Continuing the top ten weight loss transformations from the movies with Colin Farrell, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks and Rescue Dawn.
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 loss success 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.
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Continuing the top ten weight loss transformations from the movies.
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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Ten Amazing Movie Weight Loss Transformations for Weight Loss Inspiration
Need to know how to boost self confidence? The answer lies in learning to not be so hard on yourself. Read on to discover the key to boosting self confidence.
How to Boost Self Confidence by Not Being So Hard On Yourself
Low self confidence affects us in every avenue of life, from meeting new people to job interviews, and while it’s easy to place blame elsewhere—on our critics, on the media etc.—in reality, the best place to look is to yourself.
While the criticism of others can affects our confidence, it’s the way we criticise ourselves which really hurts.
It’s not hard to see how hard we our on ourselves. Whenever we find ourselves in a pressure situation—be it at work, in social life or elsewhere—we often hear a little voice at the back of our minds saying “You’re not good enough. You wont succeed. Why do you even try.”
This voice hurts. It kills our self esteem. If we are to boos our self confidence we need to learn to not be so hard on ourselves.
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How to Boost Self Confidence by Not Being So Hard On Yourself
If you want to know how to improve workplace productivity the best place to start is to stop multitasking.
How To Improve Workplace Productivity By not Multitasking
We live in a world where it seems near impossible not to multitask. Checking Twitter, our phones, chatting to everyone, keeping up with the news. . . it can seem as though we are doing an awful lot, but really, we’re getting less done as a result of multitasking. What we need to do is to take a step back, lay the house one brick at a time. That’s the solid foundation that leads to success.
But in this day and age, how can we possibly take our foot off the gas long enough to readjust to a one-step-at-a-time way of life?
First things first. Let’s take a look at precisely why you need to stop multitasking
Why is multitasking Bad for Workplace Productivity and for Health?
Science has proven that the brain simply cannot operate neither effectively nor efficiently while switching repeatedly between tasks. Read more [...]
How To Improve Workplace Productivity By not Multitasking
In a recent self improvement article on Forbes, Jeff Bezos revealed one of the most important traits for success — knowing how to change your mind. It’s a great article that I recommend reading in full. Here is an excerpt from the article
Jeff Bezos on How To Change Your Mind
“Bezos said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds.” One one level, this seems like a facile answer. How better to always be right than to change your mind as you go along? But Fried makes it clear that Bezos meant this in a much more profound sense.”
Continue Reading the Self Improvement Article HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND HERE
New research at the University of Califfornia, Berkley, reveals self compassion, not self esteem, is key to success in life
Of all the subjects covered by self improvement book, one of the most popular falls under the category self esteem. Amazon has 5000 books on the subject of self esteem, books that argue that self esteem is the number one key to success. It’s a viewpoint shared by the majority of Western Civilisation.
Championing self esteem is only natural. After all, if you feel good about yourself you will be more motivated and generally happier. However, there’s one terrible pitfall about self esteem – it prevents us from accepting our failings.
If self esteem is about feeling great about yourself then you’re naturally inclined to turn your eye from the weaker sides of your character. Perhaps this is why recent research has revealed that self esteem does not, in fact, lead people to become more successful. It turns out that high self esteem causes people to Read more [...]
Self Compassion, Not Self Esteem, Is key To Success In Life
I don’t know how many times I said to myself that things would be different “in the future.” Whenever I came across something I wanted I would tell myself, “Well, in the future I will have it.” When I was upset about something I would say, “Well, this will all change soon.” I must have placed half my life on a cloudy dream of the future. And things that I put in the future yesterday are still in the future today.
No, this isn’t another post about the power of now. Nor is it a post about not wishing for things in the future. Rather, it’s a post about simply being self aware, being aware of your present attitude, because your attitude controls your life.
All those times I put things in the future we’re a failure of attitude. When we say we’ll do something “later” or that we’ll have / be something in the “future,” what we’re really doing is tossing our hands up in the air and saying “I don’t know how to achieve this right now, so I’ll just hope that Read more [...]
Change Your Attitude Change Your Future: Self Improvement / Awareness
You’re a good friend / relative / partner. You want everyone who’s close to you to be healthy. You’re concerned with your friend / significant other’s weight problem and would like to help, but you don’t know how. What is worse, every time you talk to them about it they become annoyed or aggravated. What do you do?
First things first. There’s a right way to help a person overcome a weight problem, and there’s a wrong way.
The Right Wrong Way To Help Someone Lose Weight
The wrong way to help someone to lose weight is to be too direct with them. As we all know, weight loss is a personal thing. The vast majority of us don’t wish to discuss our problems. Even those people who would actively admit to needing help would still rather not discuss the issue with someone close to them.
So, what do you, the friend who wants to help out, do?
The RIGHT Way To Help Someone Lose Weight
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How To be A Good Friend While Helping Someone Lose Weight
Perhaps no sensation is more universally desired than the sense of freedom. Whether we wish to feel free from work and the worries therein, or free from problematic relationships, or perhaps free from monetary concerns, we all desire more freedom.
Freedom is immensely important. If we do not feel free, we feel unable to explore, to try new things, to try new ways of doing old things. . we feel stuck. This is a huge problem in life. Many people feel stuck for whole years on end. They get caught in ways of doing things, even if those ways are unhealthy and unproductive.
You know yourself whether you need to create more freedom in your life. If you do need to feel more freedom, there are some fantastic exercises you can do to immediately create that freedom. Five of the best exercises follow here.
Five Great Exercises for how to Feel Free
1: Get out in the open: The mental is directly related to the physical. If you want to feel more mental freedom, get out somewhere that Read more [...]
Oftentimes, we hold ourselves back from success because of negative thought patterns and attitudes. By using the following keys to self awareness, we can quickly begin to recognise our thought patterns and thus empower ourselves to change them.
Keep an eye out for these THREE SELF AWARENESS KEYS
Self Awareness Key 1: Judging:
Probably every single one of us is guilty of judging other people. We think of people as thin or fat as rich or poor as nice or nasty and so on. Sadly, once we make these judgements, it can be very hard to change them. Once we deem someone to be unfriendly it can be very hard to see them as anything but that. Even if this unfriendly individual suddenly starts acting incredibly nicely towards us, our early negative judgment will keep us from seeing the good in them.
It isn’t hard to see how judgements of this type can negatively impact our lives. It is much better to cultivate an attitude of acceptance and to keep ourselves from Read more [...]
STOP Failing! Become More Successful With The Self Awareness Exercise
Life is hard. It can be hard to find motivation at times. And often it seems impossible to just chill out and have a laugh. Games are easy. They motivate you from beginning to end. And every step of the way is fun. If only there were some way to make life more like games, so life could be fun, rewarding, motivating, relaxing and fun. Sign.
Well let’s turn that frown upside down! Here are five great life coaching lessons from games which, when applied to life itself, will make reality more fun, motivating and rewarding.
Life Coaching Lesson from Games #1 : Keep your eyes on the prize
Games continually make us aware of our goal. If we’re playing a fighting game, we can constantly see both our own and the opponent’s health metre. If it’s a RPG we’re given an easily-accessible levelling system so we can see how powerful our character is and what we need to do to get stronger.
So here’s life coaching lesson #1: Always be aware of where you are and where you are going. Read more [...]
Yay and did Napoleon Hill say unto Jack Canfield “Thy shall set down ten commandments for self improvement plans. . .”
Okay, so that didn’t happen. Nevertheless, it is of the utmost importance in any self improvement / self development or personal development plan that certain rules be understood.
The following ten rules are the key building blocks of all good self improvement plans. Make sure you stick to these commandments throughout your self improvement plan
The Ten Commandments of Self Improvement.
The first commandment of self improvement plans:
Thou shalt believe in self improvement and the ability to change
Simple. There is no sense in committing to a self improvement plan if you do not genuinely believe in your own ability to grow, to change and to develop. Self improvement takes time. Though there may be a thousand self improvement books saying you can change your life in X number of days, in reality it takes time. To make sure you put the Read more [...]
Discover an effective and easy way to control your emotions with a simple meditation for beginners.
It’s been scientifically proven by groundbreaking research that observing and naming your emotions helps you control them, and the best way to do that is through meditation.
Brain scans have shown that when we associate negative emotions with words we calm the emotional centre of the brain. This is cited as being one of the main reasons why meditation is of psychological benefit because when we meditate we become better able to observe our emotions and thus to name them.
This news seconds the belief held by psychologists that talking about our feelings and emotions enables us to take control of them (and, vice-versa, being unable to talk about our feelings can lead to a person suffering depression).
Research by UCLA psychologist Matthew Lieberman showed that naming emotions caused the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex region—an area associated with thinking in words Read more [...]
How To control Your Emotions By Meditating (with a meditation for beginners)
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 Read more [...]
Lady Gaga Working with UNICEF To Support Children in Lima