While we know that we can watch our health using a scale and a tape measure, but there are other ways and one of them is to measure your resting heart rate. Today I talk about a free app that allows you to accurately record your resting heart rate. An athlete’s resting hear rate may be around 40. Don’t be depressed if you’re not in that ball park. Measure it, exercise, eat right and see if it goes down. The lower your heart rate, the better health you are in (your heart isn’t working as hard).
You don’t FEEL like exercising.
You don’t FEEL like eating healthy.
So you don’t.
This leads to you NOT exercising and eating right.
That decision leads to you feeling bad about yourself. It damages your confidence.
With less confidence, you don’t FEEL like you can lose weight. It’s too tough.
You FEEL horrible, sad, dejected.
You know you’r not a loser, but you sure feel like one.
Or Is This You?
You have integrity.
You keep your word.
You’ve tackled tough things in past
Then Do This?
Put the decision you WANT to do, on your calendar.
Then do it. Even if you don’t feel like it. DO IT (you said you were a person who keeps their word)
When you are done you will FEEL better (tired, but better).
You WILL have MORE confidence.
This leads you to believing you CAN do this.
The positive FEELINGS lead to you gaining confidence.
But it means doing things that you may not WANT to do.
But in the end you WILL BE doing something you WANT to do and that’s be healthy.
Make Your Decisions on Logic – Not Feelings
I’m not saying be a robot. We all have feelings, but they can be manipulated and lead us in the wrong (non-healthy) direction.
This makes sense. It’s logical. It’s simple.
It’s not easy.
One more time.
It’s not easy.
If it was easy, we’d all be thin.
I recently read an article from Michael Hyatt and he started doing some weight training and brought up the five most important benefits that have NOTHING to do with bulking up
- Better metabolism.
- Weight loss.
- Strengthened bones.
- Improved mental function.
- Heightened well-being.
You can read the full story here.
Another article talks about ways of battling Sugar Cravings.
I’m happy I’m down to 218.8. This is partially due to losing a tooth and not being able to eat “sharp food”. This includes peanuts, chips, popcorn, for three weeks. What am I eating instead? Fruits and vegetables. I’m not shocked that this then results in weight loss. are you?