I have mentioned previously that I have taken time over the past two months to sit down one on one with over 115 people. I listened to their stories and helped them put together a plan that will enable them to reach all of their health and fitness goals for 2015 and beyond.
The biggest struggle I hear about from my clients is their inability to make regular exercise and healthy eating a lifestyle. Many of our clients have been through plenty of unrealistic diets and plans that can only not be maintained for a short amount of time, until willpower becomes fatigued- but what they really need is a true lifestyle change.
- What if missing a workout was as nasty and unpleasant to you as going 3 days without brushing your teeth and eating nothing but garlic?
- What if eating processed food more than a couple meals in a row felt as gross as not taking a shower for an entire week during the hot and humid summer?
- What if constantly hanging around negative people was as unacceptable as watching your child get bullied in school?
There is a lot that goes into the process of creating a lasting, healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle that includes daily exercise, non-processed food, and a positive, supportive community and becomes so natural that you will do all you can to make it a part of your daily life.
Here are 5 tips to get you starting down that healthy living path:
- Write down 10 reasons why exercise is good for you that don’t have to do with weight loss.
- Find 5 things in your refrigerator or pantry that you know aren’t good for you and toss them out.
- Begin to visualize yourself as an athlete. Write down 5 things that an athlete does or thinks that you don’t currently do and incorporate these things into your daily life.
- Spend 20 minutes each day reading articles and journals related to exercise, nutrition, psychology, etc. Becoming more educated will give you the power to make better decisions. Tip: Click here to jump over to my blog where I have written over 600 blog posts for you to consume.
- Find 2-5 people who are fitter than you and ask if you can workout with them, or join a fitness group that includes people who are as fit as you want to become.
This is just a small list of possible ways you can start to change your habits and behaviors to make living a healthy lifestyle something you don’t give a second thought to.
I believe 2015 is going to be a great year for most of us. I also believe it could be the start of a health care trend that will mean more expenses for unhealthy and out of shape people. It already costs someone who is overweight or obese over $5,250 more each year in expenses, but with health care changes I predict it will get much higher. Investing in your health should be a no-brainer on so many levels. If you don’t join our program that is fine, but please commit to doing something for your health this year!