your muscles a break: When you workout, whether you are going to do some weight lifting or simply just cardiovascular activities, you should also give your muscles a break. This is because you don’t want to strain them by providing them with too much work, since it can put you at risk to injuries or certain types of diseases.
Fill up your sandwiches with tomatoes: When you make a sandwich for breakfast or for a snack, put some tomatoes on it. This would ensure that you would feel full a lot longer. Aside from that, tomatoes also has components, which can suppress the production of the hormone called ghrelin. With that, it would help you control your hunger pangs.
Don’t drink a lot of water or other drinks with a meal: Drinking liquids with a meal can actually make you feel bloated. When you get used to it, you may let your stomach be able to adjust to it, which can result to binge eating. Thus, it is best to minimize your liquid intake during meal times. Drinking a glass of water should be done, only after 10 to 15 minutes of eating.