Spring has officially sprung and Plus Size Wellness Magazine have included some great spring based information and tips in this our 1st Anniversary issue. We know you are aiming to get healthier this spring and you won't be disappointed with the articles we have inside. Enjoy your read!
daily runs progressed from a paltry half-mile to three miles in a few months. The beauty of this strategy is that it not only guarantees success, it guarantees that you will never put yourself in a state of willpower depletion. As you reach each subgoal, you will derive an enormous sense of satisfaction and pride in yourself, making it that much easier to tackle the next one. When you reach the final goal, you are more likely to feel a sense of abundance and strength rather than the more typical response of “I’m so exhausted, I could sleep for a week.” 6. Be yourself It takes an enormous amount of effort to suppress your normal personality, preferences, and behaviors. Not surprisingly, doing so depletes willpower. Psychologist Mark Muraven and colleagues found (link is external) that people who exert this kind of self-control in order to please others were more easily depleted than people who held true to their own internal goals and desires. When it comes to willpower, people-pleasers may find themselves at a disadvantage compared to those who are secure and comfortable with themselves. 7. Don't put yourself in temptation's way, or if you do, have a plan I don’t care much for most types of candy, but, like most women, chocolate is a different matter. So I cannot and will not keep it in the house. When my children brought home trick or treat candy, my husband was under strict orders to hide the chocolate where I would not find it. My side of the contract was not to look for it and not to ask for it. Knowing my weakness, I enacted a plan. And it has worked for years. As Baumeister points out, "People with low willpower use it to get themselves out of crises. People with high willpower use it not to get themselves into crises." Avoid places that will tax your willpower. If you can’t avoid temptation, make a plan in advance for what you are going to do INSTEAD of succumbing. Courtesy of Psychology Today
5 Healthy Eating Tips to Improve Your Diet This Spring by Adrian Newman, B.A. Maybe there are life events going on that are holding you back and making it difficult to manage your nutrition and improve your health. Or, as many of us do, you might just keep putting it off as a near-future goal. “I know I need to eat better; I’ll start tomorrow!” Sound familiar? To help you out, here are five easy tricks I use to help ensure that I eat well year-round: