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Get Motivated to Get in Shape!

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."  
~Norman Vincent Pearle 

Achieving fitness success doesn’t happen overnight.  It takes desire, motivation and commitment to attain your fitness goals and dreams.  Though the thoughts of getting in shape may seem overwhelming, it is attainable!

You may try to rationalize why you just can’t find the time to take care of you.  There are plenty of excuses of why millions of Americans are overweight and even obese...   Living a fit lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight it takes motivation, dedication and determination to achieve your fit physique.  

Unfortunately too many people lack the motivation needed to commit to starting or staying on track day after day.  It begins with your habitual thoughts and feelings.  Having negative self-talk will hinder your efforts to get in shape.  Having a positive mental attitude will greatly assist you as you set forth to living a healthier lifestyle.

It all begins with loving yourself unconditionally as you are now.  Let go of negative feelings you may have about your body or past mistakes, replace them with thoughts of gratitude and love for all that you are.  Doing so will shift brain waves to create a higher frequencies of thought processes which will support your ambition to improve your quality of life. 

The more you love the more people will love you.  Release the tendency to criticise and to hold judgement, it only comes back to hurt you... So fill your heart with love, give love to everyone you meet by sharing a friendly smile or by giving encouragement and expressing gratitude to those you love. 


Living a healthy way of life is highly rewarding, you will have more success and happiness in all areas of your life.  You will feel vibrant, healthier and empowered.  Living a fit life also is considered the fountain of youth.  You can turn back the clock on your ‘real age’ by incorporating exercise and proper nutrition daily.
By creating your thoughts on purpose you will begin to be the master of your mind.   By being in control of your thoughts you can choose your thoughts on purpose to assist you in creating your life and body of your dreams. 

"Starting" a healthier lifestyleis half the battle, the first step may be the hardest steps to take, but before you know it you'll be skipping along and then running!  You can begin slowly by walking briskly for 20 minutes a day or jogging on a treadmill for 15 minutes, within time you will be able to exercise longer than you did the week before and before long you will begin to see results when you look in the mirror which will motivate you even more to accomplish your fitness dreams.

5 Motivational Tips to Achieve Fitness Success

1. Love Yourself Unconditionally ~ Think & speak positively to yourself and of others.  Listen to your higher self, follow your heart, and believe in you!  By loving you unconditionally you will create a powerful environment for your mind, body & spirit to become one, which will enable you to create the body of your dreams with less effort.  Your body is a manifestation of how you feel about yourself and the world around you.  So think loving thoughts about you!

2.  Set Goals ~
Write down short term goals in the present tense, as though you have already accomplished them, i.e. “I am 10 lbs lighter.” “I wake up each morning and exercise.” “I crave healthy whole foods each day.”  Read them daily with feeling, your emotions and feelings will aid in accomplishing your goals and dreams by attracting  into your life that which is needed to succeed.

3. Visualize Your Success ~
Visualize daily of exactly how you want to be, use all 5 senses. Post a photo of your dream body. Have thankfulness throughout the day for your miraculous body & for all the blessings in your life.  Think success!

4. Be Prepared ~
Plan your meals & workout routines the night before, and then follow through.  If you fail to plan you plan to fail.  Visualize yourself each night of what exercises you will do in the morning and how you will eat the following day.  Your thoughts are seeds to your upcoming experiences.  Go grocery shopping each Saturday so you will be prepared to have your meals on hand when needed. 

5. Log Your Success ~ Keep a gratitude, diet & workout journal.  Being accountable to "you" is highly motivating and will keep you on track with your fitness goals.  By writing down each evening  in a gratitude journal that which you were thankful for that day will help you shift your way of thinking to become more optimistic naturally.  Also, by expressing your thankfulness for your blessings you will soon have more to be thankful for.

If you do the above faithfully you will achieve your fitness dreams as you stay focused and motivated to achieve your goals!  Believe in all that you are and have fun as you continue to strive to live a healthier & happier way of life.
Thank you for reading... Until next time.... Liv Fit! Train Hard! Liv Happy!

With love,

Carol Whitaker
Lifestyle Fitness Consultant & Coach
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Diabetes and its prevention

Welcome back and after a long time we meet again in a healthy house. This time the discussion about a very serious disease threatening the earth's population because the disease is now common in young people, whereas before only attack people who have weight problems. This disease is DIABETES

So many people don't realize how serious diabetes truly is and as a result it is important to acknowledge what it is, how it affects the body, and how you can best protect yourself and your family from this serious health issue. Diabetes is a very serious matter and one that significantly affects the daily lives of over 25 million Americans and while most live successfully with this illness there are still many complications that diabetes presents in the lives of these individuals.

To begin with diabetes, it must be understood come in a variety of different forms but essentially only has to do with the ability of an individual's body to digest sugar and use it effectively. Those who have diabetes have to keep watch on their blood sugar themselves to make sure that it doesn't go too high or too low as this can be dangerous. Diabetes can also cause problems in the extremities and a decrease in sensation throughout the entire body which means a diabetic can have a heart attack and potentially not even know it.
Adults with a high body mass index, also known as BMI, are at heightened risk of developing advanced complications from type 2 diabetes. Problems stemming from being and overweight diabetic can include cardiac disease, kidney and liver failure, vision problems and nerve damage. Individuals whose BMI are in the range of “overweight” often see improvements in their blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels when they lose as little as ten percent of their body weight.


Physical activity helps the body to both shed unwanted pounds and improve the efficiency of insulin production by the pancreas, which is essential for maintaining healthy glucose levels. Even moderate exercise like a brisk daily walk can have a big effect on diabetes, because activity forces the body's muscles to absorb glucose, leading to lowered blood sugar levels. Working out is also a great way to relieve stress and keep levels of the belly fat-inducing stress hormone cortisol in check while reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, conditions related to diabetes.

Eat 5-6 Small Balanced Meals Throughout the Day

People with diabetes often have difficulty controlling their blood glucose levels, experiencing dramatic increases after eating a large meal then having their levels dip very low 2-4 hours later. These extreme fluctuations in blood sugar levels can be minimized by eating 5-6 small healthy meals throughout the day, which helps keep a steady amount of glucose in the bloodstream at all times.

Increase Your Dietary Fiber

Medical studies have shown that consuming a high-fiber diet can help diabetics control their blood sugars, as well as lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride (fat in the bloodstream) levels. Fiber helps control appetite which may help some patients loose excess weight. The American Diabetes Association recommends adults eat at least 24 grams of fiber every day.

Know Your Blood Sugar Levels

Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is a great way for people with diabetes to make sure their glucose levels aren't too high or low. Patients can check their levels at home using a small self-test machine known as a blood glucose meter which involves placing a tiny drop of blood on a test strip. Testing blood sugar helps patients understand the effect that exercise, food and medication has on their blood sugar levels, and using this information, diabetics can adjust their diet and activity levels to help achieve stable blood glucose levels
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"The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication." – Cecil B. DeMille


 Those that know me know that I live my life with passion to serve others and assist them in creating a life of their dreams through connecting the heart, mind & soul.

To truly transform your life you must begin with powerful, positive thoughts. Having a positive mental attitude and unconditional love for self and others will create miracles daily.

Aim to serve others daily and to stay focused on your fitness goals & dreams every day. Write down your goals, create a plan of action and then follow through with a vision of accomplishing your goals. Think positive, happy thoughts to enable you to create your dream physique with less effort & ease.

 So aim high, focus on success and believe that all dreams are attainable.

Thanks for reading, until next time... Liv Fit! Train Hard! Liv Happy!

 ~Carol Whitaker
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