A must-watch video on how your mindset can affect your diet, exercise and many aspects of your life (It starts getting really interesting around 3:28)

This TedTalk is given by Dr Alia Crum a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behavior.

They say when you lose a loved one, it gets easier over time. I don’t think that’s true. It doesn’t get any easier, I think eventually you just learn how to live without them.
—  5/3/15 3:03pm

It’s almost five months. It will be at the end of the month. But I never took a before selfie in sports clothing. I’m not sure I could actually GET into any of my workout gear then. But here we are this morning for comparison. My tummy today looks bloated as I’m still getting over the bout of gastroenteritis I just had. But it looks better huh. The work is paying off. Looking forward to the official five months progress now 💪🏻👌🏻✌🏻️👊🏻👍🏻🎉

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Kind of proud of myself for today...

Yesterday (Saturday 21/01/17) I had a headspace melt down and depression took over my mind, I stayed on my bed/in my bedroom most of the day. Today (Sunday), I was determined to not let those thoughts and worries of my life keep a hold of me. It’s just gone midnight on Sunday evening and I’m laying here in bed feeling proud of myself for how I handled today. I didn’t let the thoughts defeat me, I came up with a plan in my head, used it effectively and matched that with keeping myself busy. I worked through my to-do list, spent time with family, spoke to my girlfriend throughout the day and kept my depression under control.

What I need to constantly remember is that not everyday is perfect, some will be near that and others will just be a case of getting through the day. What counts is that I enjoy the small things, the things that make me smile, the moments that are enjoyable. Then when things seem bad, use those memories to aid me through. It’s all a process, this journey is a process, just as life is a process really…✌🏼💕

991. After the war, Harry and Ron ask the Hogwarts school board to forbid students from bringing in their own brooms for Quidditch matches (to keep the richer families from buying an advantage with more powerful brooms) unless they have valid excuses like medical reasons. In exchange for giving all the Hogwarts Quidditch teams high quality brooms to use for matches and practice, Harry and Ron offer to help advertise the broom companies by being seasonal spokesmen for their ads.

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I REALLY need to get back on track. I’ve indulged the past few days and ate quite a few things I really shouldn’t have. I don’t want to fall back into my old ways after making so many improvements to my diet and health the past couple months! Resetting my mind and body tomorrow and digging deep to find that motivation that started me on this journey to begin with. 👊