By QuickieChick Laurel House
Bye Bye Piggy...
Sometimes, regardless of the fact that you know you should workout, you just somehow can't convince yourself to. In fact, you have pretty much become a pro at convincing yourself otherwise. You are able to justify exactly why you don't have to work out and why it's ok for you to eat that entire bag of M&Ms… until the next am when you regret that decision. Next time weakness and unhealthy justification is threatening to jeopardize your diet, turn to good old piggy and drop a dollar in it's belly (to help you shrink yours).
In the end, you won't regret working out, but you will regret NOT working out. You won't regret skipping that brownie, but you may regret eating it. It's time to do away with the excuses, stop living with regrets and be proactive in your decision to live fit (even if that means bribing yourself with a $1).
Create a Fitness Bank
Every time I REALLY don't want to work out, but do anyway, or every time I SO BADLY want a brownie but make a cup of tea instead, I give myself $1. Once it adds up a bit, I get to spend it anyway I want! Then when I'm strutting around with my new sexy stilettos, I'll be able to think "my workouts and fit mindset bought this for me..."
$1- Deserving Alternative to Unhealthy Habits : Do a Daily100
Knee to Nose
If you catch yourself staring in the fridge again (as if you don't already know what's in it), even though you aren't hungry, slam that door and do a Daily100 instead! Daily100s are 100 seconds or 100 reps of an exercise- any exercise. Here are a few ideas:
WATCH THIS VIDEO OF A DAILY100 "DANCER'S LEGS"
1-Legged Side Plank
1-Legged Reverse Plank
Cross Kick w/ Arms
Marching in Place
Knee to Nose
Skipping (yes, like when you were a kid)
Jump Rope Rotations
AT WORK? NO EXCUSE! TRY THIS STILETTO DAILY100
Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com. Watch out for her 4th book coming out next year- "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's May, 2012).