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This is why I love being so connected with you guys.

On my facebook wall, I just got a message that made me feel good AND inspired a tiny idea that I could use your help with.

Amy (all around wonderful lady and substitute teacher) found something in her school’s washroom today that made her smile. On the bathroom mirror was a simple post-it with the words ‘you are beautiful’. So simple, yet not something we see everyday.

I can’t help thinking that there should be more messages like these, don’t you?

So here it is. Your BODY LOVE MISSION. (because we can’t just sit around and wait for it to happen. We gotta make it happen).

If you can, secretly grab a post-it tomorrow and leave a nice message for other girls to see. It can be anything ‘You’re worth it’ ‘You are loved’ ‘You’ll get through this’ ‘You’re awesome’. Leave it in the school bathroom, a hall mirror, your friend’s car, ANYWHERE where it can be seen by beautiful ladies who might need the reminder.

The more of us who do it, the more smiles we can make tomorrow. So easy and takes but a moment of your time. And if you think it’s cheesy, it is. But for a girl who really needs to hear it, it might just make her day. For those who get the chance to see the message, it might be just the thing they needed to hear.

Just TRY not to smile when you see one. I dare you. :)

So go on out and get your positive post-its on tomorrow!

What message would you want to see on a body love post-it?

“First we make our habits, then our habits make us.”
Charles C. Noble

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Jim Rohn

I LOVED this article. Hoping you can take something away from it like I did!

How to NOT Change a Habit: 7 Common Mistakes

Changing a habit is something very powerful that you can do for yourself and for others.

But it’s often not an easy thing to do. It becomes even harder to change when you make what I believe are some common mistakes. I have at least made them quite a few times.

So I hope you’ll find something helpful in this article. Something that will make it at least a bit easier to change your habits and to making a lasting change in your life.

Trying to change too many habits at once.

This is perhaps the most common mistake. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the enthusiasm and the hope that you will give your life a total overhaul. Nothing wrong with that.

But in my experience you won’t be able to keep it up until your new habits are established and stable. Sure, you can live on your enthusiasm for a week or two. But sooner or later life interferes or the stress of doing it all at once causes too much inner and outer resistance and you give up.

Changing a habit is a lot of mental effort. You have resistance from within as your mind tries to drag you back to the comfort it has known for so long (no matter if that familiar place isn’t that healthy for you). You may face resistance from the outside as people question your change.

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If a negative thought pops into my head, I talk to the voice within me and say, ‘I know you want to tell me that I’m less than desirable, but not now. You can come back in a couple days and cut me down when I’m done with this shoot. I promise to let you in then’ … I have worked very hard to love myself, and I do.

Check out the amazing replies to my earlier post 'What's Your Plan For Today' and see how people all over are squeezing in a little more ‘MOVE’.

Not too late to join in on the fun! Let me know what you’re gonna do, doing or did and inspire others to get moving!

Some of my favorites!

Inspiring! It doesn’t take a lot to get your butt in gear. Keep some of these ideas in mind for everyday moving! The gym can compliment an active lifestyle, but it doesn’t make up for a sedentary one!

LOVE these!

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You don’t need to do ALL these things (before you freak out!), but even 1 or 2, if they speak to YOU, can help you get the most out of your fitness.

What hacks would YOU add?

Top 42 Exercise Hacks via Zen Habits

  1. Start slow. The biggest mistake that people make when starting an exercise plan is starting too fast or too hard. Trust me, I’ve done it many times. I’ve learned to take it easy, start as small as possible, and worry about endurance or intensity later. The key in the beginning is to make it enjoyable and accomplishable. That’s probably not a word, but it should be. And it is now. Zen Habits are ones that are accomplishable.
  2. Increase but gradually. After getting used to a certain level of exercise, you’ll want to increase it. Don’t just run two miles or walk 20 minutes three times a week for a year. Your body adjusts to the stress you’re giving it, so you need to increase the level once you’ve adjusted. But do it gradually, and only every two weeks or so.
  3. Crank it up. Once you’ve gotten used to exercise, you’ll want to do some higher intensity ones for better fitness and fat-burning. For example, instead of running slowly and steadily, for a long time, try doing shorter bursts of fast running, with periods of rest in between. You can do this for any exercise. Higher intensity increases the calorie burn, and improves performance. But you can’t do it as long, and you shouldn’t do it every workout. Mix it in with endurance workouts.
  4. Schedule workouts. Make appointments with yourself to workout, at a specific time and place, just as you would with any other appointment. And make it the most important appointment on your calendar — more important than a doctor’s visit or even the manicurist.

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