Quote of the Day: “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” ~ Dalai Lama

Song of the Day:  I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Exercise of the Day: Circuit Training

Affirmation: “Good things come to those who wait. I am mastering patience.”

Tip: We read a lot about caloric intake and how lowering our calorie intake for the day can help us to lose weight faster. What we don’t hear about is how drastically cutting calories is not sustainable. Inevitably, if you cut a large portion of calories from your day your body will go into starvation mode and you won’t be able to sustain this type of diet. In other words, you will rapidly go back to eating too many calories or you will binge to get immediate satisfaction. Everyone has a different body and metabolism and so it’s about finding what works for us as individuals. If you feel like cutting calories is something that may work for you let me suggest a gradual reduction of calories. Start by taking 100-200 calories off a day, don’t just go from 2500 calories to 1200 calories and expect your body to be ok with that. Weight loss is gradual. Any rapid weight loss will just result in you gaining it all back. It’s ok to go slow and treat your body right. You will have better results if you take the time to train your system. When it comes to diet and weight loss, our bodies like to know what to expect, we don’t want to send anything into shock. However, when it comes to our muscles and changing our body shape, switching up your routine exercise is beneficial to keep those muscles on their toes and constantly changing.