You've let yourself go during the Christmas break or way before then!
It happens to the best of us. That moment when you realise that you’ve let yourself go, and you need to get back on track. Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of many diets past return…along with all the frustration. Then you wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has or you will stop again midway somewhere between work and life. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is to change your lifestyle.
Making the Change It’s time to lose your ‘all or nothing’ mentality. Embrace simple, small changes that will add up to big improvements in your lifestyle. An ongoing healthy lifestyle that supports your ideal body weight.
These are your 2 areas to change:
What You Eat Let’s face it, most of the foods you eat aren’t the healthiest. Some are downright terrible (the burger and fries you had last week). While others are simply excessive (the snacks you eat while watching TV).
The solution to cleaning up your daily diet is NOT to go back on a ‘diet’. In fact, I never want you to go on a ‘diet’ again. Instead, I want you to make permanent healthy changes to your eating habits. Here are some practical examples:
Choose salad over chips or fries
Don’t add butter to your food
Eat fresh produce with every meal
Limit desserts to one or two per week
Cut out mindless snacking
Drink water,limit soft drinks.. and limit alcohol, why wait for Dry July!
I don’t expect you to eat a perfect diet every day of the week – that’d be ludicrous. You should, however, make MORE healthy choices every day than unhealthy ones.
How You Move Exercise is a huge component of a healthy lifestyle, and you’re not getting enough of it. How often does an entire week go by without you ever lacing up your workout shoes? Don’t disregard the importance and power of a good workout.
Your new healthy lifestyle means exercising on most days of the week.I understand how hard it is to find the motivation to stay consistent and to push yourself. Make exercise a no-brainer—contact us to get started on a lifestyle enhancing program today. Here are simple ways to move more:
Watch less TV
Stretch stiff muscles every day
Play at the park with the kids
Go for a jog
Do some pushups every morning
Take the dog for a walk
Have a home exercise program that you can follow - we can help.
While none of the above are meant as substitutes for a solid exercise routine, they are great ways to become more active and to improve your lifestyle.
Your lifestyle is the balance of all the choices that you make regarding your body. Swing the balance in your favor—make a majority of your choices health conscious.
You’ll be happy you made the decision to be better. Are you ready to transform your lifestyle and body? No more beating around the bush. The time is now.