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FEBRUARY GOALS

HELLO FEBRUARY:

February is one of those months that arrive fast and exit even faster. And yet so much is going on in such a short month. We have Valentines day and President’s day weekend and Winter Break. So much fun so little time! 

LET’S TALK ABOUT GOALS:

The beginning of the month is the best time to plan for your goals. Take a look back at January – did you accomplish all you wanted? If not – why? Be honest with yourself because at the end of the day you are only hurting yourself with excuses.   

FEBRUARY GOALS:

Before you make your February goals – make sure whatever goals you choose they include what is going to make you happy. Make sure you are making them for the right reasons. Because in order for you to reach your goals they have to mean something to you. Because when they mean something to you that is when you will do everything you possibly can to reach them. 

Start by deciding what your goals are and then think about how much do they mean to you. How hard are you going to work for them. Always remember making goals is the easy part – putting the action and work into achieving them is the hard part. We all want success – but actually doing the work is what creates the success. And when it comes to weight loss it’s as much mental work as it is physical. When you make those goals you have to include being willing to with walk away from temptation and being okay with eating less and dealing with those little hunger pangs. It’s not just “I want to lose weight” it’s about everything that goes along with losing weight. It’s hard work. But if you really put 100% thought into this and you tell yourself everyday how important it is to you – then you will achieve it. Because our mind is so powerful we can believe anything we tell it to – but of course that road goes both ways. Always remember it takes just as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive. 

CLIENT STORY:

I would like to tell you about one of my clients. She is a young mom of 3 who was overweight at 180 pounds. When she first came to me she was sure she wasn’t going to be able to lose weight. She was very depressed. She tried every quick fix diet and felt completely defeated. I explained none of that mattered – what was important right at that moment was that I was going to hold her hand throughout the program – all she had to do was trust me and trust herself and if she was really willing to work for this as much as she said she was – then we would do great. 

She started in September and now February 1 she is down 52lbs. Some months she lost more than others but even through holiday months she always had weight loss. What was most amazing was she never gave up. She worked so hard every week to stay on program – even with the temptations that were in front of her everyday. She always remembered what was important to her and what she wanted most of all was to feel great by Winter Break because her family was going away and she said her last trip she was so miserable and insecure and wore cover – ups the whole time. She said it ruined her trip and she ended up comforting herself with food the whole time. She was so tired of that feeling.   

One of the reasons I am telling you this story is because I think it’s so important to understand and really think about goals. She didn’t just WANT this she was willing to put the work in day after day and week after week. This trip kept her motivated throughout. For her It was more than just the weight loss. She said she avoided stores and places to go to because she didn’t feel good about herself. She was upset with herself because she felt 20 years older than her age and she didn’t know what to do about it. For her it was so much more about her confidence and this winter break all she wanted was to walk on the beach in her bathing suit and feel confident. We recently did a phone call and she cried and said to me — she never really understood how unhappy she was in her body until the weight loss. She said she knew she wasn’t comfortable in her body but didn’t realize how unhappy it made her. And only when she lost the weight and became really comfortable in her skin again — was when she knew how much this all really meant to her. She felt truly happy. — and that is something we forget. Happiness isn’t a thing – it’s a feeling. And maybe her goal wasn’t really about weight loss it was about feeling happy again. 

I think one of the most important points of this story is it’s not just about the number on the scale. It’s not about a size of clothes. This is about not settling for less than what you deserve because it’s easy. This is about not telling yourself that you did your best if you really didn’t or that you are happy if you know deep down that you are not. This is about digging down deep and working extra hard for something that means everything and that could even be potentially life changing for you. Yes im talking about weight loss but this can apply to anything in your life that you know you haven’t worked hard enough for. And while it may sound silly to some – I mean how can weight loss be life changing? Well waking up and going from feeling unhappy to feeling happy everyday is life changing. Those of you who have gained and lost weight know exactly what I am talking about. It’s life changing when you feel comfortable in your body and how much confidence you suddenly have because you feel good in everything you put on. When you feel good in your body everything changes for you. You feel healthy, energetic, you love to get up and get dressed. It can make the smallest things in life feel exciting. All because you are taking care of yourself and doing the right things.  When you think about it. It’s really not too much to ask of yourself. I mean just by doing the right things and making the right choices you get to live a life in a body that makes you feel HAPPY everyday. And that is life changing to a lot of people. 

Whatever your goals for February are – make sure they = happiness 

Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick
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LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND

YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS – Life isn’t supposed to be easy. You don’t reach a certain age, a certain social status, a certain position in your career, and suddenly have it all. There isn’t a secret potion, a lucky token, or even a prayer that will change the course of your life with a snap of your fingers.  And sometimes not knowing can be uncomfortable. But when it comes to weight loss – what we can find comfort in is that when you plan – prepare and follow through with your menu – and when you don’t eat in between your meals, and you work really hard – and be consistent – you will absolutely see results. And you know this because you have seen the results of so many clients around you.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

RESULTS: When it comes to weight loss the best way to see results is to just start. You have to work hard, push yourself and be okay with being outside of your comfort zone. Sometimes we feel we need to have all the answers or it has to be the perfect time but the truth is there is no perfect time and you will never have all the answers. What is most important is to just start – follow and be consistent. What you need to know is that every day that you follow you will learn more. Every day that you are consistent you will see results. It’s okay to feel out of your comfort zone. Many of you who first started the Innovation program and now the Ketovation program were completely out of your comfort zone. Yet, you trusted me, you listened, you followed, learned – worked hard-and the results have been absolutely amazing. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

YOU CAN GET PAST THE CHALLENGE: Life is supposed to be challenging – and when we talk about challenges Weight Loss is right there at the top of the list. But we must remember it’s the challenge in life that makes you learn so much. And it’s the challenge that makes it so exciting. As you succeed with each challenge, you trust yourself to overcome future obstacles. You gain great advantages when you overcome your challenges – most of all discipline and control.  [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

CAN YOU DO IT: You know deep down you can do this. You can do anything you want if you put your heart and soul into it. It takes a positive mindset, hard work and consistency and you will get to where you want to be. You have to learn to talk yourself into it and stop talking yourself out of it. Instead of looking for excuses to go off program you have to make all the excuses why you should stay on program. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR YOURSELF: Aside from the fact that they are probably not true – more important is when you say them or when you think them, they are causing you to limit yourself. These excuses keep you going down the same old path, preventing you from reaching your goals.  If you really want to lose weight, feel great and have control over your life and your happiness – then stop making excuses of why you can’t do it and just do it. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE: It takes following your menu – not eating in between meals and snacks – having the the discipline to want it more than just wishing for it and talking about it – it takes planning, preparing and following through with your day – it takes not making any excuses on why you should go off program. It takes consistent hard work – And most of all it takes you loving yourself enough to walk away from the temptations. You have to be willing to put your “immediate wants” aside for your “future results”. When you can do that you will see the very best results. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

STOP BEING AFRAID AND START BEING EXCITED

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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IN STUDIO APPOINTMENTS

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

IN STUDIO PROGRAMS

FALL SESSIONS START WEEKEND OF

SEPTEMBER 17 / 18. 

 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SESSIONS AVAILABLE

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You can choose to do any of the following programs:

  • Our Signature Innovation Program– Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, High Protein Diet
  • NEW Ketovation Program – Medium Calorie, Very Low Carb, High Healthy Fat, Medium Protein Cycled with the Innovation Low Calorie Low Carb, Low Fat, High Protein Diet
  • Fasting – Is optional and can be incorporated into any of the above Programs

 

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Unfortunately at this time we can only take a limited amount of In-Studio Clients to meet with Josephine.

All In-Studio Clients meeting with Josephine Must Show Proof of Vaccination.

If you want to be an in-studio client please make sure you sign up with Susan or Jeff at the front desk in order to secure your appointment. Innovationjeff1@gmail.com. or call the store 516 802-5055

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12 Sessions: $699 

Includes: 12 In-Studio Session 

24/7 Text Support

Personalized Menu 

Must be completed within 6 months

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6 Sessions: $499

Includes: 6 In-Studio Session

24/7 Text support

Personalized Menu

Must be completed within 3 months

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ONLINE PROGRAM

ONLINE: If you can’t come in you can join the Online Program – Includes personalized menu, and 24/7 support with Josephine. Sign up online:  innovationweightloss.com or through Jeff innovationjeff1@gmail.com or call store for more information 516 802-5055

 

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ON YOUR OWN 

ON YOUR OWN: You do not have to be a client to shop in our store or to do our programs. You can do any of our programs on your own. Just head over to the website: Innovationweightloss.com and purchase and download any of our menus that fit your lifestyle. (Our Ketovation Program will be uploaded September 7th.) Come in to our Woodbury Location and shop or shop right online.   **These are general menus and are not personalized and do not come with the 24/7 support

 

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick
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TUESDAY’S WEIGHT LOSS TIP

HOW IMPORTANT IS WATER FOR WEIGHT LOSS? Staying hydrated encourages proper metabolic function. Your body is up to 60 percent water and needs water to function properly. Being dehydrated prevents your metabolism from running at peak capacity. That’s definitely not good when you’re trying to lose weight.

 

DID YOU KNOW:  You should aim to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces. For example if you weigh 160 pounds you should aim to drink about 80 ounces (10 cups) of water each day. Keep in mind that’s a minimum. If the weather is hot and humid, you will sweat more. This means that you need to consume higher levels of water. And, if you are doing any type of activity that makes you sweat, you need to consume additional water to replace the fluids that you lose. Yes, you’ll probably pee a lot more than you’re used to when you first starting upping your water intake. But trust me, there are so many health and weight loss benefits that come with water intake.

 

BENEFITS OF WATER:

  • Water acts as a natural hunger-blocker. If you think you’re hungry you might just be thirsty.
  • Drinking more water will help cut down on false hunger pangs.
  • Drinking water helps reduce drinking other high-calorie drinks.
  • Water is the best zero calorie drink around. Trust me when you drink a gallon of water a day there’s no room for other liquids.
  • By drinking ample amounts of water day-in and day-out, you can slowly tighten your skin and maintain a healthy glow.
  • Drinking water will flush out the toxins in your body, especially the harmful toxins that can take a toll on your overall health.
  • Water keeps your body hydrated and refreshed and helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. People who drink large amounts of water are less likely to suffer from scars, wrinkles, and soft lines and they won’t show as many signs of aging as those who drink little amounts of water. As you grow older, it is tougher for your body to retain water, so by inputting more water into your system, you are helping your body and your skin stay hydrated.
  • It improves blood oxygen circulation. Water carries helpful nutrients and oxygen to your entire body. Reaching your daily water intake will improve your circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health.
  • It helps fight off illness. Drinking enough water can help prevent certain medical conditions – including constipation, urinary tract infections, hypertension and kidney stones
How can you tell if you are hydrated? Areas such as the skin under your eyes can become dark if you are not hydrated. If you have a lack of elasticity in your skin, it may be that you are dehydrated. To check your skin’s elasticity, gently pinch your skin and see if it bounces back. If it doesn’t bounce back, you are dehydrated.

I LOVE WATER! I credit everything to my water intake. I wake up at 5:30am every morning – and by 7am I have already consumed 4 – 16oz bottles of water. I drink it throughout the day and I always drink another 4 – 16 oz bottles right before bed which is usually around 1:30-2am. Maybe it’s because I am a pisces and spiritually a fish I love everything about water. I love to drink it, and swim in it. It’s so fresh and clean for my body inside and out. I love how it makes me feel and look.

 

FINAL TIP:  Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load, and improve the function of all your tissues. If you want to live your healthiest self – drink your water and make it a priority in your life for you health, weight loss, your body and mind. Everything runs and looks better when you are continuously hydrated.

 

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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IS THE STRUGGLE TO BE ON PROGRAM OR OFF PROGRAM?

BALANCE IN THE SUMMER

I have to say I am super impressed with how so many of you got right back on program after vacations. So many of you even texted me on vacation telling me you couldn’t wait to be back on program when you returned. For those of you who have experienced it you know that it is such a great feeling to have when you are away enjoying knowing that when you come back it’s only a couple of days until you feel back in control and back to yourself. Thinking about it more in depth it is even more amazing how quickly we feel the difference when we go from on program to off and then off program to on program.

IS IT A STRUGGLE TO BE ON PROGRAM OR OFF PROGRAM?  We always feel like it’s a struggle to be on program and do the right thing – but the funny thing is as soon as we have the freedom to go off program we can’t wait to get back on program again. Which brings me to the question is it more of a struggle to be off program or on program. I would have to say from the text messages it’s actually more of a struggle to be off program.

Here is why: Mentally while we are on program it feels so difficult and we just can’t wait to have a cheat day but you see the cheat day is part of the program so when you are on 6 days and cheating 1 day that is still very much on program. But when you have a long holiday weekend or a vacation and now you are off program every day – even if it’s just a cheat meal or extra drinks – you are off program and you immediately feel it in your body and clothes.  When you don’t have any 100% on program days and you feel it in your body it changes you mentally. You know it’s a struggle to feel that way and you don’t want to stay that way – and that is why you can’t wait to be on program again.  For those of you who have lived the program for a long time know exactly what I am talking about.

WEIGHT LOSS IS 90% MENTAL: When we break it down – what we learn on program is very simple: We can go enjoy our holiday and vacations knowing that when we return and get right back on program in only a couple of days we will feel so much better. It’s truly the beauty of the program. What many of you may not have realized is that the cheat day has set you up for this. Having your cheat day once week and learning how to get right back on program the day after cheating has taught you so much. You have learned how to go on vacation and get right back on program after the vacation is over. When you master this you have learned the balance of weight loss. Living healthy, losing weight and enjoying and indulging.

THE BEST LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE:  We work hard we play hard. In every part of life we need balance so that we don’t just do one thing too much because that will only set you up for failure. There is nothing more important than having a healthy balance in your life – you work hard to be healthy and feel good, but you also enjoy and indulge. It’s so important to incorporate the cheat day because no one can or should want to be 100% – 24/7.  When you learn how to incorporate the cheat day it teaches you the balance you need to lose weight. Just remember the cheat day only works when the other 6 days are 100%. If you are not having 100% days then you should not be having a cheat day.

LIVE THE PROGRAM: When you learn not to just do the program and you learn to live the program you will see it gets easier and easier to get back on program right after a cheat day, holiday and/or vacation. A big part of the program is not so much the vacation or holiday cheating – but what you do after it. It’s super easy to cheat but it’s twice as hard to get back on program after a long holiday weekend or vacation. But the more you live your 6 days on and 1 day off makes getting back on program so much easier because your body learns quickly how much better it feels when you are doing the right thing and feeling your best. Consistency is key here. The longer you teach your body to live the 6 days on and the 1 day off program – the easier it becomes and the faster you learn to live in this healthy balance.

YES, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL: While we want to enjoy summer we don’t want to throw away everything you worked so hard for. Remember when you are returning from vacation the first few days will always be the hardest because you are going from eating too much to eating less than your body needs – so you will experience real hunger pains. Just remember they are temporary. By thursday you will start to feel so much better and you will know only another couple of days until cheat day again. So if you are returning from vacation and feeling a little struggle with the hunger – remember how important it is that you get right back on program. Push yourself through the first couple of days and I promise you by the end of the week you will feel amazing. You will be thrilled that it’s behind you and that you are back on, feeling good and eating on program.

FINAL THOUGHTS: it’s hard but its also very doable. You make choices and you deal with the outcome. If you want the summer to continue to be fun and you want to feel good every week so you can enjoy it – then you need to learn to get right back on program after a holiday or long weekend. Continue to do your best everyday and be proud of it. Don’t wait until you find a perfect week where nothing is going on to go back on program – finding a perfect week in the summer where nothing is going on is impossible. Instead jump right in and think of your weight loss as weight loss days not weight loss weeks. Every day that you can make a weight loss day – do it. The more weight loss days you get in one week – the better the result at the end of the week.  When you treat your body good your body repays you will results.

GET THROUGH THE STRUGGLES YOU WILL SEE THE RESULTS

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL

When it comes to weight loss – Summer is going to be as difficult as you make it. And honestly what you get out of the next 2 months will be entirely what you put into it. I can’t say it enough if you want to lose weight you need to not just say it you have to do it – and that is where the hard part comes in. We all want it- we say it all the time — I need to lose weight I want to lose weight — but when we sit at a table we order the wrong thing or we find our way into the cabinet that we know we shouldn’t be in. If you want the results you need to be in the right mindset to get them.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

WHAT TO DO: Believe in yourself. It’s not only about what you are doing physically it’s what you are believing mentally that is just as important. While most of the clients are doing really well right now, some are still really struggling. They start the week with wanting to have an amazing week and by Wednesday they are texting me that they slipped up with extra cheats, drinks etc. If this is you— I want you to remember while you are struggling to get through a clean week I have hundreds of clients who are staying on program and reaping the rewards of losing weight, feeling good and looking great. So it’s always a question of what you want and what is important to you. But at the end of the day nothing is impossible when you want it bad enough.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

WHAT DO YOU BELIVE: Now of course there are so many clients who are totally fine with maintaining through the summer and that’s great too. It all comes down to you will do what you tell yourself you want. If you go into the summer saying im okay with maintaining then that is what you will do…. If you go into the summer telling yourself you are going to lose weight then that is what will happen. Our mental strength is just as important as our physical. If you don’t believe in yourself to do what you want how will you ever follow through with it.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

WHERE TO PUT YOUR STRENGTH THIS MONTH: Put all your strength in believing you can achieve what you want. Whether it’s maintaining or losing believe in it and you will get the results of it. We sometimes spend so much time complaining why we don’t have it or complaining that we want it – that we forget we are in control of it. Always remember while you are complaining- I have hundreds of clients that are believing in themselves and achieving the results. So choose what you want and who you want to be and that is who you will become.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

RECAP: Summer is hard so if you want results you have to do the right things. Follow your menu and stop making excuses why it’s hard… it’s hard for everyone. It always comes down to how much you want it. Your results will always be up to you! If you want to lose weight put the work in, be consistent and remember your every day actions = your results. You can do this – you can do anything you put your mind to. Stay true to who you are and what you want. Believe in yourself and constantly remind yourself how important this is to you. Stay positive and remove all negativity from your mindset and your life. Everything you want is right in front of you but you are the only person who can give that extra effort to get it. We can all make excuses but the excuses get you to exactly where you are today. If you want to be successful and see the results you have to remember it takes work and a positive mindset – both of what you have total control of. But it will only happen when you decide that you are important enough to make it happen.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

IT WILL ONLY HAPPEN WHEN YOU DECIDE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN 

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Back On Your Path

Welcome back everyone!  Im so happy everyone had a great safe holiday weekend. First, I want to tell you wherever you are don’t stress about it. Just get right back on program and finish out the week solid. One week and you will feel so much better being back in control and knowing that your body is in the right direction. You will weigh in this weekend and wherever you are you move on from there into a positive and happy place.

 

I want to thank you all because I have heard the nicest things the last couple of days from so many of you……. I love all the photos you send me. So many of you that were at holiday events this weekend and felt so good about yourself…….  We had more clients than ever hit their lowest numbers this past weekend. The excitement was beyond thrilling for me to be a part of. Thank you all for working so hard.

 

I love how so many clients couldn’t express enough how knowing they were going back to their magic muffins and Innovation food after the Holiday weekend helped them mentally get right back on program. It makes me so happy!!! I say it all the time — it only takes a couple of days of being back to eating on program is what gets you back to feeling good again. The quicker you get back the faster you recover. It all comes down to it’s not always about going off program that matters so much — it’s about what you do after you go off program that makes all the difference. When you get right back on program you get right back to feeling your very best, lightest, happiest and in control feeling — and that makes us all happy.

 

Here are some things I want you to think about moving forward into the Beautiful Sunshine and Social Summer.

  1. You will feel hungrier this week.  Why? Because you were eating for Holiday and Weekend Vacation last week and now you are back to eating for weight loss. So expect the hunger and embrace the hunger. I promise you will live through it. You might not be happy about it and there will be uncomfortable moments — but it will pass. And by the weekend you will feel so much better mentally and physically.
  2. Try your best to put the clean on program week in. I know we have so much going on in the summer and we are eating-out more often and socializing more than normal. But the more on program consecutive days you can put together the faster you will go back to feeling your best and back to your weight loss. If you are eating out make sure it’s a clean meal. Just because it’s summer does not mean you have to over indulge.
  3. If you are drinking alcohol make sure you follow your Snack Categories. It’s not the alcohol that is the problem it’s what the alcohol makes you do that is the issue. By the second drink the body and brain slows down – you are no longer in control. If you are having more than one drink– try and drink a bottle of water in between drinks.
  4. Don’t blame others. If you go into a social setting half-hearted about staying on your program it’s going to be easy for family and friends to talk you out of it because that is what you really want them to do. We give off signals to people of whether or not we are serious about staying on program. If you give off the signal that you are not in it 100% they will know it and easily talk you into sabotage. If you give off the signal that you are on your program 100% then no one is going to be able to talk you off it.
  5. As much as I always tell you consecutive days are the most important for weight loss — what I want you to think about through the summer is on program days in general. If you know that you are extra social and that you have things going on through the week or weekend — and consecutive days are going to be difficult —then make sure that any day that you can have an on program day you do it. Follow your meals and snacks and make sure you have your on program food planned and prepared because when you can be on program you want that day to be 100%. The more on program days you can add into your week will make the difference between maintaining and gaining.

You have to decide what you want.  If you are 225 and want to be 190 OR you are 140 and want to be 120 you can’t just talk about it and wish for it — because that is not going to make it happen. If you really want to lose the weight throughout the summer then you have to stay on program and work hard and follow your meals and snacks. Everyone that does the program and has success will tell you that it becomes a way of life. Learning to use your cheat day and loving it every week is life changing. Learning to go right back on program after holidays and vacation is more important than the time you spend off it. I see clients everyday do it regardless of the time of year. They are prepared with on program food and they always know what they are doing and where they are going and what they are eating. Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring – if you want to lose the weight I can promise you it’s very doable just put the work in— and this time of year don’t let the social summer become all about food. The bottom line is whether it’s losing weight or maintaining the weight you have to plan it and stick to it. I can give you all the tools in the world but you have to want it and work for it. And it can’t be just when it’s convenient for you — it’s just as important to do it when it’s inconvenient. When you really learn to live the program – you will love the way you look and feel everyday.

 

My final thoughts for you are…  When you can’t control what is happening in front of you — challenge yourself to control the way you respond to it. You can control your mind or You can let your mind control you

 

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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~Love to Live Healthy With Josephine Fitzpatrick

 

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HOLIDAY WEEK CHECK-IN

[dt_sc_hr_invisible]Do you remember when you were young and your parents went away and you were so excited — YAY! PARTYYYYY! The funny thing is, now you reflect back and realize your parents were thinking the same thing. They were thinking, the kids are gone let’s PARTY!!!! Yes – everything tends to come full circle and what we didn’t understand or even think of back then we understand now. If your kids are away you are certainly playing – how much you play and how much damage you do will result in how the rest of your summer will be. You must stay mindful and remember to think before you eat and drink.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Many of you, which I am so thrilled to say, are going into this holiday weekend in a very good place. And Im really so super proud of all the hard work you have been doing. But regardless if you are in a good place or still struggling you need to approach this very fun filled holiday weekend with a plan. Know what you are doing, where you are going and how you will approach each of the days. This is such a tough weekend, but sticking to your good choices and feeling the best you can will make such a difference in your outcome. We all know how bad choices and good choices can dictate our mood. If you make good choices you feel great and when you make bad choices it makes you unhappy. While it seems like it should be so easy to choose HAPPY, the truth is, when the treats and Cheats are in your face is when you need to remember that eating on program makes you feel your best. Walking away will make you happy. Eating On Program makes you happy. Do what makes you happy. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Holidays are never easy and I wish I could tell you that they don’t count. But the truth is, if it’s not your Cheat Day – what you do matters. What you do this weekend will show in your next weigh in and will result in how you feel the day after the holiday weekend is over. Do you want to look back and think about how you Cheated for 3 days straight and feel horrible, or do you want to look back and think about how much you enjoyed your long weekend, stayed on program, enjoyed your Cheat Day and when you wake up Monday morning you will feel great about your choices and looking forward to the week ahead. At the end of the day it’s always a choice. And it’s one that I can’t make for you. But it’s a choice that you have to always keep in mind that whichever decision you make will result in the way you feel mentally and physically. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]You want to make sure you are starting your summer following your program, staying on your path and making the decision that will make you happy. Whether you are at a friend’s or BBQ or home, you can get through the day with the same amount of food you get through when you are working or when it’s a normal weekday. 8 hours is 8 hours and 10 hours is 10 hours. Where you are and who you are with should not dictate how you eat. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]One of the most important things you should learn from this program is you can go anywhere and be anywhere and eat, have a drink and have fun and still stay on program. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]One thing I can tell you for sure – and I know you will agree when you read this… You always feel so much better about yourself when you are eating on program and making the right choices.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]You have choices: 
Lose Weight: If you plan on only have one cheat day this weekend because you want to continue to see results that fabulous.
Maintaining: If you are splitting cheat days (staying on program all day and only having dinner and drinks or dinner and dessert cheats for two days) then you will maintaining and that’s great too. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Most important you don’t want to look back and know that you had 3 days of no control -cheating and not doing the right things because that will make you unhappy Monday morning. Now is the time to make the choices and have a plan for the weekend. Think of what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. Not for just the moment but for the long term. When the weekend arrives be ready and know what you are doing and how important it is to you. Make sure that you are thinking about what and how you want to look and feel like next week, and your next weigh in, and even next month. Think about what makes you happy and remember that TREATS AND CHEATS are not for everyday. Because if you have them everyday they are no longer treats then they are just plain old cheats. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]NEVER MAKE PERMANENT DECISIONS 
BASED ON TEMPORARY FEELINGS[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick
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MAKE YOUR SUMMER DAYS COUNT

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Summer days are here and they are harder than any other days of the year. But they are still just as important as any other days of the year. If you want to lose weight you need to plan and always be back on track every week regardless of where you are or what time of year it is. Being back on your path every week is important for many reasons. It gives the week purpose and a sense of control in your week ahead. Another great thing about being back on track every week is it gives you a chance to regroup, put the weekend behind you and be even better than the week before. It’s fine to have weekend fun but the importance of getting back on plan and doing the right thing every week will result in how you look and feel the following weekend. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Summer is not Easy: Summer is a time when it’s harder to stay on track and have 110% days. But sometimes just because it’s harder doesn’t mean it’s not doable and doesn’t mean it’s not necessary. I don’t have to tell you how quickly you will gain the weight back. This program works if you follow it but if you eat what you want when you want you will gain the weight right back. If you are 80%-20% then you will get 80% results. If you are 60%-40% then you will get 60% results. You see the clients around you. Many who have kept the weight off and maintained. They do it because they are on program and live the program. There is always a choice and you need to make it everyday. If you want to lose weight this summer you need to follow your program and stay on program in order to enjoy the one Cheat Day a week. Make sure you have all your meals and snacks prepared and ready for you. It’s important to plan your days and be ready for whatever is coming your way. If you have your meals and snacks then you have no excuse to go off program. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to give up losing weight. You can enjoy and lose weight if you are willing to put the work in. Remember, the harder you work the better the results. It’s never easy – especially in the Summer, but it’s very doable and necessary- especially in the Summer.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]You can continue to lose weight if you really want too: Most people gain between 7-10 pounds by September. That’s a lot of weight to gain on top of weight that you already needed to lose. Think smart and act smarter! If you want to lose weight, if you want to look good and feel good then you have to do good things for you body. Yes, exercising is very important and the more you can incorporate it the better you will feel. But staying on program is what is going to make the weight come off. Staying on program makes you feel amazing and make the changes you really want to see. It’s what will make you feel that lighter, happier feeling that you love and changes the number on the scale to where you want it to be. It’s what gives you the feeling that you are in control and doing the right things for your body and mind. While it’s a much harder concept to follow in the summer, it’s what makes you feel your best. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Choose your battles: If you know you are having long weekends at the beach or on the boat – then you need to try and be 110% Monday through – Thursday. If you want to lose weight this Summer but don’t want to be super strict – then be amazing on the days you can be. And on the days that are more challenging – try and be mindful even if you are cheating. You don’t want big Cheat Days to be consecutive and you don’t want to be Cheating a little everyday. The days that you can be amazing – then be amazing and eat the minimal that is on your plan. On the days you need extra snacks then have them but try to make them On Program snacks. If you want to enjoy a treat here and there then do it but try to be amazing and on 110% on program the following day. My point is, the great days will help and will count in your overall summer. You may not see the weight loss every week but you will see it by the end of the month. Instead of losing 1-2 lbs every week in July – you might lose 2 pounds by the end of July and 2 pounds by the end of August – and both are much better than gaining 10 by September.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]Change Your Focus for Summer Months: If you already made the decision that you want the summer to be less about dieting and more about enjoying then you need to change your focus. Many clients will look to just maintain through the summer and get back on program in September. That is totally fine and may give you the mental break you need. In order to do this you need to still be mindful everyday about what your choices are. Instead of focusing on losing, focus on not gaining: Some clients will cheat one week and the next week be 110%. Others will be amazing Monday through Thursday and Cheat Friday through Sunday. Try and make changes where you can even on the days you are not 100%. If you want extra drinks give up your snacks. If you want extra snacks then make your meals smaller. Try and make even the smallest positive changes on the days your are off program. This way even though you are having more Cheat Days the changes will not necessarily help you lose but that’s okay – because what they are doing is helping you from gaining.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]At the end of the Summer days and Summer months – we have to accept what we have done. While it’s great to party, drink, and indulge – if you continuously over do it – you will be left with the results that I can assure you will not be worth how you feel. So stay mindful and think before you act. Because just like every bad choice will make a negative difference – every good choice will make a positive one. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick