Do you remember about a month ago when you promised yourself for New Year’s Eve that you would lose weight and get in shape?
How’s it going?
Yeah, I know, it’s not easy. I’ve been a bit of a slouch myself. Just seems I can’t get the right weight loss motivation to get up off the couch and shake my butt into shape.
What I really need is some flipping brilliant motivationalmusic that will motivate me to dance, to be energetic . . . heck, to do anything that will make me lose weight.
Thankfully, there’s a veritable truck load of great pop songs that are perfect for making you feel all energetic and getting you up and going, working on your weight loss program and pushing you down your road on your personal weight loss transformation.
Here are my personal top 20 best motivational songs for weight loss for January and February 2013.
The weight loss book is called The Plan and is written by Lynn Genet Recitas who runs her weight loss programs out of New York. What’s great about The Plan is that it’s not a diet, but instead a whole new way of eating.
Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #4: Colin Farrell in ‘Triage’
In Triage, Colin Farrell played a war reporter in Bosnia who was taken by Kurd guerrillas in 1988. On returning home, his character must deal with post traumatic stress disorder. Colin Farrell states, “I thought it important that I lose 20 kilos [40 pounds] for the role.” Colin Farrell said his weight losssuccess was down to his addictive and competitive personality.
Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #5: Rescue Dawn
For Werner Herzog’s 2007 drama “Rescue Dawn”—which was based on real life events—Christian Bale, Steve Cahn and Jeremy Davis played U.S servicemen in a prison in Laos. All three actors lost weight. Steve Zahn lost 40 pounds. Jeremy Davies lost 33 pounds. It is unknown how much weight Christian Bale lost. Rescue Dawn HERE
Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #6: Tom Hanks in Cast Away
In the frankly brilliant movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks plays a moddile aged business man who gets stranded on an island. During a six month period, Hanks lost 50 pounds, going from 225 pounds to 170. He has stated that his weight loss was thanks to a 1200 calorie a day diet.
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Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #7: Daniel Day Lewis in “In The Name of the Father”
Daniel Day Lewis has always been a fairly hardcore actor. For “In the name of the Father,” he lost 30 pounds to play Gerry Conlon, an IRA prisoner who went on hunger strike. Daniel Day Lewis slept in his on-set jail and demanded that the crew verbally abuse him. He ate little in order to stay in character.
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There have been some truly amazing weight loss transformations to have taken place on the screen. Below, you’ll find ten of the absolute best. I hope these are inspiring for your own weight loss programs!
Oh, and just a note: I’m not suggesting that anyone should lose as much weight as some of these actor, or that they should do it in the same way (some examples are pretty unhealthy). I’m merely showing how amazing some actor’s transformations have been.
Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #1 : Natalie Portman in Black Swan
For her role in director Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, Natalie Portman transformed herself into a New York ballet dancing. Talking about her role, she said, “I trained beginning a full year ahead of filming, and went into hyper-training six months prior to the film. I was doing five hours a day of both ballet and cross-training, swimming. . . . It was extreme.”
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Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #2: Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet
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Seth Rogen has to lose a lot of weight in order to play The Green Hornet, a masked crime fighter, and in order to do his own stunts. He combined cardio training with strength training in order to lose the weight.
Amazing Weight Loss Transformation #3: Christian Bale in The Machinist
Before Christian Bale got all pissed off and started yelling at everyone and his mum, he was losing weight like a champion for his role in the 2004 film The Machinist. He played an industrial worker and has to lose 60 pounds for the role.
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Show your support for Lad Gaga and UNICEF’s effort to keep kids in school land protected. .. .
Whether you love or hate Lady Gaga’s music and over-the-top theatricality, there’s no denying that Lady Gaga is one of most positive people in the music business these days. Her busy philanthropic endeavours have ranged from supporting HIV and AIDS charities to helping provide relief for victims of natural disasters. Following on from her Born This Way ball in Lima, Lady paid a surprise visit to a UNICEF-supported school in Peru.
Lady Gaga visited Francisco Bolognese in Pachacutec Ventanilla District, a region stricken by violence, gang activity and poverty, all of which prevent students in the area from attending school. UNICEF and the local government have been working together to implement Child Friendly School initiatives to help keep students in school.
Lady Gaga has spoken on the importance of keeping children in school and in a safe, protected environment. She said, “All children have the right to feel valuable, and everybody has a shot – but not everybody has a fair shot. So, I think that what UNICEF does is try to make the shot a little more equal.”
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Lady Gaga Working with UNICEF To Support Children in Lima
Stuck in your weight loss program / attempt to quit smoking or other personal goal / addiction? If so, here are three questions to ask :
1) Do you want to change?
2) Do you know you need to change?
3) Yet, do you still not change?
If you answered yes to these questions (and many people do) then Al Switzler, cofounder of VitalSmarts, has some advice you might like to listen to.
In a recent TEDX presentation, Switzler discussed how to change using SKILLPOWER rather than willpower. You can read the highlights of this presentation below, or watch the video right here. . .
Creating Your Own Weight Loss Program for Real Success
How to lose weight by creating your own weight loss program (Text version)
Most people fall into the “willpower trip” – thinking that willpower alone can enable them to change. The problem with this is that willpower doesn’t last forever. Sure, you might have amazing willpower for a couple of weeks, but eventually your willpower will fail and you will revert to old ways.
Willpower is not enough to create sustainable change. Willpower may allow you to lose weight or quit smoking (for instance) for a couple of weeks, but after that you will revert back to your old eating or smoking habits
Willpower is not enough. Nor is willpower the be-all-end-all of your goals.
In order to change for good, you need to find a new working model—a new way of living. You need to adjust your day to day life so that it supports your goal. If you want to lose weight, you need to change your life to support a no-smoking lifestyle. If you want to lose weight, you need to change your day to day life to support a healthier lifestyle.
So, how do you do that?
There are three important steps to changing your lifestyle
Find the times when you are most tempted to do the thing you want to stop doing (in other words, workout when you’re more likely to smoke / drink etc.). Write a list of all these times.
Create your vital behaviours: Choose some important key behaviours that help you towards your goal. For instance, if your primary problem with your weight loss is that you eat too much when you feel down, decide that the moment you start to feel down you will sit down somewhere quiet and meditate instead of eating (this is just an example. You don’t have to meditate – choose an alternative activity that works for you).
Take into account all the different influences in your life. There are three major influences, each of which is broken into Motivation and Ability. To explain this better. . .
Personal Influences: The personal influences are all about YOU. Ask yourself, do you have the personal motivation and ability to change?
Social influence: Does your social network help provide the motivation and ability to change? For instance, is there a friend who in some way negatively influences you? Perhaps your friends eat a lot or smoke a lot and they influence you to do the same. If so, find ways around this. Find ways to be with the same people without them having a negative influence on you. If this is impossible, you may have a tough choice to make: do you need to change your social network in order to have the lifestyle you truly want? this is a tough call, but you may find that is one worth making. After all, is a friend really a friend if their primary influence is a negative one?
Structural Influence: Find ways to make your new, healthy lifestyle more functional. Ask yourself: is there a pratical reason why you can’t change? For instance, can you not lose weight because fatty food is cheaper than healthy food? Can you not stop smoking because you use smoking as a way to socialise? If so, find new ways; find ways to socialise with the same people without smoking. Find ways to make healthy food cheaper.
By taking into account these primary influences you can begin to recognise the factors that are negatively effecting you and preventing you fromreaching your goals. Having recognised these factors, you can then begin to change your life so you are living in a more supportive environemt. This is the key to success.
Here are the very best inspirational fitnessquotes, from Maya Angelou, Mahatma Gandhi, Friedrich Nietzsch, Jim Rohn and others. Remember, you don’t need a personal trainer degree, weight loss surgery or a weight loss boot camp to have the body you want. All you need is the right inspiration and motivation Begin with these great inspirational fitnessquotes.
Inspirational Fitness Quotes
You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.
-Maya Angelou inspirational fitness quotes
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
– David Viscott
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
“Your body hears everything your mind says.”
– Naomi Judd,
The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it. – Erin Gray
“That which does not kill me makes me stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche inspirational fitness quotes
Motivational and Inspirational Fitness Quotes COnt’d
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
-Benjamin Franklin inspirational fitness quotes
It’s never too late to become what you might have been.
-George Elliot inspirational fitness quotes
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
– Franklin P. Adams
Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
– Earl of Derby
“The race goes not only to the swift nor the contest to the strong, but that’s the way to bet your money”
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.
– Alexander von Humboldt
“Belief triggers the power to do”
-David Schwartz inspirational fitness quotes
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. –
Jim Rohn fitness inspirational quotes
Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity.
– Walter Dill Scott
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
– Woody Allen
“Pain is temporary, pride is forever”
Inspirational Fitness Quotes — Just DO IT. . . NOW!
This brilliant weight loss video and the inspiring weight lossquotes come from Rosaline Lub. Not only is it excellently produced, but it’s also full of genuinely useful weight loss advice and information. You can watch the video below or click the image to enter the weight loss quotes images gallery.
In this great video, Kendalll Ciesmier (sophomore and Georgetown University and founder and executive director of Kds Caring 4 Kids) answers the question: How to find power in powerlessness. You can watch the video below, or read the highlights of the video here.
Kendall Ciesmier’s Story on How To Find Inner Strength
Kendall Cisemier found herself close to death in the Intensive Care Unit when she needed two liver transplants. “Growing up with a chronic illness threatened my normal childhood. I sought to keep my medical condition hidden. I sought to identify myself by something other than my illness. When I saw African kids on tele suffering from Aids I ran upstairs and Google’d ‘Aids orphans in Africa. I found World Vision, who run an orphan sponsorship program. I found an 8 year old girl who needed my help. I grabbed £350 and sent it off. Months later I got a letter back saying how well she was doing. I wanted to do more.”
This inspiring story from Kendall Ciesemier highlights one of the keys to finding strength in yourself when you are feeling powerless: think of someone else, At times, we don’t have the power to be who we really want to be or to do what we really want to do. Kendall was in this position when suffering from illness. Doubtlessly, she could not live the life she wanted to live for herself at this time. But instead of giving in, Kendall switched the question around. She took the problem : I don’t have the power to be the perfect me, and switched it around by asking, “Well, what power do I have and what can I do with that power, limited as it may be?” The answer was in taking her savings and donating it to a young girl who need her help.
So the first lesson Kendall offers is this: if you don’t have the power to help yourself and to do what you want to do, what do you have the power for? Who can you help? Asking these questions takes the state of powerlessness and flips it upside down to form an entirely new kind of power.
As Kendall explains, other kids who hears of her effort to help Aids victims joined the fight by making donations themselves. This led Kendall to form the nonprofit organisation Kids Caring 4 Kids.
When watching the video and the sheer emotion in Kendall Ciesier as she tells her story, there can be no doubt of the depth of joy, love and empowerment that she has experienced based entirely off of her decision to live for something other than herself.
“You can find your power in powerlessness through service,” says Kendall. The proof is in her story.
Here are the absolute best self motivation quotes for weight loss. Copy and paste these quotes somewhere you can see them often for constant self motivation! Alternatively see the image gallery for these quotes HERE
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Self Motivation Quotes For Weight Loss
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~William Faulkner weight loss quotes
“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” ~Unknown
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~Victor E. Frankl
“You can complain that roses have thorns, or rejoice that thorns have roses.” ~Ziggy
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” ~William James weight loss quotes
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford self motivation quotes for weight loss
“First thing every morning before you arise, say out loud, ‘I believe’, three times.” ~Norman Vincent Peale weight loss quotes for motivation
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
“ ~Robert Frost
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
“ ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
“A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.
“ ~H. Stanley Judd
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
“ ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
“ ~Charlie Batch
“Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.
“ ~Maria Shriver
“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
“ ~Napolean Bonaparte
“Someday is not a day of the week.
“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
“ ~Spanish Proverb
“No amount of security is worth the suffering of a life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
“ ~Mahatma Gandhi
“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
“ ~Dr. Robert Anthony
“Quite often we change our jobs, friends and spouses instead of changing ourselves.
“ ~Akbarali H. Jetha
“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.
“ ~Jim Rohn
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
“ ~Leo Tolstoy
“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.
“ ~Gerry Spence
“Stumbling is not falling.
“ ~Portuguese Proverb
“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
“ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.
“ ~Vince Lombardi
“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.