We all know the definition of insanity: doing things the same way and expecting different results. It seems we all are a little bit insane since many of us function like its Groundhogs Day yet unless you’re Bill Murray- it’s not working
As discussed in my Killing It post, what needs to change first is your perspective. Funny what happens when you change your perspective because everything changes, with a whole lot less effort than you thought. Take a look at your life, find what isn’t working for you – and change it. Here are 10 tips for Changing it Up:
1. Stop talking, and start doing
2. Let go of the crap – the stress, the worry and the negative self-talk
3. Know that nothing is impossible: just look at the word, it says “I’m possible!”
4. Don’t wait until tomorrow, start right NOW
5. Get rid of bad influences: This includes your friend Negative Nellie, keeping junk food in the house, or having your only recreational activities take place in a bar
6. Change the conversation: In your mind and in your life. For example, when someone says “hey- those pants make your butt look fantastic.” You can say: “no, it’s actually my butt that makes these pants look fantastic.”
7. OWN what you got, right now: Of course if you want to get fit, you have to get off the couch but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love your beautiful potato-ey self (who doesn’t like potatoes anyway?).
8. NO MORE EXUSES – ‘nuf said.
9. Stop being the victim: Anyone currently walking the planet has to deal with bullshit, because that’s life. Playing the victim gives your power away, and certainly doesn’t lead to change.
10. Make the decision: you have a choice, and you’re choosing change – for the better!
Change it up Chard Wraps
This recipe was published in Self Magazine a few months back but is a perfect example of changing things up – starting with lunch! Swiss chard is far more nutrient dense than lettuce and way better than bread. Blanch a bunch of chard at the beginning of the week so you have a quick go-to snack available.
Blanch Swiss chard by dipping leaves into boiling water for a few seconds, then quickly rinse in cold water. Pat dry. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons hummus evenly onto each leaf, top with 1/4 cup shredded carrots and 1 to 2 slices roasted red pepper, and roll into a wrap. You can also add low-fat mozzarella, pepperoncini, sliced turkey, or leftover veggies