How often do you go out to eat and you feel like you need to finish everything but then later you pay it for with a stomach ache or some gassy bowels? It has happened to all of us for sure. The easiest way to avoid this is simply don’t go out to eat, or save your restaurant nights out for special occasions.
The most positive solution for eating healthy is at home where you can plan your meals. When you plan your meals you are not willy nilly grabbing things at the grocery store. You have a list and know exactly what you need. When you shop off your list is when you start buying things that are fast and easy. You start buying junk food. I am not gonna tell you what you should eat, it is different for all of us but what you should do is plan your meals eat more healthy and erase the need to finish everything. You will find that it actually saves time to plan ahead too!
A healthy meal at home is a positive meal for your body and your mind. Eating healthier and taking the time to plan meals you will find yourself feeling a lot better about who you are. I have planned my meals and it is so beneficial because you can control your portion size too! I am about to go shopping again because I am out of food….That is the best part about positively planned meals, you use everything you buy and when you’re at the store you can buy yourself a healthy snack for the days you just want to eat a little more. For instance, right now I really have no food left but I am really hungry, but It is so easy to fight it when there really is nothing in the house. All I have to do is fight my will power to wait until I go shopping!
This April health month is more so about ways to be healthy of course but a healthy body is a positive body. A nourished body is a more alert body, and stronger body. Ultimately It puts you in a more positive mood.
I have made a handful of goals for this month and I am doing quite well with them.https://upwithmarc.com/2015/04/01/im-no-fool-this-april/ I have stayed away from sugary things and I am eating less. Last week I was 20 miles short of my goal of 50 miles biking, walking or kayaking, But this week I did 70 miles to make up for what I missed. For the record I am now 10 pounds down and I still have a half of month to go. The most positive benefit I am getting from this month is building a routine to continue even after month’s end.
Have a positive and healthy day and I hope you shop well the next time you are at the grocery store.
Join UP (Ultra Positive) With Marc
My quest is very simple, love everything in life and find as many positive people as possible! I, as one, I am strong, but at 2000 and counting, not just me but WE can be stronger! I am over 2000 here but on Facebook I just hit 2000 and I am very excited about this and look forward to more to come.
Much Gratitude for those that have helped me reach over 2000 followers here and 2000 likes on my Facebook page. Here is where it all began almost 3 years ago. https://upwithmarc.com/2012/08/29/hello-world/
I look back at all I have done in this time and it really feels like 6 years because I have done so much in my life and with myself! There will be many years to come and I am grateful for all those that will help me get there!
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Variety Friday (Focus)
This is absolutely right. You focus on losing weight, you will but you will also gain it all back. You focus on changing your life style and being healthy that weight comes off and stays off and you get in even better shape in the process. There are no quick fixes in this world that last, you have to be dedicated to the process to see results.
Here is a nice little positivism spin for you: Don’t focus on not being negative just focus on being positive. It is a formula that works in everything. The more positive you are the better you will feel and the more confident you become that there is more positive things in your future. When you build that positivism routine more positive things start to happen to you!
Have a great weekend, on Wednesdays I will give you update on my goals. I have certainly hit some challenges but nothing I cannot punch through. Have a great weekend everyone. I am grateful for your following. Stick around this April for more things healthy and positive.
I’m no fool this April
March has come to a close and what a month of Gratitude it was. I am so grateful for the results I had on my Facebook, my Blog, and also with myself. I really like the idea of the month long thing and I decided to do another one this month for all of April!
April will be all about positivism in Health. All month I will be talking about and sharing many Ideas on the subject of health for a more UP (ultra positive) life style. I have set up a few goals for myself that I will list below. Perhaps if you would like you can set up your own health goals to carry out all month long. There is no right or wrong goals. This is about your health and your body. Nobody know your body better then you do!
– No sweet, desserts, sugary drinks or sugary snacks all month
– One day a week if I want junk food
– No drinking alcohol (not that I do very much anyways :P)
– 50 miles a week biking, walking, or kayaking
– Set meals every day, eating less
– No eating out at restaurants all month
I start this month at a high 274 lbs. Lets see how much I can lose in one month.
With Easter looming, I quickly bought up some candy and ate it all last night, But that is it until May! Why April, you may be wondering? The only answer I have for you is why not?
I hope that this month challenge will set me up to get back to eating healthier and eating less again. I hope that you may be able to come up with some health challenges for you. I look forward to the new month, the new challenges, and the new people I may cross paths with.
Please share your GOALS, CHALLENGES, and STORIES right here or on my Facebook page, and be sure to share my posts with your friends.
Meme Monday (Gratitude 5)
It’s a long one but a good one. Be yourself and be grateful for that!
Day 30 of 31 Days of Gratitude. Check out my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UPwithmarc) participate, like my page and share it with your friends. Let the world know what you are grateful for.
Meme Monday (Gratitude 4)
DAY 23: I am grateful for the internet. It allows me to find everything I need and share everything I want.
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
31 Days of Gratitude. Check out my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UPwithmarc) participate, like my page and share it with your friends. Let the world know what you are grateful for.
Variety Friday (Afro Celt)
Afro Celt Sound System is a band I discovered many years ago and I am beyond happy that the song I love is On YouTube.
“When I Still Needed You” by Afro Celt Sound System
For those that understand or know the lyrics this song could carry a notion that is not positive. However, as I have said many times positivity can be found in any negative and anywhere. To me this song, little did I realize, represents my current journey of positivism. I know I found this years ago but things fall into our lives and we may not know until years later. I flipped this song on again, few weeks ago and it inspired me completely.
We fill our heads with drama, pointless thoughts, and negative things. The only way to push it out is to push Positives in. This is what I have been doing. It is amazing how much more room for positives there is in your head and in your life when you push everything else out. This song is kind of a reflection of the past when I was dependent on such simple negative things but now I choose the harder journey to find much greater things for my life. If this song does not lift you up to a better place you really need to listen to it again. There was a time when I still needed the old Marc but now there is no time or room for him anymore. Better things have already been planted in my past, I live to love everything life has to offer now, and my future will make the stars in the sky jealous. No matter where I look its positive. You can’t stop me. Can you put your life into a position where you are unstoppable? Do it NOW!
For those that know me very well if you listen closely at 5:55 you may just laugh a little! 😛
Everyone is Mr. Marc!
The main teacher is not in today so it is the aids and a substitute with our 7 students with autism. We get a phone call in the morning from one of our student’s mothers:
Me: Good Morning Mrs. (name removed)’s class this is Mr. Marc.
Mom: Hi this is (name removed) mom. I just wanted to let you know that we had some trouble this morning. He had a bit of a break down this morning because we didn’t have a frozen water bottle for him. Do you have a refrigerator/freezer in the room?
Me: Yes we have a small one. I will put it in there for him as soon as he gets here.
Mom: Thank you so much; what was your name again?
Mom: Oh ok so you’re his new teacher (aid)! His father he calls dad but every other adult male he meets, he calls Marc! Everywhere we go, everyone is Marc!
Me: I am pretty sure you just made my whole day!
The Conversation went on about what we have been helping him with, his work and eating habits.
There is a little boy running around Florida calling everyone Marc. I work with students with Autism from kindergarten to 2nd, some of them have other conditions, some of them can talk and some cannot. To hear that I have made such a big impression in such short time puts nothing but smiles on my face for the days to come. There are certainly good days and bad days, easy days and hard days, and progress can be slow. If you step back and see where the students had started to where they are now, that’s when you can fill your heart to know that you are making a positive change in their lives. His back story I cannot share with you but he has evolved quite a bit in our classroom.
I know everyone in Florida is now Mr. Marc, but there are plenty of other people that make this educational program successful. Being new I am very grateful to have made such a positive impact not only in my class room but around the whole school. I am fortunate enough to be able to take my students out of the class room and mix them with other student and I also work with the after-school program. All day with all the students in the school, I am tying shoes, helping them with art projects, helping them with homework, guiding them through games and exercises at physical education, fixing friendships, teaching them new words, growing their independence, playing tea parties, playing games with them that they just make up, and much more. Fortunately for you, all you will see is the rewarding parts of my job. My job is not easy there are many challenges, but If I can go home knowing I made just a little bit of a difference each day, it is enough to come back and do it again each day. It is enough to start each new day with a smile.
That is just what we need, start each day with a smile and make sure you love what you are doing. Working with elementary school kids has put an amazing spin on my life. There is much gratitude for all of you who have helped me on my journey but right now Mr. and Mrs. Maiden can take credit for helping me find this job.
I did not originally come down to Florida to work in a school at all. But one event lead to another and here I stand as an Elementary ESE Paraprofessional for students with Autism and the job has grown into so much more. Thank you very much Mr. and Mrs. Maiden for helping me fill Florida with so many Mr. Marc’s. 😉
Variety Friday (Alexander Perls – Storm)
I love songs with no words. It gives you a chance to create your own story with beautiful music. When I listen to this song “Storm” by Alexander Perls it really makes me think about my life transforming right before my eyes. All the troubles are washed away from you and the pure rain is falling and filling you with all the greatness to come.
The next time it rains go outside with this song and just look straight up. As you hear this song and feel that positivism hitting your face and soaking right into your soul, you then can make that great connection with your life.
I hope you can find inspiration in this song as I have. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Much gratitude to all of you.