About the book:
Collected and curated by life coach and author Angela Atkinson, this ebook is also a toolkit that contains everything you’ll need to identify your issues and begin to resolve them, one baby step at a time.
Could you use:
Practical and easy ways to create serious change in your life, right now.
Expert ideas for coping with stress and thriving despite it.
Self-care advice that will help to improve both your self-confidence and your relationships.
Advice on dealing with difficult people and repairing damaged relationships.
Tips for creating and enforcing personal boundaries.
Advice for loving yourself and truly accepting yourself so that you can realize your true potential.
An understanding of how your perception creates your reality.
Here’s a Preview Of What You’ll Learn Inside.
Heal Broken Relationships With This 4-Step Process to Increase Dialogue
Zap Stress With These 5 Tips to Increase Your Patience
Conquer Social Anxiety With These 5 Tips to Increase Your Courage
Become a Better Leader: 4 Steps to Boost Your E.Q.
8 Habits That Guarantee Success
7 Tricks to Boost Your Memory
4 Key Attitudes for a Happy Life
The Top 5 Ways to Nurture a Healthy Body Image
Get Off the Diet Roller Coaster: 6 Tips for Making Your Weight Loss Last
Top 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Emotional and Mental Health
18 Ways to be Happier
14 Intrinsic Motivation Secrets for Making Everything Better
7 Steps to Having a Great Day
Top 10 Strategies to Overcome Anger and Gain Peace
9 More Life Lessons You Weren’t Taught in School
5 Indicators of a True Friendship
6 Tips for Getting Through the Hard Times
This book is exactly what you’ve been looking for if you’re at a point in your life where you know you’re ready for some serious changes, but you’re not exactly sure where to start. It offers powerful and simple secrets, tricks and baby steps that will help take your life from not-so-great to over the moon.
This book is right on. As a woman who has struggled with her weight and body image my entire life–there is more real life actionable tips in this book than ever. There lots of affirmations to keep your goals in sight and to stay the course.
Why should you listen to me? What makes me qualified to write this book?
While I’m a certified life coach, I’m not a medical professional. But that’s not what makes me qualified to share this information, in my opinion. But what does is the fact that I have lost more than 100 pounds and kept if off.
Need proof? Here you go. That’s me, on the left in 2008, and sadly, I’d already lost about 15 pounds when this photo was taken. And that’s also me, on the right, on my way out for a friend’s birthday a few weeks ago.
Of course, my friends noticed. My family noticed. And everyone I knew on Facebook noticed – so you can imagine what I’m going to say next.
People have been asking me for awhile now – how’d you do it?
Did you have surgery?
Some crazy weight loss pills?
How did you lose more than 100 pounds?
How I Lost More Than 100 Pounds (And How You Can Too)
I get these questions all the time, and the answer to all of them is NO! I did it all without any of that stuff – and it didn’t cost me So, now that I’ve kept the weight off for more than three years, I am ready to share my message with everyone – and it’s my greatest hope that I can help at least one person find the motivation they need to begin to turn their life around.
That’s why I finally decided to put it all down in writing, in one place – and BlissFire Media is launching it as an e-book on Amazon.com’s Kindle to start the movement. About the Book
Project Blissful is a whole-life makeover that helps you become the best possible version of yourself. Author and certified life coach Angela Atkinson has herself lost more than 100 pounds without surgery or hard-core weight loss drugs. In this book, you’ll learn:
– How to start losing weight today (and without feeling miserable in the process)
– How to love yourself healthy and thin
– How to find your ideal weight and reach it without pain
– How to lose weight without traditional exercise
– How to baby-step your way through small habits that add up to big results
How to Define Your Personal Ideal State of Body Bliss
How to Get Your Sexy Back, Starting Today
All of My Sneaky Skinny Secrets – How to Look Thinner Immediately, Without Actually Losing Any Weight
How to Drop the Weight, Not Your Life – How You Can Keep Living Your Life (Or Start Living It Now) Even Before the Weight is Gone
The Tracking Game – Exactly what I did to make the weight start coming off and to keep it in check.
Little-Known Secrets, Tried and True Tricks & Sneaky Shortcuts for Weight Loss
Tips on My Best Practices and Final Notes for Your Own Project Blissful
My Long-Term, Fail-Safe, Stay-on-Plan Weight Loss Motivation Tips
How I Developed Abs After 3 C-Sections and a 100-Pound Weight Gain
PLEASE, let me know what you think!
Because I genuinely want to be of service when I write my books, I value my readers’ opinions above all else. That is why I’m really hoping some of you will read the book and tell me your thoughts. Even more, I hope it inspires those who could use it to take their fitness to the next level.
Wanna win at weight loss? Here: 7 Tips to Increase Self-Control
Losing excess weight and keeping it off is a difficult, but necessary, task. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 69% of American adults are overweight. Being overweight can lead to many dangerous health conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, and heart disease.
Despite the risks, most of us have a hard time resisting the temptation of high calorie foods and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. The good news is that there are several ways to boost your willpower so that you can successfully lose those unwanted pounds!
Try these strategies to increase your self-control and successfully lose weight:
1. Get plenty of rest. Resisting the urge to cheat on your diet takes energy. You’re more likely to give in to temptation when you’re tired. Make preparations to get a restful night’s sleep and take frequent breaks during the day to boost your willpower.
2. Identify cravings and make healthy substitutions. Cravings can be irresistible and derail the most determined dieters. The next time you crave a specific food, satisfy the craving with a healthy substitute.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are great alternatives when you’re craving calorie-heavy, crunchy chips.
Try adding cinnamon to make foods taste sweeter without adding excess sugar.
Other spices such as garlic, oregano, and basil can add flavor to foods without adding salt.
Try broiling or pan searing some of your foods in place of frying them. You’ll still get a crunchy outer layer without the use of oil.
3. Focus on one area of improvement at a time. Our ability to exercise control is like a muscle. It can be built up, as well as exhausted.
If you want to lose weight and quit smoking, you might deplete your reserve of will power if you try to make both of these major changes at the same time.
4. Practice moderation. You can more easily strengthen your self-control if you take a moderate approach to dieting and exercise. Achieve success at weight loss by allowing yourself little indulgences from time to time.
5. Celebrate your success. We have more willpower when we have a clear goal that we’re working towards and feel as though our effort will be recognized or rewarded.
Divide your overall weight loss goal into several smaller chunks and celebrate as you reach each level.
Choose a reward that isn’t tied to eating, such as buying a new outfit or going to see a new movie with a loved one.
6. Share your battle with a friend that will keep you on track. It’s easier to maintain your self-control and stay focused on achieving your weight loss goal when you have a friend to cheer you on and help you stay motivated.
7. Use affirmations and positive visualization. Regularly visualize yourself at the size you wish to be. Use self-talk and verbal statements that affirm your ability to control yourself.
Having the discipline to lose weight and keep it off can be very difficult. This is especially true since high calorie foods and other temptations are so readily available. Practicing these strategies can help you to increase your willpower and self-control so you can strengthen your health and win the battle for your waistline!
“Maybe part of loving is learning to let go.” ~The Wonder Years
Relationships end for all kinds of reasons–some more logical than others. We did an informal survey of a group of men ages 24 to 50 and asked how their last relationships ended.
Here are a few of their most interesting answers.
Why My Last Relationship Ended: Men Speak Out
“Came home from work to find her gone. No letter, no call, nothing. I had to tell our 16 year son the next morning when he came in from a sleep over. That was 5 days before his 17th birthday. She just up and left to Michigan.” ~Dennis
“I was a dam drunk. I put her through hell and back. I kicked her out. Went and got a fast devorce. Then for awhile I thought what an ass. I turned my self in for recovery. 1 year later when I new I was alot better but still in recovey. Had to find her. Another year later remarried and I’m 3 years sober going on 4 years.” ~Joe
“When I was a freshman in college, I had a crush on a girl… we will call her Karen. We went out a couple times. It never turned into anything romantic, but we became best friends… When I was a junior in college, I started dating a girl… we will call her Tracy. We dated for 9 months… when I was a senior in college, Tracy dumped me and started dating… Karen… the girl I had a crush on my freshman year. Now every time I hear “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend” by The Cars, I cry AND laugh.” ~Kristopher
“I caught my ex in bed with another woman.” ~Josh
Why Relationships End, According to Men
According to AskMen.com, relationships commonly end for a few different reasons; primarily religion, sex, money and kids (or lack thereof).
AskMen suggests the following tips to help keep your relationship healthy.
1- Discuss issues as you go along, as values and wants evolve. 2- Accept the other person for what they are, and don’t expect them to change. 3- Try to understand your woman, rather than argue with her. 4- Keep an informal count to make sure that sacrifices are distributed equally.
eHarmony lists distance as a primary factor in relationships ending, followed closely by “the real self” coming out. It seems that many people are so busy pretending to be something they’re not that when the “real” versions of themselves rear their “ugly” heads, their partners are often shocked and disappointed.
And SheKnows.com says the top two reasons relationships end are incompatibility and cheating.
How about you? What do you think is the top reason for relationships to end? Why did your last relationship end? Share your thoughts, feelings and experiences in the comments section, below.
I don’t know about your neighborhood, but where I live right now? It looks like the North freaking Pole – but it’s really the good old MidWest. See what I mean?
Anyhoo, the snow (as beautiful as it is) also comes with cold, and with cold comes less movement.
Whether it’s because you’re snuggling under blankets to stay warm or because you can’t get outside to do your usual workout (like me) or go to the gym, you might find yourself hunkering down on a snow day.
But while the occasional snow-induced missed workout is okay, too many can really mess with your weight loss mojo. And believe me, I know what I’m talking about.
With that in mind (along with my own plight today!), I decided to share some really useful tips I’ve been using to get through my fitness routines.
That way, along with the wind chills, I can avoid the ever-dreaded winter weight gain. It’s all too easy to unconsciously pack on the pounds during winter.
Many of us are more likely to spend most of our time indoors taking part in sedentary activities and eating comfort foods- at least when it comes to the super-cold days, am I right?
If you ask me, the best way to put a stop to winter weight gain is to combat its effects before it even begins.
Try these HOT tips to stop winter weight gain in its tracks:
1. Work out indoors. Whether you purchase yoga DVDs or an elliptical machine, get moving each and every day throughout the winter.
* Take 30 minutes out of your morning to exercise. Feel free to take the weekends off, but if that’s when you have less restraint with your eating habits, take two days off midweek and exercise weekend mornings.
* Make it a couples event. Pop in a salsa DVD each morning and work out with your partner. It’s fun, flirty, and the perfect way for couples to spend quality time together every day.
2. Make meals ahead of time. Sometimes, when the weather is depressing, your desire to cook will vanish. This causes you to reach for the phone and dial the pizza place or Chinese restaurant for delivery. Instead, if you have precooked meals in the fridge, you’ll naturally eat healthier and save money, too!
* On a Sunday afternoon, take the time to prepare two or three meals and freeze them. Make vegetable soup, whole-wheat spaghetti and meatballs, or your favorite casserole and tuck it away in the freezer. Before work, simply let the container defrost and pop onto the stove as soon as you get home.
* If you’re not in a cooking mood, plan several meals for the week and, at the very minimum, group your ingredients together to save a bit of time.
3. Stock healthy snacks. Snacking is inevitable, especially when you’re stuck indoors, evening after evening. You might as well prepare for your snack cravings and stock up on healthy and satisfying snacks.
* Run for the baked goods! Though they’re often laden with calories and fat, you can often find fat-free and low calorie versions at specialty bake shops. Treat yourself to apple pie, angel food, and granola.
* A serving of apple pie generally contains approximately 300 calories. However, this is just approximately 50 to 100 calories more than you would consume eating a Kit Kat bar, Reese’s peanut butter cups, or 6 Oreo cookies. That slice of pie should keep you full for much longer, but keep an eye out for unnecessary saturated and trans fats.
4. Eat party and comfort foods in moderation. Even if your family is consuming heaps of awesome bad-for-you foods, you’ve got a choice to make. Indulge a bit if you must, but for the most part, if you’re trying to ward off the winter weight gain, just keep it reasonable. A controlled amount (say, a single serving) is acceptable as long as you hold yourself accountable in your food tracker.
* Have a glass of water before your meals and load your plates with vegetables, lean meats, and a small amount of fatty foods. Wait 20 minutes after your first plate. If you’re still hungry, reach for a second plate. (FYI: I use this one and almost NEVER actually go for that second plate!).
* If you’re hosting dinner, take charge and prepare calorie conscious meals. Rather than baking a ham for dinner, make lemon herb turkey. Rather than using mayonnaise in your potato salad, go for an Italian potato salad with vinaigrette as the binding agent.
In reality, all it takes to combat the winter weight gain is attention to detail and some indoor activity to keep you fit. By keeping these pointers in mind, you’ll be beach-ready even before the spring season strikes!