Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

​We are wired to want to be the best out of everyone, but we should focus on being the best versions of ourselves.
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We are wired to want to be the best out of everyone, but we should focus on being the best versions of ourselves.

Social media has such a strong impact on our lives today and it is hard not to get wrapped into it. We see Instagram models and people with perfect figures so we compare ourselves and become our own worst critics.

Your body is the most powerful tool you have and you need to take advantage of all it has to offer. You never know what you are capable of until you try.

Focus on eating well and living an active life. You should never focus on what the scale says or your reflection in the mirror.

If you are happy with yourself internally it shouldn’t matter what others think of you externally. Learn to not be affected by others’ opinions or comments.

The only opinions about your physique or appearance that should be relevant to your life are your own. If you are dissatisfied with your physical health, then change it. If you have the ability to live a healthier life, take it.

Work until you are happy on the inside and that will reflect outward. Learn to be happy with yourself and not feel the need to critique every part of your body.

Don’t be so hard on yourself and especially don’t let others be hard on you. People need to focus on bettering themselves and not on critiquing others.

Your body is a temple and you need to treat it as one. Some do not have the abilities as others do and I️ take that into consideration every day.

I️ am thankful for a healthy body and I️ take advantage of the opportunities it gives me. I️ put good foods into it and stay active because I know how lucky I am to have that ability.

The healthier you live and the happier you are with yourself, the less you will compare yourself to others. You will live a better overall life by not being so hard on yourself and taking advantage of all your body has to offer you.

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I Drank Lemon Water For A Week And Here's What Happened

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There are so many health crazes out there now, it's hard to tell what actually works and what doesn't; or more importantly what is healthy and what is making your body worse. I read about simply drinking lemon water and I figured that didn't sound gross or bad for me so I figured I would give it a try. I've been drinking it consistently for a week and a half and I already notice some results.

I've never been a fan of lemon in my water, I always refuse it at restaurants. You definitely have to find your sweet spot in lemon to water ratio, in what tastes good to you. I personally cut the lemon into quarters and use on quarter per day. I put the lemon quarter in the bottle and then continuously fill with water throughout the day. I still get the yummy lemon flavor all day because I do not squeeze the lemon. It took about a bottle or two to get used to the lemon flavor, and now I just crave it.

Lemon water is supposed to speed up your metabolism. Obviously, a week is not long enough to tell if this is fact or fiction but I have noticed a change in appetite. I feel like I do not get hungry as often as I did before. I saw this effect within 24-48 hours of starting the experiment. This seems opposite to a fast metabolism but we'll see.

I definitely feel more hydrated with lemon water. I drink a lot of water anyways, about 80 oz a day but for some reason with the lemon, it makes me feel better. I don't feel as sluggish, I'm not getting hot as easily, and my skin feels amazing. I am slightly skeptical though because the lemon almost makes my tongue dry requiring me to drink more water, so I have upped my intake by about 20oz. I'm unsure if the hydration is due to the extra water, the lemon, or both!

My face is clearing up and feels so much softer too, in only a week! I have not gotten a new pimple since I have started my lemon water kick, may be coincidence but I'm not going to argue with it.

I also feel skinnier as I feel like I'm not holding as much water weight. I only exercise lightly, for the most part, walking around a mile or two a day so we can eliminate exercise factor to the slender feeling.

I have a messy stomach. Everything upsets it, and even though lemons are very acidic, they have not affected me in a negative way at all. It almost seems like the lemon water is helping me digest the difficult foods that my stomach doesn't like. I'm nowhere near a doctor so don't trust my word but it seems to be working for me.

From the effects I've felt so far, it also seems like lemon water may be a great hangover cure! I haven't tried it but I don't see why it wouldn't work. I can't say a negative thing about drinking lemon water so far expect you have to buy the lemons! If you try this for yourself though just make sure you are using an enamel saving mouthwash or toothpaste since lemons aren't so great for your teeth.

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