Dear Love Yourself Fitness Challengers,
Welcome to your first day of our Love Yourself 60-Day Fitness Challenge! Are you ready to go?
For the next 60 days, we’re going to focus on making healthy choices that will help us improve our whole selves. We’re going to reset our bodies and our minds and focus one day at a time on becoming the best possible versions of ourselves.
Tips: Tracking Your Way to Success
You may choose to track your progress any way you like, but I suggest you consider tracking what you eat and how much you weigh at the very least.
Weight and Size Tracking: Whether you choose weighing in, measuring or trying on that favorite pair of jeans once a week to track your weight as the challenge goes on, try to only do it weekly. Weighing too often can distract you from your ultimate goal. Focus instead on learning to get in touch with your body and to recognize its signals.
Food Tracking: Food tracking is a huge pain at first, but it really does offer amazing insight. Tracking food helped me to lose 100 pounds (and counting). You won’t have to track forever—just long enough for you to get a good handle on the good habits you’re almost forced to develop when you see what you’re really putting into your mouth (and how much it costs you In calories each day. It took me about six months before I felt comfortable with “winging it,” but you may be different. Go with your gut.
There’s an App for That: If you’re like me, a smart phone is almost attached to your body—so get an app for that. There are many free and cheap Android and iPhone apps out there that will help you track your weight as well as your food, exercise and more. A few examples include FItocracy, My Fitness Pal and Gym Hero.
Tomorrow, check your email for more tips. Haven’t signed up yet? No problem! You can sign up free, right here.
Today’s Fitness Mission
- Exercise at least 15 minutes. If you can’t do 15 yet, do 3-five minute increments instead. If you can do more, go for it!
- Track your food intake either in a small notebook or an app on your smartphone.
- Read and try at least one Bliss Mission.
See you tomorrow! Until then, remember to be the change you wish to see in the world! Let’s do this!
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.