“I want you to take a moment here and write down all the problems that are plaguing you at this moment, from big to small. Now ask yourself what you contributed in creating your current situation. Did the professor fail you because you never went to class? Did your boss yell at you because you were on YouTube instead of working?” ― Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
“At some point you have to stop acting as though life is happening to you and acknowledge the ways you are happening to it. Once you take responsibility for your side of the street, you grant yourself the power to improve every aspect of your life by simply acting and behaving differently.” ― Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
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“If it didn’t come from the ground or the ocean or have a mother—don’t eat it. Think about it. Twinkies and Cheetos—what the hell are these? There’s no Twinkie tree, and I’m pretty positive that nothing ever gave birth to a Cheeto.” ― Jillian Michaels, Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss
“Here’s the thing: Life is now. It’s not ten pounds from now, it’s not twenty pounds from now, it’s not a million dollars from now. It’s right now. And you just have to take a chance.” ― Jillian Michaels
“If you’re still not convinced, watch what you say, because I’ve been in therapy since I was five. My mother started me at such a young age because I was really angry at my dad, and it was coming out in the form of night terrors. Therapy literally changed my life, and I’ve been in it pretty much ever since. Because of my years on the couch, I’ve gotten to know my dark side, and I’ve learned how to keep it in check. At this point my self-destructive behaviors are like old enemies that I’ve done battle with again and again—I know all the angles, all the moves I need to dodge them and prevent them from fucking up my life.” ― Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
“No one ever died from an open mind.” ― Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
Keep Echinacea Close: If you feel a cold coming on consider reaching for this age-old remedy. A 2007 meta-analysis showed that the herb can reduce cold symptoms. Aim for three grams daily in tincture or capsule form starting at the first sign of symptoms.
Take Tulsi: Research suggests that this Ayurvedic herb also called holy basil may help manage levels of the stress hormone cortisol helping to boost your mood. Look for teas and supplements in health-food stores and follow package directions.
The most important thing to know about allergy is the allergen: Allergens are substances that trigger allergy which can be in the form of dust, pet’s hair, scents, pollen and smoke. Trace the pattern of your allergy. Sneezing after cleaning your house might mean that your allergens are dust.
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.
Buy a heart rate monitor: Monitoring your heart rate is essential in losing weight. Having a heart rate monitor with you whenever you walk, run, jog, or ride a bike, would help you ensure that you are doing your exercise routines at a pace, which can facilitate losing weight. Thus, it is best if you have this kind of device on hand very soon.
Take calcium supplement: Taking a calcium supplement on a regular basis can actually help you burn more fats. This is because it can make you become more energetic. Calcium, when combined with phosphorus and vitamin D3 can actually boost your energy levels, which can help you perform more physical activities on a daily basis.
Reward yourself each time you lose a number of pounds: When you are able to reach your short term goals, it is a good idea to reward yourself each time. Although losing a number of pounds can already be rewarding, treating yourself for your favorite meal, going out with your friends, or buying something new, can provide you with more motivation to continue doing the things that helped you lose weight.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. — Ingrid Bergman
I walked towards her. Jean-Claude grabbed my arm. Do not harm her, Anita. She is under our protection.I swear to you that I will not lay a finger on her tonight. I just want to tell her something.He released my arm, slowly, like he wasn't sure it was a good idea. I stepped next to Monica, until our bodies almost touched. I whispered into her face, If anything happens to Catherine, I will see you dead.She smirked at me, confident in her protectors. They will bring me back as one of them.I felt my head shake, a little to the right, a little to the left, a slow precise movement. I will cut out your heart. I was still smiling, I couldn'tseem to stop. Then I will burn it and scatter the ashes in the river. Do you understand me?She swallowed audibly. Her health-club tan looked a little green. She nodded, staring at me like I was the bogey man.I think she believed I'd do it. Peachy keen. I hate to waste a really good threat — Laurell K. Hamilton (Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1))
I do not write this in a spirit of sourness or personal disappointment of any kind, nor do I have any romantic attachment to suffering as a source of insight or virtue. On the contrary, I would like to see more smiles, more laughter, more hugs, more happiness and, better yet, joy. In my own vision of utopia, there is not only more comfort, and security for everyone — better jobs, health care, and so forth — there are also more parties, festivities, and opportunities for dancing in the streets. Once our basic material needs are met — in my utopia, anyway — life becomes a perpetual celebration in which everyone has a talent to contribute. But we cannot levitate ourselves into that blessed condition by wishing it. We need to brace ourselves for a struggle against terrifying obstacles, both of our own making and imposed by the natural world. And the first step is to recover from the mass delusion that is positive thinking. — Barbara Ehrenreich (Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America)
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. — Jiddu Krishnamurti
A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding...and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this. — C.J. Cherryh (Fortress of Eagles (Fortress, #2))