Tip of the Week

Roll with the punches! Life is gonna smack you right in the face when you don't expect it. If you're head's on straight, you're certainly gonna handle it just fine. Roll with it. Complain a little bit, and let it go.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday Things Thin Girls Know

Today's Thursday Thin Girl is a Miss Lauren Sprague, currently studying at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music! Miss Sprague is a fearless optimist, incredibly flourishing artist, and an absolutely fantastic personality. I barely know this girl, and I freaking love her. For more info on Miss Sprague, check out her website. The production photos section is incredible.

I have to say that the biggest advice I can give anyone trying to lose weight/feel better is getting exercise every day of the week. It is important to find a routine that feels good and is doable every day. Biking, running, swimming, jumping rope, walking, playing tennis—it’s about finding what YOU like to do and changing your routine.

I know that at times it is very challenging to get myself to the gym, but once I am there I am so happy I did it. Being active makes me feel better about myself, which in turn makes me want to eat healthier and continue building positive habits. In all honesty, I am known in my family as having a full mouth of sweet teeth. This is something that I have learned to monitor. I try to maintain good workout and eating habits, but I also reward myself and splurge every once in a while. I really do think exercise is the key to weight loss. It is hard work, but it’s worth it.

I challenge people to really push themselves—I think you might be surprised at how strong and powerful you are! If you don’t know where to start, many gyms have free personal training consultations that can help you set up a work out—or if you hate the gym take a walk at your local park. It is just a matter of getting out and doing it!

I feel good about my body. I, of course, have my days where I definitely avoid the mirror, but I also know to give myself a break. You must first love yourself. I live by the idea that “tomorrow is a new day”. It’s a brand new start, and an opportunity to feel wonderful and build great habits. It is simply not fair to compare your body to others. We are all uniquely ourselves and beautiful because of it!

Take care of your body-- not to impress others or look like a stick figure in a magazine, but for you—for your own health and happiness. You are in charge of how you live your life. When you take responsibility for your choices and hold yourself accountable for the consequences, you can learn so much more about yourself and become the best uniquely “you” you can be.

I barely ever get on a scale—not on purpose, but because I find that I feel better when I judge my weight on how I feel and look, not on a number.

Being active is fun! Working out shouldn’t be dreaded—find what works for you, but know that it also shouldn’t be easy. Push yourself healthily. Drink tons of water—staying hydrated especially when working out is imperative!

Oh Lauren, you are beautiful. Thank you for the sound advice and encouraging words. Again, EVERYONE, if you love who you met here--meet more of her at http://www.laurensprague.com/

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