1. Set Your Clothes Out The Night Before.
If you do this the night before, you’re basically telling your brain “Okay, I can’t just set these workout clothes out for nothing, guess I gotta put them on.” Another idea is to wear them for pajamas, but I feel like that would be incredibly uncomfortable. Also don’t forget to fill up your wa
2. Think About How You’re Going To Wake Up Early And Kick Ass.
This sounds like it won’t work, but I’m telling you, if you say it will happen, it will.
3. Make It Easy On Yourself.
Don’t be to hard on yourself. In the mornings, before I workout I’ll do yoga to stretch and get me energized. I find it easier that way, so I always make that a legitimate warm-up routine. After that, I’ll get out the door, or workout from home.
4. Play Uplifting Music In The Morning.
Have a getting-ready music playlist set to help you get through being tired and groggy.
5. Don’t Force Yourself.
If you can’t get up every day of the year at 6 in the morning and do a 5k run, it’s okay! I suggest waking up at around 10-11 AM the first week, and wake up about a hour or 2 earlier every week!
good luck. -Kaleigh
Love this ! I’m gonna start doing this =]
Obsessively trying to eat strictly healthy food and micromanaging all your meals is NOT healthy. Being absolutely terrified of certain foods because they are not 100% “clean” is NOT healthy. Feeling bad for enjoying food, regardless of its nutritional value, is NOT HEALTHY.
Unless you just want a little treat :) This is great info though!
You’re likely experiencing "shin splints" — these happen when the muscle pulls away from the bone in a funny way. They commonly occur while running downhill or while performing other strenuous activities that exert extensive pressure on the shin.
How to prevent them:
- Do some simple shin stretches before you go out for your run (and after. The after-stretch is JUST as important as the before-stretch!)
- Jog sideways — It may look silly, but it changes the direction of the pressure, so it helps.
- Ice your shins 20 minutes before you leave your house — It sounds silly, but the coldness loosens the muscle, which is why it works.
- Do not jog with excessively long strides as those are known to increase shin pain.
- Jog on softer surfaces (i.e. run on the grass instead of the sidewalk whenever possible).
Additionally, the type of shoe plays a major role in the acquisition of shin splints. You need shoes with extra cushioning and good shock absorbence. The best shoes to prevent shin splints are New Balance. Saucony are also good. If you go to your local sports store and ask specifically for shoes that help with preventing shin splints, or for shoes that offer a lot of cushioning, your sales representative should be able to point you in the right direction.
You could also purchase a shoe accessory called a halo-heel. It’s a cushion you put into your shoe at the heel and it helps add extra cushioning.
- 2 minutes – The white isn’t fully set and the yolk is totally raw
- 4 minutes – The white is fully set, but the yolk is thick and runny
- 6 minutes – The white is fully set, and the yolk is mostly set, but still a little runny in the middle
- 8 minutes – The white is fully set, and the yolk is set, but tender
- 10 minutes – The white is fully set, and the yolk is fully set
How to prevent Emotional Eating.
We all emotionally eat from time to time. Why do we do this? Most likely to take our mind off of whatever is wrong and distract ourselves with something else, food. According to Dr. Susan Albers, when you are stressed out, your body is flooded with cortisol, a stress hormone, which makes you crave carbohydrates, sugar and fatty foods, which may be another reason why we turn to food.
But how can you stop this?
It is important that you recognize the times when something is wrong and you are turning to food. How can you recognize this?
- Emotional hunger isn’t satisfied once you’re full. Instead you will continue to mindlessly eat to the point where you may feel sick.
- Emotional hunger isn’t located in the stomach. Instead you are focused in your head. You are craving specific foods, smells, tastes, etc. You do not actually feel hungry.
- Emotional hunger often leads to regret, guilt, or shame. You feel this way because you know you ate poorly and you know that food was not needed- you were not actually hungry.
- Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foods. When you are truly, physically hungry - you would be willing to eat almost anything- including healthy options like fruits & veggies. However when you emotionally eat you often crave your comfort foods like sweets & other unhealthy options.
- Emotional hunger comes on suddenly, while physical hunger comes on more gradually.
How can you stop/prevent emotional eating?
- Learn how to recognize physical vs. emotional eating. Catch yourself when you are about to emotionally eat and ask yourself if you are really hungry. Figure out what is wrong and causing you to turn to food.
- Is it stress? Many people emotionally eat when they are stressed out with something! You need to realize emotionally eating will most likely make the stress worse- you are not actually dealing with what is wrong and you are going to make yourself feel worse by overeating.
- How can you manage your stress? Figure out what you can do when you feel stressed. Instead of turning to food, call a friend, go for a walk/run, take a bath, go on tumblr, whatever relaxes you and will take your mind off of things!
- Also, figure out how to deal with what is bothering you. While you can go for a walk or take a bath to take your mind off things for now and hopefully prevent yourself from overeating, that may not actually solve what is wrong. Talk to someone about what is wrong and try to figure out what you need to do to get through it!
- If you are eating out of boredom then find a new activity you can do! Take up a new hobby, make plans with friends, look for a job, or something that you would enjoy that would keep you busy more often!
- Learn to deal with your emotions. Instead of turning to food when you are angry, upset, lonely, or even happy, find another outlet for your emotions! Whatever would help you personally. Write it down, as mentioned above, call someone, whatever helps YOU!
Emotional eating can be put to an end and you will feel so much better if you learn to deal with what is stressing you out rather than turning to food! Follow these tips and do your best to work through these situations! It may be hard at first but eventually you will be able to work through stressful times with no problem at all! I know you can all do it ! And I am here if you ever need anything!
If you have trouble with binge eating - I have a post about that here.
And if you just binged or had an off meal - I have a post about that here!
I hope this helps and my ask is always open if you need anything !