Most of us are aware of the vast importance of doing what we can to ensure our long-term health. Diet and exercise are important, and we must make time to get the right amount of sleep. However, where we often fail is when we find ourselves going through our daily motions.
Out with the Old, in with the New. Start today to make a change.The year is coming to an end and you may plan on making some changes for the new year. You may be uncertain if you should try something new. It sounds exciting, but scary and you are not sure how you will like it. Why is out with the old and in with the new so hard?
What is the best habit to initiate first when starting a wellness journey? That depends on where you are starting and where you want to go. The main thing is to start. Trying to overhaul your eating and exercise routines all at once can be overwhelming. Picture your enthusiasm to “get healthy” on January 1st. We often make a grand, although vague proclamation at the beginning of the year that we are going to eat right and exercise but slip back into our regular routines, often before the month is over. We know that we will feel
Changing habits will not happen just by wishing they would change. Successful changes happen when you make a plan and talk to yourself about that plan constantly. You should think about the things you want to change often; and if you make what you think about MATCH what you actually want to do, your brain may not like it but it will eventually go along.
New Year’s Day has come and gone, but you’re probably still contemplating your health goals for 2016. If putting a fork in your couch potato ways is at the top of your list, you don’t need to be a CrossFit junkie or a triathlete to reap the benefits of exercise. The key is to create a fitness routine that’s tailored for your lifestyle. Develop a Fitness Plan That Works for You
Food cravings are very real, trust me, I know!Yes, I too, deal with them. Did someone just say peanut butter cookies and cream soda?? Seriously, food cravings are natural. If we can embrace that, then, we’ve won half the battle.
Even though I have exercised pretty much all my life, I haven't always eaten right. When I was younger, nutrition was something of a mystery to me. All I knew was what I had heard…fat was the devil! So, I avoided fat at all costs. I loaded up on pretzels and every packaged fat free product advertised in the grocery store. It didn’t matter what I ate as long as it didn’t have fat. But what I didn’t know was that I was actually loading up on carbs, calories and sugar that eventually turned to fat. What?
As this year comes to a close and we are ready to begin the New Year, most of us vow to make major changes in the coming weeks. We attempt to live a healthier life, without taking the time to reflect on what that “healthier life” will look and feel like. We think we need to change everything at once, but the fact is this is not realistic and we find our willpower depleted after a few weeks and give up.