This week we focus on ten simple, workable rules for
overcoming inadequacy attitudes and learning to practice
faith. To find out if you have a generally negative
to exercise, healthy eating and weight loss, just listen
carefully to what that little voice in your head begins
saying when you think about making some real positive
changes in your life. To learn more, check out the
article, Top 10 to build right attitude for weight loss.?
The principle for building your ab muscles is the same
for any other muscle, you have to progressively train
your body to lift more load with the muscle. For most
they simply do more and more crunches and sit ups
sometimes doing an abdominal workout of 400 to 500 reps
in a session. What you need to do when training to build
abdominal muscle is use a rep range of somewhere between
6 and 15 using enough load to really get you abs working
but not too heavy that you cant control the
movement and hurt your back.
One more thing, never do the same exercises for more
than 6 weeks in a row, it this point you are just
wasting your time and effort, changing your exercises
dramatically increases the stimulation on your abs and
therefore your results.
The Power of Determination
A eight-year-old boy named Glenn Cunningham had the job
of coming to school early each day so that he could use
kerosene to start the fire and warm the room before
his teacher and his classmates arrived. One fine day, as
a result of an accident he had major burns over the
lower half of his body and was taken to a nearby county
hospital. The mother was told by the doctor that since
the fire had destroyed so much flesh in the lower part
of his body, it would almost be better if Glen had died,
since he was doomed to be a lifetime cripple with no use
at all of his lower limbs.
Ultimately Glenn was released from the hospital. Every
day afterward his mother and father would massage his
little legs, but there was no feeling, no control,
Yet his determination that he would walk was as strong
as ever. When he wasn't in bed, he was confined to a
wheelchair. One sunny day his mother wheeled him out
the yard to get some fresh air. This day, instead of
sitting there, he threw himself from the chair. Glenn
pulled himself across the grass, dragging his legs
He worked his way to the white picket fence bordering
their lot. With great effort, he raised himself up on
the fence. Then, stake by stake, he began dragging
himself along the fence, resolved that he would walk. He
started to do this every day until he wore a smooth path
all around the yard beside the fence. There was
nothing he wanted more than to develop life in those
Ultimately through his daily massages, Glenn's iron
persistence and his resolute determination, he did
develop the ability first to stand up, then to walk
help, then to walk by himself and then miraculously
Glenn began to run to school. He ran for the sheer joy
of running and being able to run. He ran everywhere that
he could. The people in his town would often see him run
by on his way to who knows where and smile. Later in
college Glenn made the track team where his tremendous
determination paid off. He eventually received the
nickname the "Kansas Flyer."
In February 1934, in New York City's famed Madison
Square Garden, this young man who was not expected to
survive, who would surely never walk, who could never
hope to run this determined young man, Dr. Glenn
Cunningham, ran the mile in four minutes and eight
seconds, the world's fastest indoor mile! Later that
same year in
a prestigious outdoor track meet, he shaved another
second off his record to run the world's fastest mile to
Now, that's what we call determination.
"Youve got to win in your mind before you win in your life."
Zesty Roasted Chicken
Makes: 6 servings
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. chili powder (or to taste)
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce or your favorite hot pepper sauce
(or to taste)
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1/2 roasting chicken, cut into parts, skin removed
(approximately 1 1/2 lbs.)
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1. In deep glass baking dish,
mix yogurt, cinnamon, chili power, hot sauce and garlic.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and coat well
Cover dish tightly and marinate in refrigerator
2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
3. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on chicken and place it on
a raised broiler rack in oven. Immediately reduce the
baking temperature to 350 degrees. Roast for about
1 1/2 hours.
4. Serve hot or cold.
Nutritional Information: (per portion)
4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat),
3 g carbohydrate,
26 g protein,
0 g dietary fiber,
110 mg sodium.
Top 10 to build right attitude for weight loss
Negative thought patterns are all too common among
dieters and one of the main reasons why so many are
unable to lose weight permanently. To find out if you
have a generally negative attitude to exercise, healthy
eating and weight loss, just listen carefully to what
that little voice in your head begins saying when you
think about making some real positive changes in your
Following are ten simple, workable rules for overcoming
inadequacy attitudes and learning to practice faith.
Thousands have used these rules, reporting successful
results. Undertake these parameters and you, too, will
build up confidence in your powers. You, too, will have
a new feeling of power.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental
picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture
tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will
seek to develop this picture. Never think of yourself as
failing; never doubt the reality of the mental image.
That is most dangerous, for the mind always tries to
complete what it pictures. So always picture success
no matter how badly things seems to be going at the
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